It has been an amazing publication day for Constance Fenimore Woolson: Portrait of a Lady Novelist and Miss Grief and Other Stories. Reviews appeared today on the websites of The New Yorker and The New York Times. The latter review will appear on the cover of this week’s New York Times Book Review next to a review of Elaine Showalter’s new biography of Julia Ward Howe. Two nice reviews also appeared last week in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune and Chicago Tribune. It is a dream come true for Woolson to receive this kind of attention.
Here is a pdf of the cover review for the NYTBR. I can’t wait to see it in person.
The book launch is this Thursday at Octavia Books in New Orleans. If you are in town, I would love to see you there. It’s at 6 pm. Other events are scheduled for New York, Washington D.C., and Frederick, MD. Details are on the Talks and Events page, in case any of you are in the vicinity. In any event, I can’t wait to meet readers in person and share Woolson with them. I hope she is enjoying all of this attention, wherever she is!