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Barbara Ann Kipfer, author of 1,001 Ways to Slow Down, on tour March/April 2017

Posted By on March 28, 2017

About 1,001 Ways to Slow Down

• Hardcover: 320 pages
• Publisher: National Geographic (March 28, 2017)

This irresistible list book from National Geographic provides lighthearted quick hits of inspiration for those of us who feel overwhelmed—which is to say, all of us. Musings, activity suggestions, and illuminating quotes are paired with whimsical art on themes such as living in the moment, achieving balance, relieving stress, developing patience, and appreciating the world around us. “Slow living” sidebars, such as “Foods to Cook Slowly” and “Things to Do the Old-Fashioned Way,” are interspersed throughout the book.

Purchase Links

National Geographic | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

About Barbara Ann Kipfer

Dr. Barbara Ann Kipfer is the author of 14,000 Things to Be Happy About and the Page-a-Day calendars based on it. She has written more than 60 books, including 1,001 Ways to Live Wild, The Order of Things, Self-Meditation, Instant Karma, 8,789 Words of Wisdom, The Wish List, and 4,000 Questions for Getting to Know Anyone and Everyone, and she edited Roget’s International Thesaurus. She holds PhDs in linguistics, archaeology, and Buddhist studies. Dr. Kipfer is the Chief Lexicographer of Temnos and has worked for such companies as Answers.com, Ask Jeeves, and Dictionary.com.

Tour Stops

Wednesday, March 29th: The Cactus Chronicles

Thursday, March 30th: A Chick Who Reads

Friday, March 31st: View from the Birdhouse

Friday, March 31st: Read Till Dawn

Friday, March 31st: Jathan & Heather

Monday, April 3rd: Kritters Ramblings

Thursday, April 6th: Red Lipstick and Sneakers

Monday, April 10th: Unabridged Chick

Tuesday, April 11th: Wining Wife

Wednesday, April 12th: Stranded in Chaos

Thursday, April 13th: Literary Quicksand

Jessica Shattuck, author of The Women in the Castle, on tour March/April 2017

Posted By on March 27, 2017

About The Women in the Castle

• Hardcover: 368 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow (March 28, 2017)

Three women, haunted by the past and the secrets they hold

Set at the end of World War II, in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, a powerful and propulsive story of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwined—an affecting, shocking, and ultimately redemptive novel from the author of the New York Times Notable Book The Hazards of Good Breeding.

Amid the ashes of Nazi Germany’s defeat, Marianne von Lingenfels returns to the once-grand castle of her husband’s ancestors, an imposing stone fortress now fallen into ruin following years of war. The widow of a resister murdered in the failed July 20, 1944, plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, Marianne plans to uphold the promise she made to her husband’s brave conspirators: to find and protect their wives, her fellow resistance widows.

First Marianne rescues six-year-old Martin, the son of her dearest childhood friend, from a Nazi reeducation home. Together, they make their way across the smoldering wreckage of their homeland to Berlin, where Martin’s mother, the beautiful and naive Benita, has fallen into the hands of occupying Red Army soldiers. Then she locates Ania, another resister’s wife, and her two boys, now refugees languishing in one of the many camps that house the millions displaced by the war.

As Marianne assembles this makeshift family from the ruins of her husband’s resistance movement, she is certain their shared pain and circumstances will hold them together. But she quickly discovers that the black-and-white, highly principled world of her privileged past has become infinitely more complicated, filled with secrets and dark passions that threaten to tear them apart. Eventually, all three women must come to terms with the choices that have defined their lives before, during, and after the war—each with their own unique share of challenges.

Written with the devastating emotional power of The Nightingale, Sarah’s Key, and The Light Between Oceans, Jessica Shattuck’s evocative and utterly enthralling novel offers a fresh perspective on one of the most tumultuous periods in history. Combining piercing social insight and vivid historical atmosphere, The Women in the Castle is a dramatic yet nuanced portrait of war and its repercussions that explores what it means to survive, love, and, ultimately, to forgive in the wake of unimaginable hardship.

Purchase Links

HarperCollins | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Photo by Lesley Unruh

About Jessica Shattuck

Jessica Shattuck is the award-winning author of The Hazards of Good Breeding, which was a New York Times Notable Book and finalist for the PEN/Winship Award, and Perfect Life. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, New Yorker, Glamour, Mother Jones, Wired, and The Believer, among other publications. A graduate of Harvard University, she received her MFA from Columbia University. She lives with her husband and three children in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Find out more about Jessica at her website and connect with her on Facebook.

