Recently the truth of a line from author Siri Hustvedt struck home: “A book is a collaboration between the one who reads and what is read and, at its best, that coming together is a love story like any other.” Ah, yes, a love story—that shiver of excitement as you read the first page in a long-awaited book and you realize it’s going to be everything you’d hoped. You settle into your chair, and it flits through your head that no one better bother you until you’ve finished the ride. Well, if that’s love, I’ve been truly blessed over the years. I admit it might be passionate obsession.
One of the pleasures of publishing FEAST is that I’m always on the hunt for new discoveries—new loves—that I can share with all of you. [...]