This is the U.S. title of the third novel of the One Thousand White Women trilogy. Many readers both in the U.S. and France have asked me in emails and posts on this website when it will be published. That is always a hard, maybe impossible question for authors to answer when the actual writing of a book is still in progress. All I can say for certain is that it won’t be 20 years as in the case of The Vengeance of Mothers. Between the delivery of the first draft of the manuscript, the editing process, and the myriad other in-house preparations required by the publisher to print, promote and launch a book, the process can take up to one year in America, though usually only several months in France. I’m shooting for publication in late 2019… but then again, what do I know?
My new year’s resolution for 2018, is to monitor and update my website on at least a weekly basis.
Also, I would like to offer phone or Skype chats to all book clubs who choose The Vengeance of Mothers (the second volume of the One Thousand White Women trilogy) as a selection. I can be contacted via the link at the bottom of all pages of this website. I look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you for your support of my work.
In the New York Times Book Review, Sun. Mar. 2, in the column “By the Book” the actress/comedian/talk show host Chelsea Handler listed One Thousand White Women as one of her “favorite books of all time,” right next to Anna Karenina (which happens to be one of my favorite books.) Very nice company to be in! Thanks, Chelsea. I have a great role for you in the miniseries!
Readers of the GLM (Grand Livre du Mois/Great Book of the Month) Club recently voted Chrysis (English title: The Memory of Love) their favorite book of 2013. For me as a writer, it is always most gratifying when a book wins an award given by consensus of actual readers rather than by a panel of literary critics or journalists. I thank the readers of GLM for this great honor.
The Museum of Hunting and Nature (Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature ) is one of the most unique and extraordinary museums in Paris. It was founded in 1964 by a wealthy French industrialist, François Sommer (1904-1973) and his wife Jacqueline, both of whom were avid hunters and conservationists. The foundation was set up after his death to continue his work and that of the museum. Sommer was also an accomplished writer, and Ernest Hemingway wrote the preface to his first book, published in 1953. He went on to publish (sometimes in co-authorship with his wife, Jacqueline) nearly a dozen more books on the subjects of hunting, nature, animals, and conservation. I am particularly proud to have The Sporting Road selected for this award, because like all the best hunters, François Sommer understood the inexorable links between human beings, wild animals, and the natural world that supports us all. And he devoted his life to nurturing, protecting and defending these connections.