I've been waiting anxiously to hear what the Big Four of advance reviewers think of Death Will Get You Sober. Booklist weighed in first with a nice review. After summarizing the plot, the reviewer said, "This entertaining debut novel by a psychotherapist will give readers a view of the recovery process as they turn the pages to a good surprise ending." The person who sent it on to me grumbled a little over the scarcity of adjectives, wishing we could edit just a little: why not an enthralling view, an intimate view, a touching and sometimes hilarious view? What writer hasn't wished we could write our own reviews? But hey, I'm happy. I'm very happy. Booklist liked my book! Or if I dare to say it: Booklist liked my book!!!

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Comment by Cynde L. Hammond on June 8, 2008 at 5:55pm
Wow~that review is what dreams are made of. Congratulations! You sure are batting a thousand!
My best to you; you certainly deserve it!

~Cynde Photobucket
Comment by Julie Lomoe on February 16, 2008 at 2:14am
Congratulations, Liz, this is marvellous news! I look forward to reading your book. I've been aware of how long it took you to bring get this book to publication - and with St. Martin's, no less. It proves that as the I Ching says, perseverence truly does further and that there's a place for mysteries that tackle edgy subject areas. Gives me hope!
Comment by Patricia Harrington on February 14, 2008 at 8:12am
Elizabeth, I'd take that review, frame it in gold and put it on the wall behind your computer. Look at it often, good times and bad times when writing. That's just great!

Enjoy--dare I say--go have a drink or a glass of champagne. Well, maybe not . . .

Pat Harrington
Comment by Elizabeth Zelvin on January 31, 2008 at 10:57am
Thanks, Naomi. May all the others concur!
Comment by Naomi Hirahara on January 31, 2008 at 10:45am
Awaiting the first review is so nerve-racking, isn't it? Congrats on getting a review in Booklist in the first place, and second of all, kudos on a positive one. "Entertaining debut novel"--sounds good to me!

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