Welcome!

TLC Book Tours is a virtual book tour site. Virtual book tours are a promotional tool for authors to connect with readers via well-read book blogs and specialty blogs.

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

Posted By on October 26, 2014

Memory Card Full by Liz Weber

Memory Card FullMonday, October 27th: A Chick Who Reads

Monday, October 27th: Tiffany’s Bookshelf

.

.

.

How to Bake a Man by Jessica Barksdale Inclán

How to Bake a ManMonday, October 27th:  Peeking Between the Pages

Tuesday, October 28th:  From the TBR Pile

.

.

.

The Lost Tribe of Coney Island by Claire Prentice

The LOST TRIBE OF CONEY ISLAND_Final CoverMonday, October 27th: BookNAround

Monday October 27th: Padre Steve

Monday, October 27th:  Mental Foodie

Tuesday, October 28th:  girlichef

Tuesday, October 28th:  Lisa’s Yarns

Wednesday, October 29th: A Bookish Affair

Thursday, October 30th: Wordsmithonia

.

Certainty by Victor Bevine

Certainty_A-Novel_Victor-Bevine_96dpi-677x1024Monday, October 27th: Sarah’s Book Shelves

Tuesday, October 28th: Kritter’s Ramblings

Tuesday, October 28th: Svetlana’s Reads and Views

Wednesday, October 29th: Bell, Book & Candle

Thursday, October 30th:  Joyfully Retired

.

Prism by Roland Allnach

PrismMonday, October 27th: BoundbyWords

Tuesday, October 28th: Necromancy Never Pays

Wednesday, October 29th: Rooftop Reading

Thursday, October 30th: A Bookish Way of Life

.

Village of Secrets by Caroline Morehead

Village of SecretsMonday, October 27th: Based on a True Story

Tuesday, October 28th: A Book Geek

Wednesday, October 29th: Dwell in Possibility

Thursday, October 30th: Book Addict Katie

.

The Moonlight Palace by Liz Rosenberg

The Moonlight PalaceMonday, October 27th: The Whimsical Cottage

Monday, October 27th: Good Girl Gone Redneck

Tuesday, October 28th: Missris

Wednesday, October 29th: Time 2 Read

Thursday, October 30th: Kahakai Kitchen

.Olde School by Selah Janel

Olde SchoolMonday, October 27th: Dab of Darkness

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

Wednesday, October 29th: Fuelled by Fiction

Thursday, October 30th: Book Marks the Spot

.

Us by David Nicholls

UsMonday October 27th: Read. Write. Repeat.

Tuesday, October 28th: Lavish Bookshelf

Wednesday, October 29th: nightlyreading

Thursday, October 30th: Always With a Book

Friday, October 31st: Alison’s Book Marks

.

The Heart Does Not Grow Back by Fred Venturini

The Heart Does Not Grow Back 3

Monday, October 27th: A Fantastical Librarian

Wednesday, October 29th: In Bed with Books

Friday, October 31st: Tiffany’s Bookshelf

.

.

A Breast Cancer Alphabet by Madhulika Sikka

A Breast Cancer AlphabetMonday, October 27th: Patricia’s Wisdom

Tuesday, October 28th: Perfectly Unperfect 

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

Thursday, October 30th: Back Porchervations

.

.Age of Opportunity by Laurence Steinberg

Age of OpportunityMonday, October 27th: Earnest Parenting

Thursday, October 30th: Cruising Susan Reviews

.

.

.

Man V. Nature by Diane Cook

Man V NatureTuesday, October 28th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Wednesday, October 29th: Shelf Notes

Thursday, October 30th: Luxury Reading

.

.

The Unforgivable Fix by T. E. Woods

The Unforgivable FixMonday, October 27th:  From the TBR Pile

Wednesday, October 29th:  Bibliotica

Wednesday, October 29th:  Queen of All She Reads

Thursday, October 30th:  Mockingbird  Hill Cottage – Red Hot Fix and The Unforgivable Fix

Friday, October 31st: The Novel Life

Friday, October 31st:  Back Porchervations

 

Bird in Hand by Christina Baker Kline

Bird In HandMonday, October 27th: Kahakai Kitchen

Wednesday, October 29th: BoundbyWords

Thursday, October 30th: Sara’s Organized Chaos

.

.

Ghost Horse by Thomas McNeely

Ghost HorseMonday, October 27th: Mom in Love with Fiction

Thursday, October 30th: Priscilla and Her Books

Thursday, October 30th: Book Wookie

.

.

