Jean Alicia Elster is the author of the 2014 Michigan Notable Book, The Colored Car. We asked Ms. Elster to share her summer reading list.
Do you have any comments about your summer reading list?
My summer list is all fiction. I'm trying to cram in as many fiction titles as possible before I start my next writing project.
What future projects are you planning?
Later this summer I'll start work on the third volume in my fictionalized Ford family saga.
Are there any books that have had a major impact on you as a writer?
Of course. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, and Ake: The Years of Childhood by Wole Soyinka, just to name a few.