Thursday, April 24, 2008

The English American by Alison Larkin

The English American is a novel by a local stand-up comic, who, like her protagonist, is an American adopted at birth by English parents. In her interview with Liz Keill of The Independent Press, Alison Larkin said that the audience of the one-woman play that the book grew out of used to laugh when she told them in her British accent, "I'm Alison Larkin and I'm from Bald Mountain, Tennessee." (Maybe Madonna should try this at her next concert?). Booklist called this story of a woman searching for her birth parents, and romantic love, "smart, funny, and utterly charming." It's currently available on the new book shelf at FIC LAR, so come and get it!

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