In Renee Swindle’s breezy third novel, A Pinch of Oooh La La (August 5th/ Penguin-Random House) narrator Abbey Lincoln Ross, discovers that her artist boyfriend is having multiple affairs while watching a documentary about him at a film festival. After suffering this spectacular public humiliation, Abbey pours all of all her energy into her Oakland…
Elan Barnehama is the author of the novel, Finding Bluefield. His essays on this and that appear in these pages, the Huffington Post, elsewhere online, in newspapers, and have aired on public radio. He is at work on a new novel set in NYC against a backdrop of the Vietnam War. Follow Elan at @elanbarnehama. More info can be found at http://www.elanbarnehama.com.
I sat down with Richard Kramer, the Emmy and multiple Peabody award-winning writer, in his North Hollywood home to talk about writing his intimate debut novel, These Things Happen.
Jacob M. Appel is the author of the novels, The Man Who Wouldn’t Stand Up, and The Biology of Luck (2013).