My congratulations to "local" author Lee Martin on his nomination for 
a Pulitzer prize!

Lee Martinís novel THE BRIGHT FOREVER was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in fiction. 

  • Lee Martin will be at the Barnes & Noble Easton store on Thursday June 8th at 7:00 pm. We will discuss THE BRIGHT FOREVER and then have a question and answer session following our conversation. Mr. Martin will sign copies of his novel after the event. There is no charge for the event. Plan on arriving early, seating is limited.

Week of  May 11 | Lee Martin

Lee Martin is my guest this week. We discuss THE BRIGHT FOREVER, his new novel which has recently been published by Shaye Arehart Books. 

I discovered Mr. Martin's work in 2000 when I read his memoir FROM OUR HOUSE. I was, and continue to be, impressed with his prose. He is a natural storyteller who sets his stories in small town America. His characters are people you know and grew up with. 

THE BRIGHT FOREVER is a different type of book for Lee. It is a thriller, but not strictly a who-dunnit. The novel explores 'why they dunnit'. This, I think, is what separates the novel from its competitors. 

I read the book in two sittings, then read it again a couple of weeks later. The first time through I just wanted to find out what happened. The second time through I read it with an eye on the structure Lee used. 

It is told from differing points of view, along with third person narrative. The novel's structure leads to its suspense. It is a novel that you should read. Lee is an English professor at The Ohio State University, so the interview took place at my house. I hope you enjoy it.

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