What’s On Your Nightstand: Rachael Herron

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Every week (or so) I ask an author to share the books on his or her nightstand. I don’t know about y’all, but I’m nosy and enjoy peeking at what authors like to read. Yes, I know authors are people too. That doesn’t mean I can’t be interested in what they’re reading! 
Today Rachael Herron, whose newest book is Splinters of Light, shares what’s her nightstand:
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My nightstand is makeshift, comprised of a tea tray and a vintage battered suitcase sitting on top of my border collie’s sleeping crate. The most important thing about a nightstand is that it’s capable of holding a light and a pile of books.

At the top of that pile of books right now is: The Secret Place by Tana French – I’m obsessed with the way French writes. Her language is gloriously gritty and dark, and she evokes emotion in a visceral, gut-punching way.

The Map of Enough: One Woman’s Search for Place by Molly May – I like to keep one memoir always on the go, and this one is gorgeous. A self-proclaimed nomad, May builds a home with her own hands and finds out what it feels like to have roots.
More about the author:
Rachael Herron is the internationally bestselling author of the novel Pack Up the Moon, the five book Cypress Hollow romance series, and the memoir, A Life in Stitches. She received her MFA in writing from Mills College, and when she’s not busy writing, she’s a 911 fire/medical dispatcher for a Bay Area fire department.
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Splinters of Light, her next mainstream standalone, explores a writer and single mom who is diagnosed with a devastating disease who will soon take away who she is. She has no choice but to let go of her hard-won image as a competent, self-assured woman and turn to her twin sister for love and support.
Are any of these books on your list?