Mary Horlock, author of The Book of Lies, on tour July/August 2011

Posted By on May 23, 2011

About The Book of Lies

Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial; Original edition (July 19, 2011)

Life on the tiny island of Guernsey has just become a whole lot harder for fifteen-year-old Cat Rozier. She’s gone from model pupil to murderer, but she swears it’s not her fault. Apparently it’s all the fault of history.

A new arrival at Cat’s high school in 1984, the beautiful and instantly popular Nicolette inexplicably takes Cat under her wing. The two become inseparable—going to parties together, checking out boys, and drinking whatever liquor they can shoplift. But a perceived betrayal sends them spinning apart, and Nic responds with cruel, over-the-top retribution.

Cat’s recently deceased father, Emile, dedicated his adult life to uncovering the truth about the Nazi occupation of Guernsey—from Churchill’s abandonment of the island to the stories of those who resisted—in hopes of repairing the reputation of his older brother, Charlie. Through Emile’s letters and Charlie’s words—recorded on tapes before his own death—a “confession” takes shape, revealing the secrets deeply woven into the fabric of the island . . . and into the Rozier family story.

About Mary Horlock

Mary Horlock is an authority on contemporary art who has worked at the Tate Britain and Tate Liverpool, and curated the Turner Prize for contemporary art. She spent her childhood in Guernsey, and lives in London.

Mary’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, July 19: Life In Review

Wednesday, July 20: Book Hooked Blog

Thursday, July 21: Book Addiction

Friday, July 22: Iwriteinbooks’s blog

Friday, July 22nd: Diary of an Eccentric

Tuesday, July 26: StephTheBookworm

Tuesday, July 26: Life in the Thumb

Wednesday, July 27: Jenn’s Bookshelves

Thursday, July 28: Rundpinne

Tuesday, August 2: Peeking Between the Pages

Wednesday, August 3: Sara’s Organized Chaos

Thursday, August 4: I’m Booking It

Friday, August 5:  Savvy Verse & Wit

Friday, August 12th: Crazy for Books

Thursday, August 18: In the Next Room


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