Two things you need to know about Anne Britting Oleson. She's a poet, and her prose is infused with her poetic sensibility. The first thing that struck us about The Book of the Mandolin Player, the first book we signed by her, is her prose has a beautiful cadence that perfectly captures the rhythm of rural Maine.
Her words and the way they flow not only pull you in, they grip you and hang on, even when you wish you could shake them off for a bit to process the journey you’re immersed in, to catch your emotional breath.
A mantra from readers is they they can't put Anne's books down and finish them much too fast. And, as is a sign of a great book, the words stay with you long after you finish reading them. Then you want to find other people who have read the book so you can discuss it.
One last thing you need to know about Anne Britting Oleson is she doesn’t take the same path twice when writing a novel. Even though each of her novels has some kind of mystery at their heart, they are as different from each other as novels can be. Because of this, being an Anne Britting Oleson fan is a fun adventure. You never know what she’ll write about next.