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TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS for April 27th – May 1st

Posted By on April 24, 2015

The Tusk That Did the Damage by Tania James

The Tusk That Did the DamageMonday, April 27th: My Bookshelf

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About a Girl by Lindsey Kelk

About a GirlMonday, April 27th: girlichef

Tuesday, April 28th: Bibliotica

Wednesday, April 29th: Books and Binding

Thursday, April 30th: fangirl confessions

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Medium Dead by Paula Paul

Medium DeadMonday, April 27th: Bibliophilia, Please

Monday, April 27th: Under a Gray Sky

Tuesday, April 28th: Bell, Book & Candle

Wednesday, April 29th: A Chick Who Reads

Thursday, April 30th: 2 Kids and Tired

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Ivory Ghosts by Caitlin O’Connell

Ivory GhostsMonday, April 27th: A Book Geek

Tuesday, April 28th: Read Love Blog

Wednesday, April 29th: Life Between Reads

Thursday, April 30th: Mom in Love with Fiction

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Read Bottom Up by Neel Shah and Skye Chatham

Read Bottom UpMonday, April 27th: Mom in Love With Fiction

Tuesday, April 28th: Walking With Nora

Wednesday, April 29th: The Book Binder’s Daughter

Thursday, April 30th: Kritters Ramblings

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Threshold by G. M. Ford

ThresholdMonday, April 27th: Mystery Playground

Tuesday, April 28th: Words by Webb

Wednesday, April 29th: Built By Story

Thursday, April 30th: Bell, Book & Candle

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The Mapmaker’s Children by Sarah McCoy

The Mapmaker's ChildrenMonday, April 27th: Man of La Book

Tuesday, April 28th: 100 Pages a Day…Stephanie’s Book Reviews

Wednesday, April 29th: Always With a Book

Thursday, April 30th: Booksie’s Blog

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The Residence by Kate Andersen Brower

The ResidenceMonday, April 27th: Jorie Loves a Story

Tuesday, April 28th: missris

Wednesday, April 29th: Lavish Bookshelf

Thursday, April 30th: Tina Says …

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Pleasantville by Attica Locke

PleasantvilleMonday, April 27th: FictionZeal

Tuesday, April 28th: Living in the Kitchen with Puppies

Wednesday, April 29th: M. Denise Costello

Thursday, April 30th: A Bookworm’s World

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Smash Cut by Brad Gooch

Smash CutMonday, April 27th: Reviews by Amos Lassen

Tuesday, April 28th: Conceptual Reception

Tuesday, April 28th: Raven Haired Girl

Wednesday, April 29th: Queerly Seen

Thursday, April 30th: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

Friday, May 1st: Thoughts on This ‘n That

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Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight

Where They Found HerMonday, April 27th: BoundbyWords

Tuesday, April 28th: The Reader’s Hollow

Wednesday, April 29th: Snowdrop Dreams of Books

Thursday, April 30th: More Than Just Magic

Friday, May 1st: Jen’s Book Thoughts

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Elle by Emma Mars

ElleMonday, April 27th: Romance Novels for the Beach

Tuesday, April 28th: Hot Guys in Books

Wednesday, April 29th: From the TBR Pile

Thursday, April 30th: Giraffe Days

Friday, May 1st: Books and Bindings

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Running Fire by Lindsay McKenna

Running Fire by Lindsay McKenna_book coverMonday, April 27th: The Romance Dish – author guest post

Monday, April 27th: Hot Guys in Books

Monday, April 27th: Booked on a Feeling

Tuesday, April 28th: My Life. One Story At a Time.

Wednesday, April 29th: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews

Thursday, April 30th: Mignon Mykel Reviews

Friday, May 1st: Books a la Mode – author guest post

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The Dream Lover by Elizabeth Berg

The Dream LoverMonday, April 27th: Peeking Between the Pages

Tuesday, April 28th: Books a la Mode – author guest post

Wednesday, April 29th: Bibliotica

Thursday, April 30th: Life is Story

Thursday, April 30th: History from a Woman’s Perspective

Friday, May 1st: 100 Pages a Day… Stephanie’s Book Reviews

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Finding Jake by Bryan Reardon

Finding JakeMonday, April 27th: Kahakai Kitchen

Tuesday, April 28th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Wednesday, April 29th: Jen’s Book Thoughts

