• Print Length: 265 pages
• Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Hailed as one of The Best Books of 2013 So Far, Bill Cronin wrote a dilly of a novel, “The Song Of The Mockingbird.” We are introduced to Jack McNamera, a gifted and talented writer whose idol is Hemingway. He’s written 25 novels and has an advance to write two more, but he’s lost his “juice.” He can’t write a sentence or a word; totally blocked. His agent and publisher threaten him, so he takes a journey back to where he grew up to find answers.
There were so many times I wanted to interrupt my wife’s activities with the words, “You have to hear this!” And when the ending came, I just sat there misty and said, “Oh, wow! What a book.” And to my wife, “You must read this book!”
I love books about writers. Reading the book is like an extended interview with the author. We get to learn how he writes. We get to see how he describes his characters. We get to see how he makes us care for the individuals in his story. May my characters live like Bill Cronin’s do.