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03:26 pm: Alison Bechdel on SPIDER IN A TREE

SPIDER IN A TREE is a revelation. Susan Stinson has wrought something wondrous in this book about the spiritual tribulations of a community of New England Calvinists. She brings their world to pulsing, sensuous life, entering as intimately into the mind of Jonathan Edwards, the original fire and brimstone preacher, as she does into the mind of Leah, who worked as his slave. Like Edwards, Stinson reads the natural world as well as Scripture, searching for meaning. But instead of the portents of an angry god, what she finds there is something numinous, complicated, and radiantly human.

Alison Bechdel

I'm flying! 

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From:songquake
Date:January 29th, 2013 04:25 am (UTC)
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Wait! Has your novel been released? Did I miss it? Do you have a link for ordering yet?
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From:susanstinson
Date:January 29th, 2013 04:40 am (UTC)
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You haven't missed it! It's coming out in October 2013. There's not a link yet. This is a wonderful, early blurb!

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From:oursin
Date:January 29th, 2013 08:44 am (UTC)
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Oh, wow! How very gratifying that must be.
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From:susanstinson
Date:January 29th, 2013 08:26 pm (UTC)
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It lights me right up.
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From:gordonzola
Date:January 29th, 2013 04:15 pm (UTC)
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Congratulations!
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From:susanstinson
Date:January 29th, 2013 08:25 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! I think, fingers crossed, I'll be coming to the Bay area to do readings and such.
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From:bounce_n_jiggle
Date:January 31st, 2013 05:30 am (UTC)
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This would be the best thing EVER!
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From:susanstinson
Date:February 2nd, 2013 12:20 am (UTC)
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Hee! It'd be some fun!
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From:bounce_n_jiggle
Date:January 29th, 2013 06:57 pm (UTC)
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I can't wait to read it!
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From:susanstinson
Date:January 29th, 2013 08:25 pm (UTC)
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Yay! And I think I'll be heading to the Bay area with it sometime in the fall.
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From:charlottecooper
Date:January 29th, 2013 08:34 pm (UTC)
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Fantastic Susan!
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From:susanstinson
Date:January 30th, 2013 01:19 am (UTC)
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Thanks, Charlotte.
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From:oneroom
Date:January 29th, 2013 08:35 pm (UTC)
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SO COOL!! I'm excited to read your book!
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From:susanstinson
Date:January 30th, 2013 01:19 am (UTC)
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Before too long. I'm SO glad about that.
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