Friday, May 1st: A Bookworm’s World

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The Accidental Pilgrim by Stephan Kitsakos

Monday, April 27th: Raven Haired Girl

Tuesday, April 28th: Novel Escapes

Thursday, April 30th: Bibliotica

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The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson

The BooksellerMonday, April 27th: Patricia’s Wisdom

Tuesday, April 28th: A Bookish Way of Life

Thursday, April 30th: Bookshelf Fantasies

Friday, May 1st: Bibliophiliac

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Orient by Christopher Bollen

OrientMonday, April 27th: Open Book Society

Tuesday, April 28th: Kissin Blue Karen

Friday, May 1st: Wordsmithonia

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Dark Screams, Volumes 2 and 3, edited by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar

Dark Screams Volume 2Monday, April 27th: A Fantastical Librarian – Volume 2

Wednesday, April 29th: No More Grumpy Bookseller – Volumes 2 and 3

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The Bone Tree by Greg Iles

The Bone TreeMonday, April 27th: Anita Loves Books

Wednesday, April 29th: Joyfully Retired

Thursday, April 30th: Books That Hook

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Lowcountry Boneyard by Susan M. Boyer

Lowcountry BoneyardMonday, April 27th: Lesa’s Book Critiques

Wednesday, April 29th: A Bookish Way of Life

Thursday, April 30th: The many thoughts of a reader

Friday, May 1st: From the TBR Pile

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Diamond Head by Cecily Wong

Diamond HeadTuesday, April 28th: Reading Reality

Wednesday, April 29th: Fuelled by Fiction

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Officer Elvis by Gary M. Gusick

Officer ElvisTuesday, April 28th: Open Book Society

Tuesday, April 28th: Bell, Book & Candle 

Wednesday, April 29th: Lovely Reads – spotlight

Thursday, April 30th: I’d Rather Be at the Beach

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Last Night at the Blue Angel by Rebecca Rotert

Last Night at the Blue AngelTuesday, April 28th: Silver’s Reviews

Wednesday, April 29th: Ms. Nose in a Book

Thursday, April 30th: Jorie Loves a Story

Friday, May 1st: Book Loving Hippo

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The Last Book Ever Written by Jonah Kruvant

The Last Book Ever WrittenTuesday, April 28th: 2 Kids and Tired Book Reviews

Thursday, April 30th: Ms. Nose in a Book

Friday, May 1st: A Book Geek

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Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan

Little Beach Street BakeryThursday, April 30th: 2 Kids and Tired Book Reviews

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Behind Closed Doors by Elizabeth Haynes

Behind Closed DoorsThursday, April 30th: The Discerning Reader

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The Antigone Poems by Marie Slaight

The Antigone PoemsFriday, May 1st: Kahakai Kitchen

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Michael Perry, author of The Jesus Cow, on tour May/June 2015

Posted By on April 22, 2015

the Jesus CowAbout The Jesus Cow

Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Harper (May 19, 2015)

The New York Times bestselling humorist Michael Perry makes his fiction debut with this hilarious and bighearted tale—a comic yet sincere exploration of faith in the face of the modern world.

Life is suddenly full of drama for low-key Harley Jackson: A woman in a big red pickup has stolen his bachelor’s heart; a Hummer- driving developer hooked on self-improvement audiobooks is threatening to pave the last vestiges of his family farm; and inside his barn lies a calf bearing the image of Jesus Christ. Harley’s best friend, Billy, a giant of a man who shares his trailer house with a herd of cats and tries to pass off country music lyrics as philosophy, urges him to sidestep the woman, fight the developer, and get rich off the calf. But Harley takes the opposite tack, hoping to avoid what his devout, dearly departed mother would have called “a scene.”

Then the secret gets out—right through the barn door—and Harley’s “miracle” goes viral. Within hours, pilgrims, grifters, and the media have descended on his quiet patch of Swivel, Wisconsin, looking for a glimpse (and a per- centage) of the calf. Does Harley hide the famous, possibly holy, calf and risk a riot, or give the people what they want—and in the process raise enough money to keep his land and, just maybe, win the woman in the big red pickup?

