Reader, writer, chocolate-lover.
Also blogging at www.deaddarlings.com, the site for everything novel, and author site, www.lisabirk.com.
Ethan Canin writes like the most compassionate of rabbis. Tell him anything and he will still forgive you. This does not mean he leaves out spiky, willful or tyrannizing characters. Just the reverse, but he writes so that we understand them.