Book Nook: Glass Houses, by Louise Penny

Sep 27, 2017

In the 13th book in her series that features Armand Gamache, now Chief Superintendent Gamache, we find him living peacefully in the quaint village of Three Pines. There's a Halloween Party and one of the guests in attendance is a mysterious figure. This person is robed and masked and nobody seems to know the identity of this silent person.

The next day this unsettling presence is still around and has taken up a station upon the village green. The now ominous appearance of this silent stranger has the village in an uproar. The villagers are wondering, who is this person? And why is this person here? This goes on for days. The hooded figure remains out there as an ominous sentinel of some sort.

That's enough about the story. Will Armand solve the mystery of the hooded sentry? You'll learn more about it as you listen to my interview with Louise Penny. She has published 13 books in 13 years and for quite some time I had wanted to interview her. I finally had the opportunity and she turned out to be a charming guest.

Her series is attracting a legion of fans. On the day that we broadcast this interview on WYSO her book made an auspicious debut on the New York Times list of best selling books in fiction. "Glass Houses" entered the list at #1. Congratulations, Louise!

The Book Nook on WYSO is made possible by five local library systems in southwest Ohio: the Greene County Public Library,  Washington-Centerville Public Library,  Clark County Public LibraryDayton Metro Library, and Wright Memorial Public Library.