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Sigal Samuel, author of The Mystics of Mile End, on tour October 2014

Posted By on October 13, 2015

The Mystics of Mile End (422x648)About The Mystics of Mile End

 Paperback: 320 pages
 Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (October 13, 2015)

Sigal Samuel’s debut novel, in the vein of Nicole Krauss’s bestselling The History of Love, is an imaginative story that delves into the heart of Jewish mysticism, faith, and family.

“This is not an ordinary tree I am making.

“This,” he said, “this is the Tree of Knowledge.”

In the half-Hasidic, half-hipster Montreal neighborhood of Mile End, eleven-year-old Lev Meyer is discovering that there may be a place for Judaism in his life. As he learns about science in his day school, Lev begins his own extracurricular study of the Bible’s Tree of Knowledge with neighbor Mr. Katz, who is building his own Tree out of trash. Meanwhile his sister Samara is secretly studying for her Bat Mitzvah with next-door neighbor and Holocaust survivor, Mr. Glassman. All the while his father, David, a professor of Jewish mysticism, is a non-believer.

When, years later, David has a heart attack, he begins to believe God is speaking to him. While having an affair with one of his students, he delves into the complexities of Kabbalah. Months later Samara, too, grows obsessed with the Kabbalah’s Tree of Life—hiding her interest from those who love her most–and is overcome with reaching the Tree’s highest heights. The neighbors of Mile End have been there all along, but only one of them can catch her when she falls.

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Sigal SamuelAbout Sigal Samuel

Sigal Samuel is a writer and editor for The Jewish Daily Forward. She has published fiction and journalism in The Daily Beast, The Rumpus, BuzzFeed, Tablet, The Walrus, Event, Descant, Grain, Prairie Fire, Room, and This Magazine, among others. She has been a featured writer at the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival and a winner of Room’s writing contest. Her plays have been produced in Montreal, Vancouver and New York City, winning Solo Collective Theater’s Emerging Playwrights’ Competition and The Cultch’s Young Playwrights’ Competition. While pursuing her MFA in creative writing at the University of British Columbia, Sigal won the Laura Fowler Award for outstanding women in the fine arts. She received the Lionel Shapiro Award and the Chester Macnaghten Prize for creative writing from McGill University. Originally from Montreal, she now lives and writes in Brooklyn.

Visit Sigal at her website and connect with her on Twitter.

Sigal’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, October 13th: Back Porchervations

Friday, October 16th: 100 Pages a Day … Stephanie’s Book Reviews

Monday, October 19th: Raven Haired Girl

Tuesday, October 20th: Worth Getting in Bed For

Wednesday, October 21st: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews

Thursday, October 22nd: Man of La Book

Monday, October 26th: A Book Geek

Tuesday, October 27th: Book by Book

Wednesday, October 28th: Novel Escapes

Thursday, October 29th: Good Girl Gone Redneck

Friday, October 30th: Not in Jersey

Elyse Douglas, author of The Christmas Bridge, on tour November/December 2015

Posted By on October 12, 2015

The Christmas BridgeAbout The Christmas Bridge

Print Length: 183 pages

Publication Date: September 15, 2015

A First Love. A Second Chance.

A young widow travels to New York on business a few days before Christmas. She has reluctantly made a date with a lover she hasn’t seen in 20 years, and she is nervous and apprehensive. Twenty years before, she made a difficult decision that has both troubled and haunted her ever since. She knows she’s about to come face-to-face with her past and she’s hoping for some redemption and resolution. She also wonders if she can somehow pick up where she left off 20 years ago and start again.

An exciting chance encounter changes everything. Now, not only will she face the past with hope to rekindle an old romance, but there is the possibility that this chance meeting will bring her love and happiness she never thought possible.

Once again, she will have to choose. She will have to make the right decision. She will have to believe that Christmas miracles can still happen.


