Mr. Pavone writes: “First the web devoured book clubs, then magazines, and now its maw is agape, ravenous, ready to swallow the whole bloody publishing business.” Luckily, unputdownable books like Mr. Pavone’s help keep the business alive and well... Janet Maslin, NYTimesChris, who is my long-time friend Vera Pavone's son, hits another home run with his 2nd novel. Since I am way behind on my reading, I didn't get to read his first novel, The Expats, until 6 months ago and it was even better than I thought it would be -- not my usual genre. Chris is appearing at a book signing at a Barnes and Nobles next week but I will be deep into the final rehearsals of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying before our March 14 opening.
THE ACCIDENTBy Chris Pavone385 pages. Crown Publishers. $26.