LNL Book Club: December 2015
“Buchholz’s gripping debut is a clever supernatural thriller that plays with readers’ narrative expectations. Rich, interesting characters fill this fast-paced, magical realist novel about family connections.”
“The rain will not stop falling on San Francisco. Third grade teacher Peregrine Long … begins to write about Li-Yu, the daughter of Chinese immigrants to America who travels in the 1920s to her husband’s home in China … .Peregrine thinks he’s creating her story … but an older woman shows up on his doorstep demanding to know why he is writing about her family history. That is only the beginning of a series of strange events … in this wonderfully imaginative novel … .The mystery of the story, while a powerful driver of the book, becomes almost secondary to the wonder of it all.”
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About the Author:
Jason Buchholz‘s poetry and short fiction have appeared in Gobbledegook and Switchback. He holds a BA in Psychology from UC Berkeley and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of San Francisco. He lives in El Cerrito with his wife and son.
About the Publisher:
Tyrus Books was founded in the summer of 2009 by Benjamin LeRoy and Alison Janssen after the pair left Bleak House Books. Their first published title was the Lambda Award finalist, Silver Lake by Peter Gadol. Other early titles included The Deputy by Victor Gischler, Hello Kitty Must Die by Angela S. Choi, and the anthology Delta Blues edited by Carolyn Haines and featuring Morgan Freeman, John Grisham, James Lee Burke, Charlaine Harris, and others.