Peter S. Beagle ranks among my favorite writers. His way of seeing the world opens to us insights into the human heart that are so peculiarly Peter’s that only he can reveal them to us.

I’ll be writing about Peter from time to time—perhaps as often as I finish rereading something he has written. I’ve just finished re-reading Tamsin.
Tamsin is supposed to be a YA. I guess that it is. I don’t want to leave the world of the novel. I read the first few paragraphs to someone, and she said, “It sounds like a fun read.” The book is deeper than fun. Yes, it’s a coming-of-age story of a sort; I guess that’s why it’s a YA. The thirteen to fifteen year old girl who tells the story is a very well defined character—yet Jennifer Gluckstein is all of us.