Shakespeare speaks for the human heart but Dickens speaks for the social man and for injustices.
– Simon Callow
In all my novels, a sense of place – not just geographic but social – is a critical element. I have always been drawn to the novels of Edith Wharton, among others, where social dynamics are crucial. Wharton’s class consciousness fascinates me, and some of the tension in my books stems from that.
– Susan Wiggs