Abra Goes

on theatre, running, writing, and looking up

Therese Fowler’s Souvenir debuts

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Novelist Therese Fowler’s blog is the first blog ever that hooked me. I stumbled onto it in an effort to learn more about the publishing industry, and learn I did.

Souvenir officially hit shelves yesterday. I had the supreme pleasure of reading an advanced copy of this book, and I recommend it to anyone who knows how to read.

As I told my sister in shouting caps: IT’S GREAT. Souvenir is a tangible form of human expression. Told from three very different perspectives, this story unfolds the past and moves the present forward in a suspended rhythm that consumes the best and most difficult moments of life.

I don’t need to know what the plot of a book is to buy it. I don’t need to know who the author is or who the writers are who endorse the book. Sometimes a good cover will get me to pick a book up and consider it. But always, I need to be drawn in to the world of the story within the first page or two. If the writer has a voice, I want to read how they do what they do.

Souvenir is one of those books that feel right in your hands. The size, font, and texture of the paper feel right, which is important whether you’re standing on the subway at rush hour or propped up by a pillow late at night.

I also always take book recommendations from friends, reviews, and Blogs.

Do you want to read a good book? -one you’ll stay up till 4am with and affectionately recommend to friends after?

Pick up Souvenir in your local bookstore and read the first few pages. And check out Therese’s blog, especially on those days when you need a boost of motivation. Therese wrote and studied the craft for years before the ‘overnight’ excitement of her debut novel. I look forward to following her career.


Written by abragoes

February 13, 2008 at 2:50 pm

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  1. I found your site on google blog search and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. Just added your RSS feed to my feed reader. Look forward to reading more from you.

    – Randy Nichols.

    Randy Nichols

    February 13, 2008 at 2:55 pm

  2. Thanks, Randy!

    I hope you only read the non-whiny posts.


    February 13, 2008 at 3:21 pm

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