Aunty Lee’s Deadly Specials by Ovidia Yu

Aunty Lee's Deadly SpecialsTuesday, October 28th: guiltless reading

.

.

.

.

Last Train to Babylon by Charlee Fam

Last Train to BabylonTuesday, October 28th: A Bookish Way of Life

Wednesday, October 29th: From the TBR Pile

Thursday, October 30th: Kritters Rambling

.

.

This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash

This Dark Road To MercyTuesday, October 28th: The Steadfast Reader

Wednesday, October 29th: From L.A. to LA

Thursday, October 30th: A Bookworm’s World

Friday, October 31st: My Book Retreat

.

The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah

The Monogram MurdersTuesday, October 28th: Wordsmithonia

Friday, October 31st: Books in the Burbs

.

.

.

Glimpsing Heaven by Judy Bachrach

Glimpsing HeavenWednesday, October 29th: Booksie’s Blog

.

.

.

.

Land of Dreams by Kate Kerrigan

Land of DreamsWednesday, October 29th: The Gilmore Guide to Books

Thursday, October 30th: The Reader’s Hollow

.

.

.

Christmas at Tiffany’s by Karen Swan

Christmas at Tiffany'sWednesday, October 29th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Friday, October 31st: Seaside Book Nook

.

.

.

Kevin Fortuna, author of The Dunning Man, on tour November 2014

Posted By on October 24, 2014

The Dunning ManAbout The Dunning Man

• Paperback: 140 pages
• Publisher: Lavender Ink (October 19, 2014)

The six stories in Kevin Fortuna’s hilarious and gripping debut story collection, The Dunning Man, feature anti-heroes who reject society’s rules, and often show a gritty, Irish American take on the worlds in which they live. Characters from all walks of life—a rogue hip-hop star, a blackjack dealing mom, a middle-aged drunk plowing through his inheritance, and an empty nester housewife trying to make peace with the past. They each exist in the here and now, living for what’s possible and what’s left—not what they’ve left behind. Redemption awaits all, but only along the rutted, gut-churning path of honest self-examination. Age quod agis.

Set in Atlantic City, New Orleans, Washington, D.C., the Hudson Valley and Manhattan, Fortuna’s stories depict the violent clash between society’s expectations and the chaotic arc of individual destiny. These are powerful tales of truth seekers imbued with larger-than-life personalities and the all-consuming need to find something worth seeking.

Praise for The Dunning Man

These stories are by turns wry and funny, harrowing and heartbreaking. Kevin Fortuna writes with startling clarity and insight about success, hope and longing and about people struggling to do the right thing, and sometimes failing. He writes with his heart and his head and with a sheer ballsy velocity you don’t come across very often. — Kevin Moffett, author of Further Interpretations of Real-Life Events and The Silent History

With clear, exacting prose Kevin Fortuna presents damaged yet indelible characters grappling with shame, pain, and darkness as they teeter on the brink. One gets the sense that these men and women are only hanging on by a thread, and Fortuna triumphs by refusing to let us look away. — Skip Horack, Stegner Fellow and award-winning author of The Southern Cross and The Eden Hunter

Fortuna’s people defy life by living, and suck every last breath out of a deflated balloon. They are exhilarating people with fully lived lives, expertly drawn. Fortuna’s people are people you’d want to know, whose lives you may well admire. They may even be you. — Mark Warren, Executive Editor of Esquire

Add to Goodreads badge

Purchase Links

Amazon | Barnes & Noble

About Kevin Fortuna

Kevin Fortuna lives in Cold Spring, New York. He obtained a Bachelors degree in English Literature from Georgetown University, where he graduated summa cum laude. He is the recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship, the Quicksall Medal for Writing, a Fellowship in Fiction at the Prague Summer Writers Workshop and a Full Fellowship in Fiction at the University of New Orleans, where he received his MFA.

Kevin’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, October 28th: A Dream Within a Dream

Thursday, October 30th: Built by Story

Monday, November 3rd: The Book Binder’s Daughter

Wednesday, November 5th: Tiffany’s Bookshelf

Monday, November 10th: I’d Rather Be At The Beach

Thursday, November 13th: Bibliotica

Monday, November 17th: Conceptual Reception

Tuesday, November 25th: guiltless reading

Tuesday, November 25th: Read a Latte

Friday, November 28th: Walking With Nora

TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS for October 20th – 24th

Posted By on October 19, 2014

Beyond Coincidence by Jacquie Underdown

Beyond Coincidence

Monday, October 20th:  Books Like Breathing

Tuesday, October 20th: Great Minds Read Alike.

