I came upon Ali Benjamin’s light novel, The Smash-Up, in a tiny bookstore in a small town – it was the only day trip we managed this summer. The cover was bright, but it was not the cover that hooked me: it was the jacket copy. Who can resist a modern retelling of Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome? Not I.
Here is the link to the rest of the post at Thornfield Hall Redux.