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About Elyse Douglas

ElysepassingElyse Douglas is the pen name for the married writing team Elyse Parmentier and Douglas Pennington. Elyse grew up near the sea, roaming the beaches, reading and writing stories and poetry, receiving a Master’s Degree in English Literature from Columbia University.  She has enjoyed careers as an English teacher, an actress and a  speech-language pathologist.  She and her husband, Douglas Pennington, have completed five novels: The Astrologer’s Daughter, Christmas for Juliet, Wanting Rita, Christmas Ever After, The Christmas Town and The Christmas Diary.

2011-12-03+11.54.03Douglas grew up in a family where music and astrology were second and third languages.  He attended the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and played the piano professionally for many years. His two detective books include Death is Lookin’ for Elvis and Death is a TapDancer. His great great grandfather lived to be 132 years old, and was the oldest man in the world when he died in 1928.

Elyse Douglas live in New York City.

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TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS for October 12th – 16th

Posted By on October 10, 2015

Here Comes the Dreamer by Carole Giangrande

Here Comes the Dreamer coverMonday, October 12th: she treads softly

Tuesday, October 13th: A Book Geek

Wednesday, October 14th: Worth Getting in Bed For

Thursday, October 15th: Dwell in Possibility


Mistress of the Court by Laura Purcell

Mistress of the CourtMonday, October 12th: Luxury Reading

Tuesday, October 13th: Open Book Society

Wednesday, October 14th: #redhead.with.book

Thursday, October 15th: Bibliophilia, Please


The Visitant by Megan Chance

The VisitantMonday, October 12th: It’s a Mad Mad World

Tuesday, October 13th: From the TBR Pile

Wednesday, October 14th: Books a la Mode – author guest post

Thursday, October 15th: Mom’s Small Victories


The Art of Crash Landing by Melissa DeCarlo

The Art of Crash Landing (430x648)Monday, October 12th: Snowdrop Dreams of Books

Tuesday, October 13th: Imaginary Reads

Tuesday, October 13th: Broken Teepee

Wednesday, October 14th: Thoughts On This ‘n That

Wednesday, October 14th: Svetlana’s Reads and Views

Thursday, October 15th: Joyfully Retired


A Fine Summer’s Day by Charles Todd

A Fine Summer's Day coverMonday, October 12th: Reading to Distraction

Wednesday, October 14th: Queen of All She Reads

Wednesday, October 14th: FictionZeal

Thursday, October 15th: Fuelled by Fiction


A Line of Blood by Ben McPherson

A Line of Blood (432x648)Monday, October 12th: Sara’s Organized Chaos

Tuesday, October 13th: BoundbyWords

Wednesday, October 14th: A Bookworm’s World

Thursday, October 15th: Novel Excapes


Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

Pretty Girl (428x648)Monday, October 12th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Tuesday, October 13th: Kahakai Kitchen

Wednesday, October 14th: Stephany Writes

Thursday, October 15th: I’m Shelf-ish

Thursday, October 15th: Book Hooked Blog


The Determined Heart by Antoinette May

The Determined HeartMonday, October 12th: A Chick Who Reads

Monday, October 12th: The Chocolate Lady’s Book Reviews

Tuesday, October 13th: A Literary Vacation

Wednesday, Otcoter 14th: Mom in Love with Fiction

Thursday, October 15th: Just One More Chapter


Carrying Albert Home by Homer Hickam

Carrying Albert Home (429x648)Monday, October 12th: Raven Haired Girl

Tuesday, October 13th: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews

Tuesday, October 13th: Books on the Table

Wednesday, October 14th: Ms. Nose in a Book

Thursday, October 15th: The many thoughts of a reader


The Owen Archer Series by Candace Robb

A Vigil of Spies (Small)Monday, October 12th: Reading RealityVigil of Spies

Tuesday, October 13th: Let Them Read Books – author guest post

Wednesday, October 14th: No More Grumpy BooksellerThe Nun’s Tale

Thursday, October 15th – Raven Haired GirlThe Nun’s Tale

Friday, October 16th: Broken Teepee – The Apothecary Rose


Tiger Heart by Katrell Christie and Shannon McCaffrey

Tiger HeartMonday, October 12th: Dreaming Big Blog

Wednesday, October 14th: Raven Haired Girl

Thursday, October 15th: A Bookish Affair

Friday, October 16th: Broken Teepee


Dance of the Bones by J.A. Jance

Dance of the Bones (429x648)Tuesday, October 13th: Queen of All She Reads





The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto COVERTuesday, October 13th: Book Loving Hippo

