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Archives for July 23, 2010

Vendela Vida On Her Riveting New Novel About A Journey To Self Discovery

Vendela Vida | Photo credit by Chloe Aftel

Photo by Chloe Aftel

Journalist, author, and editor Vendela Vida has recently published the third in a trilogy of books that have a theme of violence and rage. In The Lovers she chronicles an American widow’s quest to heal herself.

Described as a “masterful meditation on grief and love,” the book is the tale of a woman who returns to the place in Turkey where she once honeymooned and the internal and external chaos that visit causes.

Vendela Vida's Book The Lovers

Vendela's Book

Vendela is a co-founder of the literary magazine The Believer.  She’s also the co-founder of 826 Valencia, a non-profit tutoring center in San Francisco that teaches writing to children and teens.

I saw Vendela speak about her new book at Book Passage bookstore and wanted to know more about this new novel and her desire to write…

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