Strong Reviews Continue for Lippman

I’d Know You Anywhere, Laura Lippman’s stand alone novel is poised to bring her to an even wider audience. In today’s Washington Post, Patrick Anderson likens it to Dennis Lehane’s break out, Mystic River. In Lippman’s case,  however, Anderson feels both I’d Know You Anywhere and on of her earlier stand alones, What the Dead Know (Morrow, 2007), are break outs,

I’ve read hundreds of thrillers in the past 10 years, and some have been excellent, but only a handful — thanks to their insights, their characterizations and the quality of their writing — could equal the best of today’s literary fiction. Those few certainly include What the Dead Know and I’d Know You Anywhere. In both cases, Lippman began with a real crime and then used the magic of her imagination to produce novels that are not only hypnotic reading but serious meditations on the sorrows and dangers of this world. Some people would segregate Lippman as a crime or thriller writer. That’s a shame. She’s one of the best novelists around, period.

Lippman, a librarian’s daughter, is showing her support for libraries by running a why-I-love-my-library essay contest; the winner will get a visit from Lippman to his or her favorite library (deadline, 9/30/10). Rules are on Lippman’s web site.

I’d Know You Anywhere: A Novel
Laura Lippman
Retail Price: $25.99
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: William Morrow – (2010-08-17)
ISBN / EAN: 0061706558 / 9780061706554
  • CD available from HarperAudio 09/01/2010: $39.99; ISBN 9780061988486
  • Larger Print from Harperluxe  09/01/2010: $25.99; ISBN 978006197922

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