Harley goes all in, cutting a deal with a major Hollywood agent that transforms his little farm into an international spiritual theme park—think Lourdes, only with cheese curds and souvenir snow globes. Soon, Harley has lots of money . . . and more trouble than he ever dreamed.

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Michael PerryAbout Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a humorist, radio host, songwriter, and the New York Times bestselling author of several nonfiction books, including Visiting Tom and Population: 485. He lives in rural Wisconsin with his family.

Find Michael at his website, sneezingcow.com, and connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Margaret Peot, author of Stencil Craft, on tour July 2015

Posted By on April 21, 2015

Stencil Craft CoverAbout Stencil Craft: Techniques for Fashion, Art & Home

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: North Light Books (June 19, 2015)

As a Broadway costume painter, I use stencils every day—from tape to giant mylar paisleys, to elaborately cut textures. Stencils can make a plain surface rich with come-and-go repeated pattern, add creature texture such as feathers, fur, or scales, create depth and add mystery to the most mundane fabric. Stencils can look boldly graphic, soft and atmospheric, or make marks that are almost photographic. Stencils are incredibly versatile (beyond stenciled letters for the mailbox!), and I have always wanted to write a book featuring them.

Stencil Craft: Techniques for Fashion, Art and Home is filled with stenciling techniques. From cutting stencils from various materials with scissors, craft knives, or stencil burners, and then painting through them with brushes, natural sponges, spatter and spray, we will explore a full range of stencil possibilities. In this book we will paint stencil portraits, totes, aprons, ornate borders, tablecloths and tea towels, pillows, a floor cloth, stationery, wrapping paper, and more, and begin to build a stencil library.

Praise for Margaret Peot’s work:

Inkblot Receives School Library Journal Starred Review!

“Peot takes inkblots out of the psychology class and into the art room…Peot’s enthusiasm is contagious and her ideas about using images to develop creativity are intriguing… The book is handsomely designed with a variety of background and font colors and printed on high-quality glossy paper. As Emberley popularized fingerprint art in Ed Emberley’s Complete Funprint Drawing Book, (Little, Brown, 2002), this book is likely to make teachers and artists catch the inkblot bug.” –Donna Cardon for School Library Journal

“… Upbeat, practical, and nearly irresistible, this may just be the go-to book on inkblot art.”–Booklist

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Peot_authorphotoAbout Margaret Peot

Margaret is an artist, writer and costume painter. Margaret’s book Inkblot: Drip, Splat and Squish Your Way to Creativity (Boyds Mills 2011) was awarded a Eureka! Silver Medal for non-fiction children’s books. She is also the author of The Successful Artist’s Career Guide (F&W 2012), Alternative Art Journals (F&W 2012), and Make Your Mark (Chronicle Books, 2004), voted one of Library Journal’s best how-to books of 2004. She is looking forward to the publication of two new books in 2015, Stencil Craft (F&W) and an early reader picture book, Crow Makes a Friend (Holiday House).

An avid believer that art making can be for everyone, Margaret has presented art workshops with cancer survivors, elders, children, parent and teen groups, writers, nurses and caregivers, at The Creative Center at University Settlement’s Creative Aging conferences, and their Artist-in-Residence Training program, with EngAGE Utah, at Gilda’s Club, The Huntsman Cancer Institute, Operation Exodus in NYC, and at Miami University’s Scripps center with Dr. Like Lokon, and Opening Minds Through Art.

Margaret has painted costumes at Parsons-Meares, LTD for more than twenty years. Projects include Broadway (Aladdin, The Lion King, Wicked, Turn Off the Dark, Will Rogers Follies, Shrek the Musical, Phantom of the Opera, Mary Poppins, among many others), dance (ABT, Joffrey Ballet, Pilobolus, Feld Ballet, Nevada Ballet), film (Bram Stoker’s Dracula), as well as for circuses, arena shows and ice shows. She taught costume painting for ten years at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and taught costume painting and presented lectures on making a living as an artist at UNC, BYU, The Self Employment in the Arts 2013 conference in Chicago, at FIT, Miami University, and USITT-SE in Athens, GA. Margaret is a member of USA 829.

For more information, please visit her websites: MargaretPeot.com and TheInkBlot.com.

TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS for April 20th – 25th

Posted By on April 19, 2015

Pleasantville by Attica Locke

PleasantvilleMonday, April 20th: Much Madness is Divinest Sense

Tuesday, April 21st: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Wednesday, April 22nd: Book Loving Hippo

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About a Girl by Lindsey Kelk

About a GirlMonday, April 20th: Patricia’s Wisdom

Tuesday, April 21st: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

Wednesday, April 22nd: Kahakai Kitchen

Thursday, April 23rd: A Chick Who Reads

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The Hurricane Sisters by Dorothea Benton Frank

The Hurricane Sisters PBMonday, April 20th: Books in the Burbs

Tuesday, April 21st: Bibliotica

Wednesday, April 22nd: Jorie Loves a Story

Thursday, April 23rd: A Novel Review

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Orient by Christopher Bollen

OrientMonday, April 20th: The Discerning Reader

Tuesday, April 21st: Books and Things

Wednesday, April 22nd: From the TBR Pile

Thursday, April 23rd: A Dream Within a Dream

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Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight

Where They Found HerMonday, April 20th: I’d Rather Be At The Beach

Tuesday, April 21st: A Bookish Way of Life

Wednesday, April 22nd: Peeking Between the Pages

Thursday, April 23rd: Drey’s Library

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Last Night at the Blue Angel by Rebecca Rotert

Last Night at the Blue AngelMonday, April 20th: Ageless Pages Reviews

Tuesday, April 21st: Reading Reality

Wednesday, April 22nd: Books and Bindings

Thursday, April 23rd: Mom in Love With Fiction

Thursday, April 23rd: Sidewalk Shoes

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The Dream Lover by Elizabeth Berg

The Dream LoverMonday, April 20th: Bibliophilia, Please

Monday, April 20th: Bookchickdi

Tuesday, April 21st: Unabridged Chick

Tuesday, April 21st: The Novel Life

Wednesday, April 22nd: Books on the Table – Bookstore Event post

Wednesday, April 22nd: Kritter’s Ramblings

Thursday, April 23rd: Unabridged Chick – author Q&A

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Medium Dead by Paula Paul

Medium DeadMonday, April 20th: Buried Under Books

Monday, April 20th: A Book Geek

Tuesday, April 21st: From the TBR Pile

Wednesday, April 22nd: Reading Reality

Thursday, April 23rd: The Reader’s Hollow

Friday, April 24th: Snowdrop Dreams of Books

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Officer Elvis by Gary M. Gusick

Officer Elvis

Tuesday, April 21st: Omnimystery News – author guest post

Wednesday, April 22nd: Lilac Reviews

Thursday, April 23rd: Rhodes Review

Friday, April 24th: Reading Reality

Saturday, April 25th: Brooke Blogs

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Running Fire by Lindsay McKenna

Running Fire by Lindsay McKenna_book coverMonday, April 20th: Feminist Reflections

Monday, April 20th: Books a la Mode – author guest post

Tuesday, April 21st: Palmer’s Page Turners

Wednesday, April 22nd: The World As I See It

Thursday, April 23rd: Romance Novels for the Beach

Friday, April 24th: Sara’s Organized Chaos

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The Residence by Kate Andersen Brower

The ResidenceMonday, April 20th: I Wish I Lived in a Library

Tuesday, April 21st: Stacy’s Books

Wednesday, April 22nd: 2 Kids and Tired Book Reviews

Thursday, April 23rd: Doing Dewey

Friday, April 24th: Kritters Ramblings

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Finding Jake by Bryan Reardon

Finding JakeMonday, April 20th: Dreams, Etc.

Tuesday, April 21st: Literary Lindsey

Wednesday, April 22nd: Why Girls Are Weird

Friday, April 24th: Novel Escapes

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Elle by Emma Mars

ElleMonday, April 20th: Love Between the Sheets

Wednesday, April 22nd: Button Tapper

Thursday, April 23rd: bookchickdi

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Read Bottom Up by Neel Shah and Skye Chatham

Read Bottom UpMonday, April 20th: Booksie’s Blog

Wednesday, April 22nd: Bibliotica

Thursday, April 23rd: Thoughts On This ‘n That

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Diamond Head by Cecily Wong

Diamond HeadMonday, April 20th: The Feminist Texican [Reads]

