My favorite professor from grad school, Christine Sneed, recently published a novel that I can't put down. Called Little Known Facts, the book dives into the world of Renn Ivins, an older Hollywood actor (think Harrison Ford) who's charming, handsome, and perfectly imperfect. Written from several characters' perspectives, it features the addictive quality of celebrity as a subject, plus the sharp, sophisticated writing found in literary fiction. It's a win-win of being both smart and entertaining.
One of the things I loved most about Christine's story collection, Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry, is that she creates the most rich, absorbing characters. The same is true for her first novel, and I can't say enough about the prose — there's so much to learn from the graceful way she writes.
You can find out more from the New York Times review, but I highly recommend it!
I'm curious: What's on your Spring reading list? Any book suggestions?