Lisa Zeidner, my mentor at Rutgers, has published a new novel, Love Bomb. A wild satire that shifts through the perspectives of the people caught (both inside and outside) when a New Jersey wedding is taken hostage by a heavily armed female terrorist, Love Bomb is said, by the New York Times, to have “the pleasing intensity of an action film.” Richard Russo and Karen Russell are also fans.
Lisa remains one of the greatest teachers of fiction writing I've ever encountered. What she has forgotten about the teaching of fiction could, on its own, staff an entire creative writing department in a mid-sized University. My own novel is greatly indebted to her: I would not be where I am now, had she not told me, during my MFA thesis class, that the then-current draft was simply not good enough.
Love Bomb should be a great read. Highly recommended.