Ann Hood's new novel is The Book That Matters Most.
From her Q&A with Deborah Kalb:
Q: How did you come up with the idea for this novel, and do you think most people do have one book that matters most to them?--Marshal Zeringue
A: I have been wanting to write a book that celebrated reading and the magic of books. One night I visited what seemed like the perfect book club. They were smart, funny, enthusiastic--and over 30 years of meeting had become like family.
On my way home that night it clicked--my book that celebrated reading could revolve around a book club.
I think most people have a book that mattered most during...[read on]