Thursday, March 13, 2008

Libby Creelman Launches a New Novel, The Darren Effect

The Darren Effect, Libby Creelman's new novel, will be launched on Friday, March 14, from 6PM to 8PM at Bianca's, 171 Water Street, St. John's, Newfoundland. Come one, come all!

What people have said about Libby's short-story collection, Walking in Paradise:

`These are stories about family, where love is at once most expected and most guarded. Libby Creelman's narrative touch, which is deceptively casual, is laced with small, true moments and brief true gestures, which are to be trusted.' - Bonnie Burnard

`There must be some crystal in Libby Creelman's inner eye to see what she sees of the strange currents that spark between her sophisticated, brittle adults and sharp, bewildered children. Her craft is crystal anyway. I already treasure this book.' - Stan Dragland

`Walking in Paradise is Libby Creelman's first book. The collection's fourteen stories, each between ten and fifteen pages in length, are carefully polished and almost uniformly effective. Creelman's style is spare and direct. The sentences are short and crisp, and an emphasis is placed on clear concrete imagery. The stories often unfold through dialogue and Creelman's ear is unerring as each of the characters is granted a distinctive voice.' - David Creelman, The Fiddlehead