Happy Publication Day to The Life You’ve Imagined
Fiction coeditor Kristina Riggle’s second novel, The Life You’ve Imagined, an Indie Notable pick for September, is out today! Booklist writes, “(Riggle) explores what happens when real life diverges sharply from childhood dreams. Her strong and complicated female characters are interesting and likable, and she ably weaves together multiple story lines.”
Riggle’s first novel, Real Life & Liars, takes place over the weekend of Max and Mirabelle Zielinski’s thirtieth anniversary party, a family reunion at which a number of family secrets and lies are revealed. Riggle narrates the story from the perspectives of Mira and her three children: Katya, a suburban mother of three who, as Mira puts it, “drags [her younger siblings] along under the wheels of her train”; Ivan, a struggling songwriter who can’t see the love that’s right in front of him; and Irina, who is accidentally (reluctantly) pregnant and married to a man who isn’t going to let her screw it up. Publishers Weekly wrote, “With ease and grace, Riggle walks the fine line between sentimentality and comedy, and she has a sure hand in creating fun, quirky characters.”
We’re all looking forward to reading The Life You’ve Imagined; join the book’s Facebook page or visit Kristina Riggle’s website for regular updates on readings and events!
1 reply on “Happy Publication Day to The Life You’ve Imagined”
I LOVED Real Life & Liars. Can’t wait to get my hands on this one.