.

.

.

Gutenberg’s Apprentice by Alix Christie

Gutenberg's ApprenticeMonday, October 20th: Read Lately

.

.

.

.

Painting Juliana by Martha Louise Hunter

Painting JulianaMonday, October 20th: The Road to Here

Tuesday, October 21st: 5 Minutes For Books

.

.

.

How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran

How to Build a GirlMonday, October 20th: Consuming Culture

Tuesday, October 21st: Drey’s Library

Wednesday, October 22nd: The Whynott Blog

.

.

Ghost Horse by Thomas McNeely

Ghost HorseMonday, October 20th: Svetlana’s Reads and Views

Tuesday, October 21st: Book Loving Hippo

Wednesday, October 22nd: Walking With Nora

Thursday, October 23rd: Readers’ Oasis

.

Village of Secrets by Caroline Morehead

Village of SecretsMonday, October 20th: Man of La Book

Tuesday, October 21st: Love at First Book

Wednesday, October 22nd: Ace and Hoser Blook

Thursday, October 23rd: JulzReads

.

Man V. Nature by Diane Cook

Man V NatureMonday, October 20th: The Well-Read Redhead

Tuesday, October 21st: BoundbyWords

Wednesday, October 22nd: A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall

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

.

The Moonlight Palace by Liz Rosenberg

The Moonlight PalaceMonday, October 20th: The Whimsical Cottage

Tuesday, October 21st: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Wednesday, October 22nd: BookNAround

Thursday, October 23rd: Broken Teepee

Friday, October 24th: Wensend

.

The Unforgivable Fix by T. E. Woods

The Unforgivable FixMonday, October 20th:  She Treads Softly

Monday, October 20th: My Shelf Confessions – Wonderfully Wicked Read-A-Thon Giveaway

Tuesday, October 21st:  Kahakai Kitchen

Wednesday, October 22nd:  Bibliotica

Thursday, October 23rd:  The Novel Life

Friday, October 24th:  Queen of All She Reads

.

The Lost Tribe of Coney Island by Claire Prentice

The LOST TRIBE OF CONEY ISLAND_Final Cover

Monday, October 20th: Wordsmithonia

Tuesday, October 21st: Svetlana’s Reads and Views

Wednesday, October 22nd: She Treads Softly

Thursday, October 23rd:  Diary of a Stay at Home Mom

Friday, October 24th:  Dwell in Possibility

.

Land of Dreams by Kate Kerrigan

Land of DreamsMonday, October 20th: Savvy Verse & Wit

Tuesday, October 21st: FictionZeal

Wednesday, October 22nd: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Thursday, October 23rd: 5 Minutes For Books

Friday, October 24th: bookchickdi

.

How to Bake a Man by Jessica Barksdale Inclán

How to Bake a ManMonday, October 20th:  Bewitched Bookworms

Tuesday, October 21st:  Giraffe Days

Wednesday, October 22nd:  WV Stitcher

Thursday, October 23rd:  Leigh Kramer

Friday, October 24th:  Books à la Mode

.

Certainty by Victor Bevine

Certainty_A-Novel_Victor-Bevine_96dpi-677x1024Monday, October 20th: Time 2 Read

Tuesday, October 21st: Patricia’s Wisdom

Wednesday, October 22nd:  Booksie’s Blog

Thursday, October 23rd: Jorie Loves a Story

Friday, October 24th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

.

Us by David Nicholls

UsMonday, October 20th: Patricia’s Wisdom

Tuesday, October 21st:  A Bookish Way of Life

Wednesday, October 22nd: Vox Libris

Thursday, October 23rd: The Scarlet letter

Friday, October 24th: Giraffe Days

.

A Breast Cancer Alphabet by Madhulika Sikka

A Breast Cancer AlphabetMonday, October 20th: Lesa’s Book Critiques

Monday, October 20th: From the TBR Pile

Monday, October 20th: Laura’s Book List – giveaway

Tuesday, October 21st: Sincerely Stacie

Tuesday, October 21st: My Shelf Confessions

Thursday, October 23rd: Luxury Reading

.

Prism by Roland Allnach

PrismMonday, October 20th: The Reader’s Hollow

Tuesday, October 21st: Becca Rowan

Thursday, October 23rd: Spiced Latte Reads

.

.

The Summer of Long Knives by Jim Snowden

The Summer of Long KnivesMonday, October 20th: Omnimystery News – author guest post

Wednesday, October 22nd: From the TBR Pile

.

