Thursday, February 18, 2010

Stephen King Praises Beverly Jensen's Forthcoming Book

Via Jay Silverman, Jensen's widower:
Every now and then--maybe two or three times in a decade--a book comes along
that's so good you want to buttonhole strangers on the street, show it to them,
and say: "Read this! It will fill you up and make you glad you're alive!" The
late Beverly Jensen's The Sisters from Hardscrabble Bay is exactly that
kind of book. It roars from hilarity to horror to heartbreak, sometimes in the
space of ten or twenty pages, then back again to hilarity. It's profane, loving,
hardnosed, and completely beautiful.
In other Beverly Jensen news, her short story "Wake" (the short story that appeared in the edition of The Best American Short Stories that King edited) has been translated into Uzbek.

- John C.L. Morgan

Related: Beverly Jensen's Web Site is Up, Book to Be Published June 28 (January 21, 2010)

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