The Publishers Lunch "Lunch Weekly" free e-mail lists a selection of the new book deals routinely made available to paying subscribers. This week's "Lunch Weekly" included the following information about another book I'll be looking forward to reading sometime in the hopefully not-too-distant future:
"Iowa MFA graduate Anna Solomon's THE LITTLE BRIDE, a debut novel exploring the little-known history of Jewish immigrants who settled on the Great Plains - the story of a young Russian mail-order bride stranded on the South Dakota prairie, married to a man twice her age and increasingly in love with her nineteen-year-old stepson, to Sarah Stein and Sarah McGrath at Riverhead, by Ellen Levine at Trident Media Group."
Between Anna Solomon and Allison Amend we're going to have some pretty interesting Jewish stories set in "flyover" country. Especially given my own connection to such literary/geographic territory (a short story titled "Lebensraum" set in Clarinda, Iowa, during World War II), I can't wait!