.

.

Age of Opportunity by Laurence Steinberg

Age of OpportunityMonday, October 20th: Overstuffed

Wednesday, October 22nd: Tina Says …

Thursday, October 23rd: Evil Joy Speaks

.

.

The Heart Does Not Grow Back by Fred Venturini

The Heart Does Not Grow Back 3Monday, October 20th: Bell, Book & Candle

Wednesday, October 22nd:  My Shelf Confessions – Wonderfully Wicked Read-A-Thon Giveaway

Thursday, October 23rd: Saints and Sinners

.

.

The Betrayed by Heather Graham

The BetrayedMonday, October 20th:  Tiffany’s Bookshelf

Thursday, October 23rd: My Shelf Confessions – Wonderfully Wicked Read-A-Thon Giveaway

Thursday, October 23rd: Harlie’s Books

.

.

This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash

This Dark Road To MercyTuesday, October 21st: Mom’s Small Victories

Tuesday, October 21st: Tutu’s Two Cents

Wednesday, October 22nd: nightlyreading

Thursday, October 23rd: Fourth Street Review

Friday, October 24th: Lit and Life

.

Bird in Hand by Christina Baker Kline

Bird In HandTuesday, October 21st: Kritters Ramblings

Thursday, October 23th: Books in the Burbs

.

.

.

Memory Card Full by Liz Weber

Memory Card FullTuesday, October 21st: bookchickdi

Thursday, October 23rd: Tiffany’s Bookshelf

.

.

.

Aunty Lee’s Deadly Specials by Ovidia Yu

Aunty Lee's Deadly SpecialsWednesday, October 22nd: My Bookshelf

Thursday, October 23rd: Bibliophilia, Please

Friday, October 24th: Jorie Loves a Story

.

.

Olde School by Selah Janel

Olde SchoolThursday, October 23rd: Bibliotica

.

.

.

.

Angel Killer by Andrew Mayne

Angel KillerFriday, October 24th: A Dream Within a Dream

.

.

.

.

TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS for October 13th – 17th

Posted By on October 13, 2014

My Thinning Years by Jon Derek Croteau

My Thinning YearsMonday, October 13th: Wildmoo Books

.

.

.

.

A Brief Moment of Weightlessness by Victoria Fish

A Brief Moment of Weightlessness -Monday, October 13th:  The Things You Can Read

Tuesday, October 14th:  Under My Apple Tree

Wednesday, October 15th:  5 Minutes for Books

.

.

Ghost Horse by Thomas McNeely

Ghost HorseMonday, October 13th: From the TBR Pile

Tuesday, October 14th: Patricia’s Wisdom

Wednesday, October 15th: Bookie Wookie

Thursday, October 16th: Fuelled by Fiction

.

Age of Opportunity by Laurence Steinberg

Age of OpportunityMonday, October 13th: Family Volley

Tuesday, October 14th: Mom in Love With Fiction

Wednesday, October 15th: Harry Times … all jacked up

Thursday, October 16th: Lone Kate

.

How to Bake a Man by Jessica Barksdale Inclán

How to Bake a ManMonday, October 13th:  Book Marks the Spot

Monday, October 13th:  A Chick Who Reads

Tuesday, October 14th:  girlichef

Wednesday, October 15th:  Nightly Reading

Thursday, October 16th: Bookchickdi

.

The Heart Does Not Grow Back by Fred Venturini

The Heart Does Not Grow Back 3Monday, October 13th: Benni’s Bookbiters

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

Wednesday, October 15th: Read a Latte

Thursday, October 16th: Benni’s Bookbiters – an unofficial soundtrack

.

Ryder by Nick Pengelley

RyderMonday, October 13th: By the Book Reviews

Tuesday, October 14th: the smitten word

Wednesday, October 15th: Dwell in Possibility

Thursday, October 16th: Queen of All She Reads

Friday, October 17th: 2 Kids and Tired Books

.

Angel Killer by Andrew Mayne

Angel KillerMonday, October 13th: Tales of a Book Addict

Tuesday, October 14th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Wednesday, October 15th: Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks

Wednesday, October 15th: A Bookworm’s World

Thursday, October 16th: Book Marks the Spot

Friday, October 17th: Girl Lost in a Book

.

The Moonlight Palace by Liz Rosenberg

The Moonlight PalaceMonday, October 13th: Bibliotica

Tuesday, October 14th: Book Dilettante

Wednesday, October 15th: Svetlana’s Reads and Views

Thursday, October 16th: Brooke Blogs

Friday, October 17th: Good Girl Gone Redneck

.

