Maine’s summer reading program ended with an episode of Maine Calling on MPBN featuring Debra Spark and Monica Wood being interviewed by Jennifer Rooks.
Unknown Caller has been selected as the fiction title for “Read ME,” a statewide summer reading program at Maine libraries, sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council and the Maine State Library. Debra will be traveling around the state to visit some of the participating libraries and talk to readers.
A mention in Book Page’s “What We’re Reading”: https://bookpage.com/the-book-case/20385-what-were-reading-wednesday-unknown-caller#.V_Xavfl97IU
Review of Unknown Caller at “Bill and Dave’s Cocktail Hour”
August 22 is the publication date for Unknown Caller.
An interview with Debra and her artist/husband Garry Mitchell by Lisa Belisle of Love+Maine+Radio is available here, http://themainemag.com/
Nice write up of the back-story to Unknown Caller in The Boston Globe:
Fun mention at 13:00 minute mark at “All the Books” on BookRiot!
RECOMMENDED READING LISTS
Unknown Caller included on recommended reading lists:
Debra Spark and her husband, Garry Mitchell, will be guests on an upcoming episode of Lisa Belisle’s Love Maine Radio
Engine Books is reissuing Debra Spark’s debut novel, Coconuts for the Saint, along with beloved titles by Lee K. Abbott and Patricia Henley.
Debra Spark’s novel Unknown Caller has been selected by series editor Michael Griffith as the fall pick for Lousiana State University’s Yellow Shoe Fiction Series.
46: A Journal
Here’s what I forgot this week: The name of one of my favorite students, the name of that Carol Shields book I love, the name of that Willa Cather novel I love, the details of a story I read, just two days after I read it. This last failure was a real problem; I forgot the details while I was meeting with the student-author to discuss the story.
My sister and I step briskly out of the greengrocer to get away from the men in line behind us who have told us, in great detail, what they’d like to do to us, where they intend to put certain parts of their bodies.
I took my 13-year-old boy across the country to meet a girl he knew from “Minecraft”—and it was totally worth it.
Fiction Writers Review
What’s funny in fiction–and what’s not.
Her boyfriend was very intense. I know, because he’d been my boyfriend before he’d been hers. This was at Yale in the early eighties