Wednesday, October 14th: Good Girl Gone Redneck




The Great Christmas Knit-Off by Alexandra Brown

The Great Christmas Knit-Off coverTuesday, October 13th: Lavish Bookshelf

Wednesday, October 14th: A Bookish Way of Life

Friday, October 16th: From the TBR Pile

Friday, October 16th: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews


All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani

All the Stars in the Heavens (397x600)Tuesday, October 13th: Books Like Breathing

Wednesday, October 14th: Time 2 Read

Thursday, October 15th: Kritters Ramblings

Friday, October 16th: A Chick Who Reads


Silver Tongue by AshleyRose Sullivan

Silver Tongue Book CoverThursday, October 15th: Worth Getting in Bed For





Murder and Other Unnatural Disasters by Lida Sideris

Murder and Other Unnatural Disasters coverThursday, October 15th: Bibliotica





Alexandra Brown, author of The Great Christmas Knit-Off, on tour October 2015

Posted By on October 9, 2015

The Great Christmas Knit-Off coverAbout The Great Christmas Knit-Off

• Paperback: 400 pages
 Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (October 13, 2015)

When life unravels, it’s time to knit . . .

Sybil has always taken comfort in her passion for knitting, creating beautiful garments stitch by stitch. But her world suddenly unravels when her fiancé ditches her for her identical twin sister at her Star Wars–themed wedding, leaving Sybil at the altar sporting a Princess Leia do. And things go from bad to worse when an incident at work jeopardizes her job.

To escape her woes and forget that she’ll be alone for Christmas this year, Sybil sets off to visit her friend Cher in Tindledale—a winter wonderland of quaint shops and snowy rooftops. When she arrives in the idyllic town, she can’t help feeling like she’s in a Hallmark greeting card. She’s embraced by welcoming—if eccentric—locals wearing handmade sweaters that remind Sybil of her own creations and her unrealized ambitions of selling them. So when the owner of a vintage-clothing boutique asks her to make an assortment of knits for their display window, she’s thrilled. And hoping to heal her broken heart, the hot town doctor has even taken an interest in Sybil.

But just when Sybil thinks she’s going to have her fairy-tale Christmas after all, an unexpected turn of events threatens to unspool her happily ever after.

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Alexandra Brown APAbout Alexandra Brown

Alexandra Brown began her writing career as the City Girl columnist for the London Paper. She wrote the weekly column—a satirical diary account of her time working in the corporate world of London—for two years before giving it up to concentrate on writing novels and is now the author of the Cupcakes at Carrington’s books. Set in a department store in the pretty seaside town of Mulberry-On-Sea, the series follows the life, loves and laughs of sales assistant Georgie Hart. The Great Christmas Knit-Off is Alexandra’s fourth book and the first in a new series set in the fictional village of Tindledale, following the lives of all the characters there. Alexandra lives in a real village near the south coast of England with her husband, daughter and a very shiny black Labrador retriever.

Find out more about Alexandra at her website, and connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Alexandra’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, October 13th: Lavish Bookshelf

Wednesday, October 14th: A Bookish Way of Life

Friday, October 16th: From the TBR Pile

Friday, October 16th: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews

Monday, October 19th: Laura’s Reviews

Tuesday, October 20th: Book Loving Hippo

Wednesday, October 21st: A Bookworm’s World

Thursday, October 22nd: I’m Shelf-ish

Friday, October 23rd: Book Journey

Monday, October 26th: Broken Teepee

Wednesday, October 28th: Ms. Nose in a Book

Thursday, October 29th: Books and Bindings

Friday, October 30th: Staircase Wit


Adriana Trigiani, author of All the Stars in the Heavens, on tour October/November 2015

