Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Susan Shreve's Latest: A Memoir

Before the rush of the beginning of the semester, I wanted to send out some information about faculty member Susan Shreve, who recently had her memoir published by Houghton Mifflin. The book, called Warm Springs: Traces of a Childhood at FDR's Polio Haven, has been getting some very good reviews this summer, though I haven't had much time to read all of them. This follows after the publication of her most recent novel, A Student Of Living Things, which came out more than a year ago with Viking.

And this should be no surprise to everyone, but Susan is right back at work on, not one, but two novels.

Some links:

Review by Carolyn See at The Washington Post

Review by Gail Caldwell at The Boston Globe

Brief Review by Amanda Miller at The Washington City Paper

Review by Abbot Combes at The New York Times

MFA fiction alumni, Colleen Kearney Rich and Art Taylor, have an interview piece with Susan online in The Mason Gazette as well.

Susan's son, Porter Shreve, has a few more links and such at his website. He will probably know more than I know, so you should visit him there.

Good day.

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