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A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us. Franz Kafka
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Literary Blog Hop
After a one week hiatus, the Literary Blog Hop is back. Sponsored by The Blue Bookcase, the Literary Blog Hop is a weekly event for literary book blogs. To find out more, or to participate, go to the Blue Bookcase and add your blog to the linky.
Here's this week's question:
What literary title (fiction or non-fiction) do you love that has been under-appreciated? We all know about the latest Dan Brown, and James Patterson isn't hurting for publicity. What quiet masterpiece do you want more readers to know?
A writer who I think more readers should know is W.D. Wetherell, a writer of novels and short stories. His short story collection Wherever That Great Heart May Be is one of the most stunningly beautiful books I have read. Wetherell is a storyteller, and a writer who sees deeply into the human heart. The title story of Wherever That Great Heart May Be features writer Herman Melville as a character. It is as mysterious, compelling, and breathtaking a story as I have read. Wetherell's stories have a strong sense of place and landscape, and deftly written characters. It is a mystery to me that his work is not better known. Of his novels, I loved Chekhov's Sister; Wetherell has written several non-fiction books, novels, and short story collections, including the 2009 collection Hills Like White Hills.
What writer or book do you think more readers should know?