Tour Stops

Tuesday, March 28th: bookchickdi

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

Friday, March 31st: Just Commonly

Friday, March 31st: Literary Quicksand

Tuesday, April 4th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Wednesday, April 5th: Diary of an Eccentric

Wednesday, April 5th: Living Outside the Stacks

Thursday, April 6th: West Metro Mommy

Friday, April 7th: Broken Teepee

Monday, April 10th: I Brought a Book

Tuesday, April 11th: Tina Says…

Thursday, April 13th: Let Them Read Books

Friday, April 14th: View from the Birdhouse

Monday, April 17th: Girls Just Reading

Tuesday, April 18th: Kahakai Kitchen

Wednesday, April 19th: The Paperback Pilgrim

Thursday, April 20th: Books on the Table

Monday, April 24th: Kritters Ramblings

Wednesday, April 26th: #redhead.with.book

Friday, April 28th: StephTheBookworm

Friday, April 28th: A Chick Who Reads

Jeremy N. Smith, author of Epic Measures, on tour March/April 2017

Posted By on March 27, 2017

About Epic Measures

• Paperback: 368 pages
• Publisher: Harper Wave; Reprint edition (March 28, 2017)

Moneyball meets medicine in this remarkable chronicle of one of the greatest scientific quests of our time—the groundbreaking program to answer the most essential question for humanity: how do we live and die?—and the visionary mastermind behind it.

Medical doctor and economist Christopher Murray began the Global Burden of Disease studies to gain a truer understanding of how we live and how we die. While it is one of the largest scientific projects ever attempted—as breathtaking as the first moon landing or the Human Genome Project—the questions it answers are meaningful for every one of us: What are the world’s health problems? Who do they hurt? How much? Where? Why?

Murray argues that the ideal existence isn’t simply the longest but the one lived well and with the least illness. Until we can accurately measure how people live and die, we cannot understand what makes us sick or do much to improve it. Challenging the accepted wisdom of the WHO and the UN, the charismatic and controversial health maverick has made enemies—and some influential friends, including Bill Gates who gave Murray a $100 million grant.

In Epic Measures, journalist Jeremy N. Smith offers an intimate look at Murray and his groundbreaking work. From ranking countries’ healthcare systems (the U.S. is 37th) to unearthing the shocking reality that world governments are funding developing countries at only 30% of the potential maximum efficiency when it comes to health, Epic Measures introduces a visionary leader whose unwavering determination to improve global health standards has already changed the way the world addresses issues of health and wellness, sets policy, and distributes funding.

Purchase Links

HarperCollins | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Photo credit Crackle Bingham

About Jeremy N. Smith

Jeremy N. Smith has written for Discover, the Christian Science Monitor, and the Chicago Tribune, among many other publications. His first book, Growing a Garden City, was one of Booklist‘s top ten books on the environment for 2011. Born and raised in Evanston, Illinois, he is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Montana. He lives in Missoula, Montana, with his wife and young daughter.

Find out more about Jeremy at his website.

Tour Stops

Tuesday, March 28th: Lit and Life

Thursday, March 30th: bookchickdi

Friday, March 31st: Cerebral Girl in a Redneck World

Tuesday, April 4th: Sapphire Ng

Wednesday, April 5th: Readaholic Zone

Thursday, April 6th: Man of La Book

Monday, April 10th: Doing Dewey

Tuesday, April 11th: Based on a True Story

Wednesday, April 12th: Kissin Blue Karen

Friday, April 14th: Read Till Dawn

Friday, April 14th: Jathan & Heather

TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS for March 27th – March 31st

Posted By on March 26, 2017

Renegade’s Pride by B. J. Daniels

Monday, March 27th: A Chick Who Reads

Tuesday, March 28th: The Romance Dish – excerpt

Wednesday, March 29th: The Sassy Bookster

Wednesday, March 29th: Becca the Bibliophile

Thursday, March 30th: Run Wright

Friday, March 31st: A. Holland Reads – excerpt

A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell

Monday, March 27th: Wall-to-Wall Books

Tuesday, March 28th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Wednesday, March 29th: A Bookish Way of Life

Thursday, March 30th: StephTheBookworm

Friday, March 31st: A Bookworm’s World

 

Finding Our Forever by Brenda Novak

Monday, March 27th: Books a la Mode – guest post

Tuesday, March 28th: Reading is my SuperPower

Wednesday, March 29th: Luxury Reading

Thursday, March 30th: The Sassy Bookster

Friday, March 31st: A Fortress of Books

 

The Enemies of Versailles by Sally Christie

Monday, March 27th: Must Read Faster

Tuesday, March 28th: Hoser’s Blook

Wednesday, March 29th: Books à la Mode – Spotlight/Feature

Thursday, March 30th: Dreams, Etc.

