Thanks to Susan’s Book Club in Maganetawan, Ontario for reading my novel LET THE SHADOWS FALL BEHIND YOU. Susan informs me they had a sparked discussion over coffee regarding the three time lines. The novel takes place in the 1970s. After Brannagh’s lover, wildlife preservationist, Nikki Mirsky, disappears on a bird count in Northern Ontario she reluctantly returns to the east coast for a reunion of an all-girl childhood club. The ‘present’ is interspersed with flashbacks of growing up in the 1950s, along with flashbacks of the previous summer during the bird count as the romance developed between Nikki and Brannagh before he disappeared. Some readers enjoy delving more deeply into the characters, while others (usually those who want to find answers to plot questions’) don’t want to keep popping back into the past. It’s so interesting to hear what one reader prefers and another doesn’t. Being a fan of the TV series LOST, I do sometimes love the layers.
Congratulations to Betty Soth who is the winner of the doorprize, a $25.00 gift certificate from Indigo/Coles/Chapters. Thanks to all you readers for chosing my novel for your book club! Have a great summer. May it be filled with many wonderful, rivetting beach reads…
“Picturing ordinary people in extraordinary situations, and recording their impressions with an intense clarity we associate more with black and white photos, Leveille is blessed with a flash of insight that lets the readers see far beyond the surface.” The Chronicle Journal