I just received a fax from my editor at Dutton with a copy of the first review of my book. It’s from Publishers Weekly, and it’s wonderfully positive, calling The Lost Night “not an attempt at vengeance but rather a profoundly personal account of a California Central Valley childhood defined by chaotic family life” and “a poignant account of the lifelong effects violence and tragedy can have on an individual and a family.”
You can see more about “The Lost Night” here, though the page is getting awfully cluttered. I hope to have a better site for the book up within a few weeks. For now, I’m happy to add a nice trio of positive “P” words–just think of the alliterative possibilities!–to the mix.