The Lost Tribe of Coney Island by Claire Prentice

The LOST TRIBE OF CONEY ISLAND_Final CoverMonday, October 13th: Sophisticated Darkness

Monday, October 13th: Booksie’s Blog

Tuesday, October 14th: Kahakai Kitchen

Tuesday, October 14th: Time 2 Read

Wednesday, October 15th: Patricia’s Wisdom

Thursday, October 16th: 50 Book Project

Friday, October 17th: Padre Steve

.

A Penny for the Hangman by Tom Savage

A Penny for the HangmanMonday, October 13th: Bell, Book & Candle

Monday, October 13th: Omnimystery News - author guest post

Tuesday, October 14th: 2 Kids and Tired Books

Wednesday, October 15th: Sammy the Bookworm

Thursday, October 16th: Musings of a Bookish Kitty

Friday, October 17th: Benni’s Bookbiters

Friday, October 17th: My Shelf Confessions – Wonderfully Wicked Read-A-Thon Giveaway

.

Olde School by Selah Janel

Olde SchoolMonday, October 13th: Must Read Faster

Tuesday, October 14th: Booksie’s Blog

Wednesday, October 15th: Priscilla and Her Books

Thursday, October 16th: Sidewalk Shoes

Friday, October 17th: Reading Reality

.

How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran

How to Build a GirlMonday, October 13th: A Bookish Affair

Tuesday, October 14th: Bibliotica

Tuesday, October 14th: Sara’s Organized Chaos

Wednesday, October 15th: guiltless reading

Thursday, October 16th: Cerebral Girl in a Redneck World

Friday, October 17th: Books à la Mode

.

Us by David Nicholls

UsMonday, October 13th: BookNAround

Tuesday, October 14th: Bibliosue

Wednesday, October 15th: Reading in Black & White

Thursday, October 16th: Every Free Chance Book Reviews

Friday, October 17th: 5 Minutes For Books

.

Gutenberg’s Apprentice by Alix Christie

Gutenberg's ApprenticeMonday, October 13th: Doing Dewey

Tuesday, October 14th: Bibliophilia, Please

Wednesday, October 15th: More Than Just Magic

Friday, October 17th: WildmooBooks

.

Butternut Summer by Mary McNear

Butternut SummerMonday, October 13th: Rockin’ Book Reviews

Tuesday, October 14th: From the TBR Pile

Tuesday, October 14th: Jorie Loves a Story

Thursday, October 16th: View from the Birdhouse

Friday, October 17th: Peeking Between the Pages

.

A Breast Cancer Alphabet by Madhulika Sikka

A Breast Cancer AlphabetMonday, October 13th: A Chick Who Reads

Tuesday, October 14th: Nightly Reading

Thursday, October 16th: Back Porchervations

.

.

Aunty Lee’s Deadly Specials by Ovidia Yu

Aunty Lee's Deadly SpecialsMonday, October 13th: Olduvai’s Reads

Tuesday, October 14th: A Bookish Way of Life

Thursday, October 16th: Tutu’s Two Cents

.

.

The Betrayed by Heather Graham

The BetrayedMonday, October 13th: Peeking Between the Pages

Wednesday, October 15th:  Bibliotica

.

.

.

Lust by Diana Raab

LUST COVER_Revised copyMonday, October 13th: Necromancy Never Pays

Wednesday, October 15th: Book Reviews by Lanise Brown

.

.

.

The Unforgivable Fix by T. E. Woods

The Unforgivable FixMonday, October 13th:  Patricia’s Wisdom

Wednesday, October 15th:  Back Porchervations

Thursday, October 16th:  FictionZeal

Friday, October 17th:  Mystery Playground – “Drinks with Reads” guest post

.

The Summer of Long Knives by Jim Snowden

The Summer of Long KnivesMonday, October 13th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Thursday, October 16th: Svetlana’s Reads and Views

.

.

.

Beyond Coincidence by Jacquie Underdown

Beyond CoincidenceMonday, October 13th:  Books Like Breathing

Thursday, October 16th: Great Minds Read Alike

.

.

.

Painting Juliana by Martha Louise Hunter

Painting JulianaMonday, October 13th: BoundbyWords

Thursday, October 16th: M. Denise C.

.

.

.

Land of Dreams by Kate Kerrigan

Land of DreamsTuesday, October 14th: Kritters Ramblings

Wednesday, October 15th: Diary of an Eccentric

.

