Fiona Maazel http://wcbe.org en Braving Both Napoleonic France And Teenage Angst With Aplomb http://wcbe.org/post/braving-both-napoleonic-france-and-teenage-angst-aplomb <em>Fiona Maazel's latest novel is </em>Woke Up Lonely<em>.</em><p>The way my mom likes to tell it, I wasn't much of a reader growing up. My chief complaint of every book she dumped in my lap was that <em>nothing happens</em>. Ten pages in and no one had died.<p>This was the '80s, and so it's possible my mom was feeding me novels and stories that smacked of the minimalist tradition in vogue at the time, but I doubt it. I suspect they were page turners, but that I rejected them for other reasons. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 15:21:49 +0000 Fiona Maazel 42186 at http://wcbe.org