Eleanor Rushing, an odd little character plagued with a delusional disorder called Erotomania. I read this one many years ago and it has lingered with me, almost haunting me. Funny, heart wrenching and just the slightest bit creepy. Not available in e-reader form but you can find used copies on Amazon for little more than the price of shipping.
Speaking of creepy, I discovered author Gillian Flynn a few years ago with her first novel Sharp Objects. She has a knack for keeping one glued to a story and same was the case for her next book Dark Places. So I pre-ordered her newest book Gone Girl without even reading the description. It is next up on my reading list and I can't wait to dive in.
Geek Love is one of my all time favorite books and is now available for Kindles. It has had many cover incarnations and was once a rumored David Lynch film project. Katherine Dunn's mesmerizing way with words kept me fully drawn into her odd but fascinating world of circus freaks.
The Giant's House, may just be my favorite love story of all time. It is about changing one's expectations and discovering an unconventional love as a result. I actually gave a copy as a wedding shower gift to a friend once, I loved it that much.
We lost a true American treasure with the recent passing of Nora Ephron. One of the great female voices of our time her words are relevant, funny and painfully honest. Two of my favorites; Heartburn a fictional account of her first marriage and the movie version is excellent. I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts About Being a Woman gives women a chance to commiserate and more importantly laugh about the inevitable aging process.
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