"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

Monday Must Read! 

Nancy 6This week meet Nancy Peacock! Nancy is a mostly self-taught author. Her first novel, Life Without Water, was chosen as a New York Times Most Notable Book. She followed with a second novel, Home Across the Road. Her collection of essays on writing and housecleaning, (a personal favorite here in Mary’s house :-)) A Broom of One’s Own was published by Harper Collins. Her third novel The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson will be published in 2016 by Atria Press. Peacock has supported herself and her writing life with numerous jobs including housecleaner, bartender, carpenter, paper deliverer, assistant drum maker, costumer, baker, milker on a dairy farm, and teacher.

Nancy’s also an incredibly generous spirit, offering ongoing classes and workshops aimed at helping other writers, and she hosts a don’t-miss blog, Matginalia, filled with wonderful insight and writer wisdom.

Visit Nancy’s website:

www.nancypeacockbooks.com

Check Out Nancy’s Beautiful Books!

Life Without Water

http://www.amazon.com/Life-Without-Water-Nancy-Peacock/dp/0553379291

Home Across the Road

http://www.amazon.com/Home-Across-Road-Nancy-Peacock/dp/1563525097/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1450703985&sr=8-1

A Broom of One’s Own

http://www.harpercollins.com/9780061357879/a-broom-of-ones-own

Read Nancy’s Blog!

http://nancypeacockbooks.com/wp/

Praise for Nancy’s Work:

Publishers Weekly

http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-56352-337-3

Kirkus Reviews

https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/nancy-peacock/the-life-and-times-of-persimmon-wilson/

Southern Scribe

http://www.southernscribe.com/reviews/general_fiction/Home_Across_Road.htm

Reading Group Guides:

http://www.readinggroupguides.com/reviews/life-without-water

http://www.readinggroupguides.com/reviews/home-across-the-road

Classes & Workshops

http://nancypeacockbooks.com/classes/

 

Happy Reading, y’all!

xo

Mary

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