Western North Carolina is home to an unusually large number of fine writers, but few have made a bigger splash on the national scene recently than Sarah Addison Allen. Her novel Garden Spells, published last year, spent several weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and won her a legion of admirers from throughout the country. Her next book, just out, is called The Sugar Queen, and Accent on Books will be hosting Sarah on Friday, June 13, at 6:00 PM, to read from and talk about her new work. Like her earlier book, The Sugar Queen is a novel of magic, romance and humor in a North Carolina town, and early reviews have indicated it is every bit the equal of Garden Spells.
By the way, the plot of Sarah's new book includes her main character discovering that someone has been secretly living in her closet. That could never happen in real life, right? Well, actually, it has just recently happened in Japan. More here.