Reliance, Illinois is out in paperback! I celebrated at my desk this morning, surrounded by notes and early drafts of the next book, then ventured into the village this afternoon for a treat and a fancy coffee.
Miss Rose, one of the book's formidable female characters, would have planned a grand event to commemorate the day. She would have worn her most ostentatious hat, and sang the novel's virtues to the world (exaggerating some, I'm sure).
Feel free to click here, or here, if you want to know what other people have said about the book. I'd prefer to stand to the side, and let the story speak for itself. D.H. Lawrence said, "Never trust the teller, trust the tale." I give you the tale - Reliance, Illinois - new in paperback.