Alison Clement

observations from a novelist who sometimes wants to say something small and see it published immediately

Pretty is as Pretty Does

Pretty Is As Pretty Does

(MacAdam/Cage 2001)

Pretty Is As Pretty Does is the rare book that editors dream of finding. It is intelligent, funny, and engaging. I’ve read perhaps hundreds of manuscripts that try in vain to accomplish what Alison Clement does so effortlessly and so beautifully. In editing the work, I’ve read Pretty numerous times and have not yet tired of it and have even gleaned new elements and subtlety with each reading. Pretty is a melding of literary and mainstream fiction that is adored by readers and critics alike.
~Editor’s Note
Pretty was both a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers choice and a BookSense selection.

1 reply

  1. That’s what we all want our editor’s to say. I’m jealous. But not in a passive aggressive way that’ll keep me from reading your blog.

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