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Wait. Who's That on Top of Jane?

It's Ken Wheaton. Who is Ken Wheaton? A favorite twitter follow turned real-life friend who wrote a book. A book entitled The First Annual Grand Prairie Rabbit Festival that's out today, so you can finally get your hands on it. I got my hands on it, and so far my hands have enjoyed turning the pages at a feverish pace (I'm just about done). Given what I know about Ken, I'm not surprised that the book is funny, witty, insightful and engaging (reasons I follow him on twitter, see). It's set in Louisiana--Ken's home state--and centers around a priest, his parish and a rival parish from a neighboring town. It's as thought-provoking as it is fun, but more on that later. For now, I wanted to celebrate Ken's debut novel by suggesting you head over to Amazon and check it out for yourself. Not many people have read the book since it just started shipping today, but Josh Sternberg's review closely mirrors many of my own thoughts so far. Check it out here. PS. Evan is a little stunned that another book is within ten feet of my coveted pretty yellow version of Pride and Prejudice. But then I pointed out that the font on Ken's book coordinates quite nicely with Jane, right? Yes, I am that sick.


Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by liza

Thanks for the tip! I need a good read.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by TheCluelessCrafter

Reading "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" and am looking for another page-turner. On the look out for rec's other than the NYTimes, which has truly failed me lately.

And, you are nottt sick. Look at that "d" and the swan's neck on Austen! Perfect harmony.

Thanks for your generous comment today. There are certain people you want to hear something like that from.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Ashley

I've been looking for something new to read… this sounds great. Thanks!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Chez Danisse

A new author and what looks to be an interesting adventutre. Just made my library request! Thank you.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by nichole

Liza – You'll love it!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by nichole

Thanks, Amber!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by amber (theAmberShow)

OH! I forgot to mention, he read a portion of the book in the studio, which I thought was SO cool!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by amber (theAmberShow)

Ken is the most recent guest on my podcast Hey Brooklyn (and Josh is a good friend of my husband and me!)

You can listen to the episode here:


Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by grass1167

I've been keen to buy this since you first mentioned it, will pop across to Amazon and order it for my summer reading.

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