Readers will remember Wally Lamb as the author of the 1992 debut novel, She's Come Undone, which was then picked as an Oprah book club selection in 1997. USA Today has an interesting article in today's paper about Wally Lamb's friendship with a bipolar man named David Fitzpatrick. It's an inspiring story of a 20 year friendship and how the successful author helped the mentally ill man find his voice. Mr. Fitzpatrick's first novel, Sharp, arrives in book stores today. Pick up today's paper to read the article or go to USA Today's website, click the "life" section and then "books" to find the article.
Also in today's news, Michael Connelly has won the 2012 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction for The Fifth Witness, fourth in his Lincoln Lawyer series featuring maverick attorney Mickey Haller.