Kristina Riggle, author of The Whole Golden World, on tour November 2013

Posted By on September 16, 2013

The Whole Golden WorldAbout The Whole Golden World

• Paperback: 448 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (November 5, 2013)

Kristina Riggle, the acclaimed author of Real Life & Liars, returns with a thought-provoking novel inspired by real-life events.

Seventeen-year-old Morgan Monetti shocks her parents and her community with one simple act: She chooses to stand by the man everyone else believes has exploited her—popular high school teacher TJ Hill. Quietly walking across a crowded courtroom to sit behind TJ, and not beside her parents, she announces herself as the adult she believes herself to be.

But her mother, Dinah, wants justice. Dinah is a fighter, and she believes with all her heart and soul that TJ is a man who took advantage of her daughter. He is a criminal who should be brought to justice, no matter what the cost to his family.

Rain, TJ’s wife, is shocked that her handsome, loving, respected husband has been accused of a terrible crime. But has her desperation to start a family closed her eyes to the fault lines in her marriage? And can she face the painful truths about herself and her husband?

Told from the perspectives of these three remarkable women, The Whole Golden World navigates the precarious territory between childhood and adulthood, raising questions about love and manipulation, marriage and motherhood, consent and responsibility. It’s a novel both shocking and unforgettable in its power.

Kristina RiggleAbout Kristina Riggle

Kristina Riggle is a former newspaper reporter now pursuing her first love, writing fiction. Her character-driven novels have been honored by independent booksellers in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions, and her debut, Real Life & Liars, was a Target “Breakout” pick. She finds people of all walks of life fascinating, as in the old A&E “Biography” slogan, “Every life has a story.” She’s the co-editor for fiction for the e-zine Literary Mama, and has published short stories at Literary Mama, Cimarron Review, and elsewhere. When not writing, she can be found taking care of her two kids and dog, and squeezing in time to read whenever she can.

Find out more about Kristina at her website, follow her on Twitter, and connect with her on Facebook.

Kristina’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, November 5th: Booksie’s Blog

Thursday, November 7th: Kritters Ramblings

Monday, November 11th: she treads softly

Tuesday, November 12th: A Bookish Way of Life

Wednesday, November 13th: A Novel Review – review

Thursday, November 14th: Lectus

Friday, Noveber 15th: A Novel Review – author interview

Monday, November 18th: Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books

Tuesday, November 19th: Girls Just Reading

Wednesday, November 20th: The Well-Read Redhead

Monday, November 25th: A Chick Who Reads

Wednesday, November 27th: Book-alicious Mama

Thursday, November 28th: Time 2 Read

Monday, December 2nd: Read Lately

Thursday, December 5th: The Little Reader Library

Monday, December 9th: Sweet Southern Home

Friday, December 13th: Tina’s Book Reviews

TBD: Books in the Burbs

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