Ask Marilyn

A couple of weeks ago, Come in and Cover Me got a nice mention in Parade Magazine (that super thin insert that comes with some Sunday papers).  It read, “Part love story, part field guide, this beguiling novel charts the excavation and restoration of a damaged soul.” That’s may be my favorite sentence in a review,…

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Fairhope

Down in Fairhope, Al., for Spring Break. Beautiful town on the Mobile Bay with breezy beachy weather, fantastic food, and a history that screams “write a novel set here!” It started as a Utopian colony in 1894–28 people landed near the present-day site and set about building a perfect society in the middle of pines,…

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Belated Mention of the Washington Post

Brunonia Barry, who wrote the very good The Lace Reader, also wrote this review of Come in and Cover Me for the Washington Post. It’s a very smart piece, and it’s kind and generous in the way I think all writers should be. It always puzzles me when a reviewer–especially another novelist–goes out of his…

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