Posted By on October 9, 2015

All the Stars in the Heavens (397x600)About All the Stars in the Heavens

Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: Harper (October 13, 2015)

Adriana Trigiani, the New York Times bestselling author of the blockbuster epic The Shoemaker’s Wife, returns with her biggest and boldest novel yet, a hypnotic tale based on a true story and filled with her signature elements: family ties, artistry, romance, and adventure. Born in the golden age of Hollywood, All the Stars in the Heavens captures the luster, drama, power, and secrets that could only thrive in the studio system—viewed through the lives of an unforgettable cast of players creating magic on the screen and behind the scenes.

In this spectacular saga as radiant, thrilling, and beguiling as Hollywood itself, Adriana Trigiani takes us back to Tinsel Town’s golden age—an era as brutal as it was resplendent—and into the complex and glamorous world of a young actress hungry for fame and success. With meticulous, beautiful detail, Trigiani paints a rich, historical landscape of 1930s Los Angeles, where European and American artisans flocked to pursue the ultimate dream: to tell stories on the silver screen.

The movie business is booming in 1935 when twenty-one-year-old Loretta Young meets thirty-four-year-old Clark Gable on the set of The Call of the Wild. Though he’s already married, Gable falls for the stunning and vivacious young actress instantly.

Far from the glittering lights of Hollywood, Sister Alda Ducci has been forced to leave her convent and begin a new journey that leads her to Loretta. Becoming Miss Young’s secretary, the innocent and pious young Alda must navigate the wild terrain of Hollywood with fierce determination and a moral code that derives from her Italian roots. Over the course of decades, she and Loretta encounter scandal and adventure, choose love and passion, and forge an enduring bond of love and loyalty that will be put to the test when they eventually face the greatest obstacle of their lives.

Anchored by Trigiani’s masterful storytelling that takes you on a worldwide ride of adventure from Hollywood to the shores of southern Italy, this mesmerizing epic is, at its heart, a luminous tale of the most cherished ties that bind. Brimming with larger-than-life characters both real and fictional—including stars Spencer Tracy, Myrna Loy, David Niven, Hattie McDaniel and more—it is it is the unforgettable story of one of cinema’s greatest love affairs during the golden age of American movie making.

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About Adriana TrigianiAdriana Trigiani

Adriana Trigiani is an award-winning playwright, television writer, and documentary filmmaker. Her books include the New York Timesbestseller The Shoemaker’s Wife; the Big Stone Gap series; Very Valentine; Brava, Valentine; Lucia, Lucia; and the bestselling memoir Don’t Sing at the Table, as well as the young adult novels Viola in Reel Life and Viola in the Spotlight. She wrote the screenplay for Big Stone Gap, which she also directed. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.

Visit Adriana at her website: www.adrianatrigiani.com, like her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter.

Adriana’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, October 13th: Books Like Breathing

Wednesday, October 14th: Time 2 Read

Thursday, October 15th: Kritters Ramblings

Friday, October 16th: A Chick Who Reads

Monday, October 19th: A Literary Vacation

Tuesday, October 20th: View from a Birdhouse

Wednesday, October 21st: Peppermint PhD

Thursday, October 22nd: Walking With Nora

Friday, October 23rd: BermudaOnion’s Weblog

Monday, October 26th: Raven Haired Girl

Tuesday, October 27th: Booking Mama

Wednesday, October 28th: Curling Up by the Fire

Thursday, October 29th: Jen’s Book Thoughts

Monday, November 2nd: Kahakai Kitchen

Tuesday, November 3rd: Books on the Table

Thursday, November 5th: I’m Shelf-ish

Thursday, November 5th: Beth Fish Reads

Friday, November 6th: Read. Write. Repeat.

Monday, November 9th: bookchickdi

Tuesday, November 10th: Drey’s Library

Thursday, November 13th: Book Journey

Friday, November 13th: Write Meg