Erica Bauermeister, author of Joy for Beginners, on tour June 2011

Posted By on February 18, 2011

About Joy for Beginners

Hardcover: 288 pages

Publisher: Putnam Adult (June 9, 2011)

Moving, touching, wonderfully written, inspiring to read.” —Garth Stein, author of The Art of Racing in the Rain

At an intimate, festive dinner party in Seattle, six women gather to celebrate their friend Kate’s recovery from cancer. Wineglass in hand, Kate strikes a bargain with them.  To celebrate her new lease on life, she’ll do the one thing that’s always terrified her: white-water rafting. But if she goes, all of them will also do something they always swore they’d never do—and Kate is going to choose their adventures.

Shimmering with warmth, wit, and insight, Joy for Beginners is a celebration of life: unexpected, lyrical, and deeply satisfying.

About Erica Bauermeister

Erica Bauermeister is the author of the national bestseller The School of Essential Ingredients (Jan. 2009).  She lives in Seattle with her family.

Connect with Erica on her website,, and on her Facebook page.




Erica Bauermeister’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, June 6th:  Peeking Between the Pages

Tuesday, June 7th:  Raging Bibliomania

Wednesday, June 8th:  Books, Movies, and Chinese Food

Thursday, June 9th:  Jenny Loves to Read

Friday, June 10th:  Amusing Reviews

Monday, June 13th:  Book Club Classics!

Tuesday, June 14th:  2 Kids and Tired

Wednesday, June 15th:  Books and Movies

Thursday, June 16th:  Joyfully Retired

Friday, June 17th:  Redlady’s Reading Room

Monday, June 20th:  Luxury Reading

Tuesday, June 21st:  Teresa’s Reading Corner – guest post

Wednesday, June 22nd:  Rundpinne

Thursday, June 23rd:  Lit and Life

Monday, June 27th:  The Brain Lair

Tuesday,June 28th:  Library of Clean Reads

Wednesday, June 29th:  Life in Review

Thursday, June 30th:  POOF.. books

Friday, July 1st:  Teresa’s Reading Corner – review


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