Ariel Lawhon

Ariel Lawhon has 1 articles published.

is co-founder of She Reads, a novelist, blogger, and life-long reader. She lives in the rolling hills outside Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and four young sons (aka The Wild Rumpus). Her novel, THE WIFE, THE MAID, AND THE MISTRESS, is based on the still-unsolved disappearance of a New York State Supreme Court Judge and was published by Doubleday. Ariel believes that Story is the shortest distance to the human heart, that marrying her best friend was the best decision she ever made, and that a good nap can cure all ills. And coffee. She really, really believes in coffee.

Gabrielle Zevin’s enchanting tale of love, books and second chances

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Occasionally you find a book that is so sweet and charming that you can’t help but fall in love. This happened for me on a flight to Dallas in January. I read THE STORIED LIFE OF A.J. FIKRY, by Gabrielle Zevin, in one giant gulp and found myself laughing and crying simultaneously in the baggage claim area of DFW while I waited for the my ride. It is the story of a widowed book seller who finds new love and new life when a stranger leaves a surprise package in his bookstore one afternoon. But the book is more than that. It’s a love song to books and those who sell them. It’s filled with the joy and wonder and…

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