When I was asked for an interview with Tana French, the talented author of “A Faithful Place,” a publisher’s representative politely replied, saying French was working on a new book, with no time to chat.
There was a time when Nora Ephron was one of the funniest writers around. She wrote the screenplays for “When Harry Met Sally,” “You’ve Got Mail,” “Sleepless in Seattle,” for Pete’s sake.
It’s hard to believe the same Anita Shreve who gave us the luminous “Testimony” also wrote “Rescue.”
When asked about the origins of his trademark sound, vocalist Al Jarreau explains, “It involves my entire life and a heart and an ear that are open to music and absorbing things in a sponge fashion.”