Write Now, Right Now: Review of What the Zhang Boys Know

The Virtual Book Tour continues. Today, What the Zhang Boys Know is reviewed (with spoilers) on Write Now, Right Now. Betsy Ashton says, in part:…

Patricia’s Wisdom: Review of What the Zhang Boys Know

The Virtual Book Tour has begun. The first book blog to be heard from is Patricia’s Wisdom. Patricia says, in part: I usually savor…

Book Review and Giveaway: Red Weather by Janet McAdams

[Scroll down for details on the giveaway.] Red Weather Janet McAdams University of Arizona Press (2012)   Does Barbara Kingsolver know about this book?  (More…

Upcoming Readings and Signings

With the official launch of my new book fast approaching (October 1), the pace of appearances is beginning to pick up. On Thursday, September…

Win a copy of WHAT THE ZHANG BOYS KNOW!

Goodreads Book Giveaway What the Zhang Boys Know by Clifford Garstang Giveaway ends October 15, 2012. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to…

Grateful

I am on my way home this morning after a terrific few days in Chicago. I was here for a conference at Northwestern University,…

Man Booker Prize Short List

I’m a fan of the Man Booker Prize, and I usually try to read at least the winning book each year and sometimes a…

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett: The Hero’s Journey

This week I read the novel State of Wonder by Ann Patchett. While there are aspects of the book I might quarrel with (the characters are…

October 1 is ZHANG BOYS Day

My novel in stories, WHAT THE ZHANG BOYS KNOW, will be published on October 1, 2012. (Advance copies are already available, but this is…

Procrastination

The very act of creating this post is procrastination, of course. I’m supposed to be working on a new book–that’s what my mind’s schedule…