Two days after his sterling review in the NYTBR ["... this sad, beautiful, absorbing story of love missed, love lost, love found..."], Peter Cameron read from wonderful Coral Glynn [Kindle] at Three Lives in New York. He explained the novel was previously titled An Odd Marriage and his protagonist was called Vera Glynn. But when FSG's publisher wanted to change the title to her name, it was too much like Vera Drake and he had to find another name after spending five years with her as Vera. In addition to the midcentury British women writers in his personal pantheon, Peter praised two new finds: Penelope Gilliatt, whom he called a "spikier" Muriel Spark, and Lily Tuck's I Married You for Happiness [Kindle]. Among the writers in attendance: Sigrid Nunez, David McConnell, James Hannaham, and Chris Bram.
If you missed him Tuesday night, Peter reads again on April 5 at 192 Books, April 10 at Book Court in Brooklyn, and April 12 at McNally Jackson. Later in the month he reads in Los Angeles, Madera, and Seattle. Everyone wants a piece of him. Get his novel now.