Susan’s Book Talk: Sad News


The world of contemporary fiction is mourning the loss of Bebe Moore Campbell, a fantastic writer and, like me, an alum of the University of Pittsburgh (although I don’t think she was a writing major).

If you’ve never read any of Campbell’s works, this would be a good time to pick some of them up. She even wrote a children’s book, about mental illness. She was an important writer, with an eye for detail and an ear for dialogue, and her talent will be missed.

Condolences to her family and us fans around the world.



  1. Anonymous

    November 28, 2006 2:58 pm

    It’s always sad to hear about the loss of someone.

  2. Susan Helene Gottfried

    November 28, 2006 3:58 pm

    Especially someone who was highly regarded in her field, too.

  3. Candy

    November 29, 2006 2:54 pm

    So sad that your field has lost someone so great.

  4. Susan Helene Gottfried

    November 29, 2006 3:04 pm

    Yeah, and not even I’m shameless enough to say that now there’s room for more great people (like me). While there is, you don’t want that room to be made by losing someone so good. BR/BR/Have you guys ever read any Campbell?

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