Friday, March 31st: Book Reviews and More by Kathy – Spotlight/Feature

 

Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles

Monday, March 27th: Dreams, Etc.

Tuesday, March 28th: Tina Says…

Wednesday, March 29th: she treads softly

Thursday, March 30th: Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile

Friday, March 31st: Art @ Home

 

The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

Monday, March 27th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Tuesday, March 28th: A Fantastical Librarian

Wednesday, March 29th: Snowdrop Dreams of Books

Wednesday, March 29th: Patricia’s Wisdom

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Eggshells by Caitriona Lally

Monday, March 27th: Palmer’s Page Turners

Tuesday, March 28th: A Bookish Way of Life

Wednesday, March 29th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Thursday, March 30th: Thoughts on This ‘n That

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All Summer Long by Dorothea Benton Frank

Monday, March 27th: Jathan & Heather

Tuesday, March 28th: Wining Wife

Wednesday, March 29th: The Geeky Bibliophile

Friday, March 31st: Good Girl Gone Redneck

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In This Grave Hour by Jacqueline Winspear

Monday, March 27th: History from a Woman’s PerspectiveThe Mapping of Love and Death

Tuesday, March 28th: What Will She Read Next – In This Grave Hour

Wednesday, March 29th: Bookish Realm Reviews – In This Grave Hour

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Loyal by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh

Monday, March 27th: Golden Daily Scoop

Tuesday, March 28th: Pooch Smooches

Wednesday, March 29th: Welcome to the menagerie

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The Widow’s House by Carol Goodman

Monday, March 27th: Booksie’s Blog

Tuesday, March 28th: A Chick Who Reads

Wednesday, March 29th: Bibliotica

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The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff

Monday, March 27th: SJ2B House of Books

Tuesday, March 28th: Travelling Birdy

Friday, March 31st: Cindy Burnett

Friday, March 31st: Building Bookshelves

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May Cause Love by Kassi Underwood

Monday, March 27th: Tina Says…

Wednesday, March 29th: Stranded in Chaos

Friday, March 31st: Wining Wife

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Holden by Delores Fossen

Monday, March 27th: A Bookaholic Swede – excerpt

Wednesday, March 29th: Stuck In Books – excerpt

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All the News I Need by Joan Frank

Monday, March 27th: Art Books Coffee

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No Getting Over a Cowboy by Delores Fossen

Tuesday, March 28th: Reading Reality

Wednesday, March 29th: Dog-Eared Daydreams

Thursday, March 30th: Books and Bindings

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Every Wild Heart by Meg Donohue

Tuesday, March 28th: Comfy Reading

Thursday, March 30th: Kahakai Kitchen

Friday, March 31st: Mama Reads Hazel Sleeps

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The Mermaids of Lake Michigan by Suzanne Kamata

Wednesday, March 29th: Thoughts on This ‘n That

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E.V. Legters, author of Vanishing Point, on tour May 2017

Posted By on March 23, 2017

About Vanishing Point

• Paperback
• Publisher: Lethe Press (May 27, 2017)

“Nothing’s changed except Angela Dunnewald.” From the inside of her life and marriage, Angela discovers she’s gone quite mad. Her sense of self, of direction, has frayed and she finds herself lost and alone despite a calendar full of society events, charity meetings, shopping dates, and dinners her aloof husband expects her to attend. Her best friend is a vivacious flirt, but Angela only strays when she discovers a young drifter haunting the grounds of her house. Desire to be intimate unlocks the need for achievement; Angela becomes unrecognizable to her peers and to herself.

Legters’ new novel offers betrayal, passion, secrets, and truth, all from inside a world that threatens to suffocate to the vanishing point.

Purchase Links

Amazon

About E.V. Legters

Vanishing Point is E.V. Legters’ second novel. Her first, Connected Underneath, published under her given name, Linda, instead of her chosen name, E.V., was released last year and is an INDIE Press Book of the Year finalist. Born in the far western reaches of New York State, and a long-time resident of Connecticut, E.V. is exploring new venues in which to finish her third. She is currently in Portugal.