Almost everyone can name at least one author that you would love just ONE more book from. Either because they’re dead, not being published any more, not writing more, not producing new work for whatever reason . . . or they’ve aged and aren’t writing to their old standards any more . . . For whatever reason, there just hasn’t been anything new (or worth reading) of theirs and isn’t likely to be.
If you could have just ONE more book from an author you love . . . a book that would be as good any of their best (while we’re dreaming) . . . something that would round out a series, or finish their last work, or just be something NEW . . . Who would the author be, and why? Jane Austen? Shakespeare? Laurie Colwin? Kurt Vonnegut?
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It's funny this should be today's theme, after my post yesterday about Carol Shields. Shields died from cancer shortly after Unless was published. It seems to me that she still had a lot of good stories to tell. Luckily for me, I just recently discovered her writing and have quite a few books of hers to read.
Jane Austen is one writer I wish had written more. She was fairly young when she died. I'm sure she could have written much more than four books. There is a lot of fan fic out there, like Mr Darcy's Diary, but it's just not the same. I just love her take on the her own little world. She was a romantic writer but knew how frivolous her society was.