Sarah Anne Johnson

Sarah Anne Johnson

Second Book Due April 1st February 8, 2014

Hard at work on Book #2…here’s a quick synopsis:   Sylvanius Thrasher wanted to be left alone. He’d achieved a comfortable solitude for ten years, three months and seventeen days, until events conspired to draw him from his simple life on the salt marsh and into the orbit of people he’d once held dear. But…

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What I’m Reading In 2014 February 6, 2014

A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain – Andrianne Harun The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt The Woman Upstairs – Claire Messud Someone – Alice McDermott Kinder Than Solitude – Yiyun Li Life After Life: A Novel – Jill McCorkle I Want to Show You More – Jamie Quatro Corregidora – Gayl Jones…

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The ARC’s Are Here! February 5, 2014

The advanced review copies arrived in the mail and they look great. These will go out to reviewers, bookstores, and other media to generate interest in The Lightkeeper’s Wife.

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The Lightkeeper’s Wife August 30, 2013

Sarah Johnson’s salty debut novel, The Lightkeeper’s Wife,is everything historical fiction should be: an ode to a simpler period and place (in this case, 19th century Cape Cod), while complicating issues that are relevant today – making and breaking gender and sexual norms.

What I’m Reading – 2013 February 28, 2013

The Maid’s Version – Daniel Woodrell The Story of a New Name – Elana Ferrante The Days of Abandonment – Elena Ferrante Battleborn – Claire Vaye Watkins The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt The Luminaries – Eleanor Catton Brewster – Mark Slouka Quiet Dell – Jayne Anne Phillips Claire of the Sea Light – Edwige Danticat…

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What I’ve Been Reading June 19, 2012

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Ben Fountain Open City,  Teju Cole That Thing Around Your Neck, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Best American Short Stories 2011, Edited by Geraldine Brooks Essential Stories, V.S. Pritchett War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman, Margaret Drabble God Bless America, Steve Almond A State…

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The Collective, Don Lee June 19, 2012

Really enjoyed this, check in out…   FROM AMAZON.COM:   A sparkling bildungsroman about friendship and betrayal, art and race. In 1988, Eric Cho, an aspiring writer, arrives at Macalester College. On his first day he meets a beautiful fledgling painter, Jessica Tsai, and another would-be novelist, the larger-than-life Joshua Yoon. Brilliant, bawdy, generous, and…

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Looking for Teaching Gig in LA May 9, 2012

I’m looking for a Creative Writing teaching gig next winter in the Los Angeles area.  I’ve taught The Art of the Author Interview  at the Bennington Low-Residency MFA and Lesley University MFA, and fiction at various art centers.  I’ve also taught a lot of web design and strategy classes through the Geek Girl Education Training…

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War and Peace February 26, 2012

So, I was able to move beyond Sherlock Holmes and dive into War and Peace, allegedly the best novel ever written. Part I, the first 118 pages, reminds me of Downton Abbey set in Russia, complete with vaulted-ceilinged homes filled with  Russian high society, and dinner served with a footman behind every dining chair. I…

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