.

.

GI Brides by Duncan Barrett and Nuala Calvi

GI BridesTuesday, October 14th: Read. Write. Repeat.

Wednesday, October 15th: Sammy the Bookworm

Thursday, October 16th: Man of La Book

.

.

Man V. Nature by Diane Cook

Man V NatureTuesday, October 14th: missris

Wednesday, October 15th: Book Hooked Blog

Thursday, October 16th: The Book Binder’s Daughter

.

.

Village of Secrets by Caroline Morehead

Village of SecretsTuesday, October 14th: Love at First Book

Wednesday, October 15th: The Year in Books

Thursday, October 16th: nightlyreading

Friday, October 17th: Back Porchervations

.

 

The Night Visitor by Dianne Emley

The Night VisitorTuesday, October 14th:  Booked on a Feeling 

.

.

.

.

Daring: My Passages by Gail Sheehy

Daring My PassagesWednesday, October 15th: Under a Gray Sky

.

.

.

.

The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah

The Monogram MurdersWednesday, October 15th: Olduvai Reads

.

.

.

.

Bird in Hand by Christina Baker Kline

Bird In HandThursday, October 16th: I’d Rather Be At The Beach

.

.

.

.

Michelle Bailat-Jones, author of Fog Island Mountains, on tour November/December 2014

Posted By on October 9, 2014

Fog Island MountainsAbout Fog Island Mountains

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc. (November 4, 2014)

What if you could rewrite a tragedy? What if you could give grace to someone’s greatest mistake?

Huddled beneath the volcanoes of the Kirishima mountain range in southern Japan, also called the Fog Island Mountains, the inhabitants of small town Komachi are waiting for the biggest of the summer’s typhoons. South African expatriate Alec Chester has lived in Komachi for nearly forty years. Alec considers himself an ordinary man, with common troubles and mundane achievements until his doctor gives him a terminal cancer diagnosis and his wife, Kanae, disappears into the gathering storm. Kanae flees from the terrifying reality of Alec’s diagnosis, even going so far as to tell a childhood friend that she is already a widow. Her willful avoidance of the truth leads her to commit a grave infidelity, and only when Alec is suspected of checking himself out of the hospital to commit a quiet suicide does Kanae come home to face what it will mean to lose her husband.

Narrating this story is Azami, one of Komachi’s oldest and most peculiar inhabitants, the daughter of a famous storyteller with a mysterious story of her own. A haunting and beautiful reinterpretation of the Japanese kitsune folktale tradition, Fog Island Mountains is a novel about the dangers of action taken in grief and of a belief in healing through storytelling.

“Transporting and lyrical, Fog Island Mountains takes a poignant look into a couple’s struggle with terminal illness, and uncovers the sustaining presence of memory, myth, and history in a small Japanese community. Narrated by the all-knowing local storyteller, who provides a perceptive communal voice, Bailat-Jones’s novel is part poem, part suspense story, propelled by the violence of a summer typhoon, the complications of the characters’ grief, and spare, elegiac prose that weaves its own urgent spell.” —Karen Brown, author of The Longings of Wayward Girls

Add to Goodreads badge

Purchase Links

Amazon | Books-A-Million | Tantor Media

 

authorpic_Credit_Danielle Libine copyAbout Michelle Bailat-Jones

Michelle Bailat-Jones is a writer and translator. Her novel Fog Island Mountains won the Christopher Doheny Award from the Center for Fiction in New York City. She translated Charles Ferdinand Ramuz s 1927 Swiss classic Beauty on Earth. She is the reviews editor at the web journal Necessary Fiction, and her fiction, poetry, translations, and criticism have appeared in a number of journals, including the Kenyon Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, the Quarterly Conversation, PANK, Spolia Mag, Two Serious Ladies, and the Atticus Review. Michelle lives in Switzerland.

.

Michelle Bailat-Jones TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Tuesday, November 4th: The Discerning Reader

Thursday, November 6th: BookNAround

Tuesday, November 11th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Thursday, November 13th: Bell, Book, & Candle

Monday, November 17th: Book Nerd

Thursday, November 20th: Too Fond

Monday, December 1st: Sara’s Organized Chaos

Tuesday, December 2nd: Bibliotica

Wednesday, December 3rd: Regular Rumination

Friday, December 5th: Patricia’s Wisdom

Monday, December 8th: Book Dilettante

Tuesday, December 9th: Olduvai Reads

Wednesday, December 10th: Svetlana’s Reads and Views