Wednesday, April 22nd: Ms. Nose in a Book

Thursday, April 23rd: Svetlana’s Reads and Views

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Threshold by G. M. Ford

ThresholdMonday, April 20th: Life is Story

Wednesday, April 22nd: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Thursday, April 23rd: MariReads

Friday, April 24th:Bibliotica

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Cost of Life by Joshua Corin

Cost of LifeMonday, April 20th: FictionZeal

Wednesday, April 22nd: Psychotic State Book Reviews

Saturday, April 25th: Brooke Blogs

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The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson

The BooksellerMonday, April 20th: BoundbyWords

Wednesday, April 22nd: Vox Libris

Thursday, April 23rd: Read. Write. Repeat.

Friday, April 24th: Always With a Book

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Ivory Ghosts by Caitlin O’Connell

Ivory GhostsMonday, April 20th: Bibliotica

Wednesday, April 22nd: It’s a Mad Mad World

Thursday, April 23rd: Back Porchervations – Q&A

Friday, April 24th: Back Porchervations

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The Mapmaker’s Children by Sarah McCoy

The Mapmaker's ChildrenTuesday, April 21st: Savvy Verse & Wit

Wednesday, April 22nd: My Book Retreat

Thursday, April 23rd: BookNAround

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The Bone Tree by Greg Iles

The Bone TreeTuesday, April 21st: My Bookshelf

Wednesday, April 22nd: Snowdrop Dreams of Books

Friday, April 24th: Dwell in Possibility

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Smash Cut by Brad Gooch

Smash CutTuesday, April 21st: Bell, Book and Candle

Thursday, April 23rd: Bibliotica

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Behind Closed Doors by Elizabeth Haynes

Behind Closed DoorsTuesday, April 21st: Book Hooked Blog

Thursday, April 23rd: Mockingbird Hill Cottage

Friday, April 24th: Read-Love-Blog

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A Reunion of Ghosts by Judith Claire Mitchell

A Reunions of GhostsThursday, April 23rd: Spiced Latte Reads

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Lowcountry Boneyard by Susan M. Boyer

Lowcountry BoneyardFriday, April 24th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

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Deborah Reed, author of Olivay, on tour July 2015

Posted By on April 17, 2015

OlivayAbout Olivay 

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (July 7, 2015)

We don’t believe that our lives can change in an instant—until they do.

Olivay, widowed for a year and sleepwalking through life, meets Henry by chance. She takes him to her Los Angeles loft, thinking it will just be for the night. But the following morning, bombs detonate across the city; mayhem and carnage fill the streets; and her loft is covered in broken glass and her own blood. Henry is skittish, solicitous, and strangely distracted. Who is this man she’s marooned with as the city goes on lockdown? Why is she catching him in lie after lie? Is he somehow connected to her husband’s death and the terrorist attacks outside?

With eloquent and suspenseful prose, Olivay explores the wreckage of loss and the collision of grief, desire, and terror in its aftermath. As the characters get pushed outside their comfort zones, forced to walk the thin line between destruction and salvation, Olivay keeps readers guessing what will become of Olivay and Henry until the very end.

Praise for Deborah Reed:

“Deborah’s writing is complex, layered, diverse, and, much like the writer herself, a bit paradoxical. Just when you think you’ve got a handle on what’s happening, everything falls out from under you… At times, her works seem reminiscent of Daniel Woodrell’s Winter’s Bone or Derek Cianfrance’s Blue Valentine… Her characters are complicated and flawed, but that’s precisely what makes them real, likable, and human.” —VICE Magazine

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 71KyBRWfFPL._UX250_About Deborah Reed

Deborah Reed’s novel Things We Set on Fire sold more than one hundred thousand copies in its first six months, while Carry Yourself Back to Me was a Best Book of 2011 Amazon Editors’ Pick. She wrote the bestselling thriller A Small Fortune and its sequel, Fortune’s Deadly Descent, under her pen name Audrey Braun. Several of her novels have been translated or are forthcoming in German. Her nonfiction has appeared in publications such as the LiterarianMORE, and Poets & Writers. She holds a master of fine arts degree in creative writing, and teaches at the UCLA Extension Writing Program. She is also codirector of the Black Forest Writing Seminar at the University of Freiburg in Germany. She resides in Los Angeles.