Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
I read this book while at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop this summer. Lamott is wise, funny and tells those of us who believe ourselves wordsmith’s to embrace the imperfections of a rough draft. Just get your thoughts on paper — the real art is in the rewriting. Enjoy.
Shadow Man by Mark Murphy
Mark is a Savannah, GA gastroenterologist who has also written a great page turner of a mystery. He is as nice as he is accomplished and has written a mystery about a surgeon with a seemingly perfect life that is turned upside down by a random parking lot mishap. Could the good doctor be a murderer? Read on and find out.
Jenny and the Jaws of Life by Jincy Willett
Jincy Willett is a gem of a writer. Her stories are taught, insightful and inspire me to mince more and more words when I write creatively. This collection is stellar and the perfect book to carry when you know you’ll have 20 minutes here and there to indulge in some fine writing.