Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Depression and Oranges

Sorry for the lack lustre posts as of late. I've been busy writing (a good thing), finding myself more & more immersed in the novel I'm working on.









One section is set in the depression era so I found a bunch of photos like these and tacked them up next to my computer to wrap my mind around what it was like raising a family back then. Not an easy task, for sure...

On a separate note, Patricia Wood's debut novel Lottery has been short-listed for the prestigious Orange Prize which will be awarded June 2nd, so send good karma her way over the next few days.

8 comments:

Victoria said...

Sounds like it's going to be an interesting book. Write faster!!

P.S. Congrats to your friend Pat and her nomination. Lottery is a wonderful novel.

wordman17 said...

Lottery rocked!
I hope she wins.

ChrisEldin said...

I also hope she wins!!!!

I love looking at photos like that. Interesting contrast to today, because I feel somehow our current economy could easily slide into that again, but the news coverage will be about what to wear when you're in your forties and how to put on eye shadow.
I won't rant. I promise....

ORION said...

Actually the public readings are June 2 and the awards will be announced June 4 UK time (but for most of you that will be June 3 LOL!)
I am wildly excited to go to London and not at all depressed...
What's that?
Not that kind of depression?
Oh.
nevermind

Ramona said...

Very cool! I read Bel Canto with my book club last month and it won the orange prize.

Good luck to Pat.

Adam said...

Sadly I don't believe
we as a nation are that
far away from slidin back
into hard hard times like these all over again.

kyla-dale said...

Those pictures are
depressing arent' they?
P.S. Best of luck to Ms. Wood with the Orange prize!

laughingwolf said...

writing comes first, so fret not about blogging...

good luck, patricia, pulling for you!