Lindsay Edmunds lives a quiet normal life in southwestern Pennsylvania, except when she is writing. Her fiction reflects two longstanding interests: fantasy and the relationships people have with machines. The first computer she ever owned was a Mac Plus, circa 1988. That little beige toaster changed her life.
Her favorite movie of all time is Local Hero. She is a fan of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and in 2012 wrote about MST3K for HuffPost TV.
She blogs at Writer's Rest about movies and TV, books, machine intelligence, and life in southwestern Pennsylvania. Drop by, say hello, and share a story or two.
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- The Terminal Diner
on Aug. 30, 2011
The Terminal Diner has a small town setting that feels real and a likable main character, Elaina, whose dull life is stirred up in the wake of 9/11 (the shock and mourning of the town residents are beautifully and believably described by Hyland). Elaina makes an impulsive leap -- which does change her life, but not in the way she thought it would.
Elaina bakes great pie. This talent turns out to be as important as her mother said it was before her mother ran off with a trucker from Missoula, Montana.
The novel also contains a couple of mysteries, only one of which is solved. But the unsolved one is even more satisfying than the one that is eventually explained.
The Terminal Diner delivers reading pleasure and leaves you feeling hopeful. A winner.