The East Bay Express recently interviewed author and librarian Diana McRae about her new novel, Deerhaven Pines. The complete interview--of interest to any librarian and any who love librarians and what they do--is available online. Diana shared the inspiration for her sexy and spooky tale of the ultimate lesbian librarian:
"Two ideas inspired Deerhaven Pines," explained author Diana McRae. "The concept of a brave and resolute librarian, a sexy one, guarding a family secret ... [and] the image of a young woman fleeing heterosexuality, which does not work for her."Interviewer Alison Peters adds,
Even as the novel quickly jumps into a generations-old mystery surrounding the stately mansion tucked in the woods of Gold Country, its characters pay homage to librarianship, discussing everything from Beverly Cleary's Socks to Sappho. Indeed, the final piece of the mystery is solved through careful research and finding just the right tome for the occasion.
Diana will appear this Friday at 7 p.m. at the Oakland-Rockridge area bookstore Diesel. The even is free, all are welcome.
Fri., April 20, 7 p.m.
Diesel, A Bookstore
5433 College Ave.