First, I like Hilary at Bookloons! And she really likes LIE!. From her blog review, "Caroline Bock makes Skylar very real as she portrays her struggle between loyalty to her boyfriend and loyalty to herself and the values she grew up with. I highly recommend LIE to you for its excellent treatment of a tough topic." The entire review at www.bookloons.com
And I also really like D. B. Gilles new the book on screenwriting, The Screenwriter Within, which is as much a book about storytelling (with some terrific writing exercises included).
Lastly, I'm in the middle of reading Sherman Alexie's young adult novel for the second time -- The Absolutely True Story of a Part-time Indian -- which in an odd way seems so appropriate on Columbus Day, the day Columbus 'discovered' the island of Hispaniola and changed future for all of us. Sherman Alexie tweeted a thought today cut through with irony --" Yeah, Indians wish our immigration laws had been a little tougher in 1492." Though, I am so glad that my grandparents left their homes for here, left Poland and Russia and Italy (yes, I'm half Italian), and found their way here. So, the answers aren't easy, but important to raise the questions, to see the other side, to question what truths -- and yes, what lies, we tell ourselves and one another.