Like the proud agent that I am, I just listened to an interview with Heather Sharfeddin, my client and author of Windless Summer, Blackbeller, Mineral Spirits, and Damaged Goods all published, or soon to be, by Random House. This interview was primarily about Windless Summer, which was released in June of this year, and sprinkled with a little bit about Blackbelly, to be released in July 2010.
Windless Summer is a literary novel that is actually readable without a PhD in literature. Its small time themes make one wonder if Heather is psychic, because many of the problems faced by the residents of Rocket, Oregon are being duplicated in many towns across our nation--loss of jobs, stagnant economy, business closures. . . . This book, however, as with all of Heather's novels, is so multifaceted that it's difficult to pinpoint a single area that you could say is the central theme. It contains a mystery, a couple of love stories and a strange the phenomena happening in Room Six.
Anyway, before I ruin it for those who would like to listen to Heather describe her novel, without further ado, here's the link to the audio file: http://tinyurl.com/l9azl8. Good listening from an extraordinary author and one to watch. Also, if you really want a treat, purchase this novel.