Matthew Norman, author of Domestic Violets, on tour August 2011

Posted By on July 12, 2011

About Domestic Violets

• Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial; Original edition (August 9, 2011)

Tom Violet always thought that by the time he turned thirty-five, he’d have everything going for him. Fame. Fortune. A beautiful wife. A satisfying career as a successful novelist. A happy dog to greet him at the end of the day.

The reality, though, is far different. He’s got a wife, but their problems are bigger than he can even imagine. And he’s written a novel, but the manuscript he’s slaved over for years is currently hidden in his desk drawer while his father, an actual famous writer, just won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His career, such that it is, involves mind-numbing corporate buzzwords, his pretentious archnemesis Gregory, and a hopeless, completely inappropriate crush on his favorite coworker. Oh . . . and his dog, according to the vet, is suffering from acute anxiety.

Tom’s life is crushing his soul, but he’s decided to do something about it. (Really.)Domestic Violets is the brilliant and beguiling story of a man finally taking control of his own happiness—even if it means making a complete idiot of himself along the way.

About Matthew Norman

Matthew Norman is an advertising copywriter. He lives with his wife and daughter in Baltimore. Domestic Violets is his first novel.


Matthew’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, August 9: Rundpinne

Tuesday, August 9: Like Fire

Wednesday, August 10: Life In Review

Thursday, August 11: BookNAround

Friday, August 12:  The House of the Seven Tails

Monday, August 15: Colloquium

Tuesday, August 16: Raging Bibliomania

Wednesday, August 17: Book Chatter

Thursday, August 18: Teresa’s Reading Corner

Monday, August 22: The Bodacious Pen

Tuesday, August 23: Write Meg

Wednesday, August 24: I’m Booking It

Thursday, August 25: Sara’s Organized Chaos

Friday, August 26: Iwriteinbooks’s blog

Monday, August 29: A Bookish Way of Life

Tuesday, August 30: My Life in Not So Many Words

Thursday, September 1: That’s What She Read



One Response to “Matthew Norman, author of Domestic Violets, on tour August 2011”

  1. Marg says:

    Bugger. MIssed the call for this one. would have liked to have been on this tour!

    Oh well, will just have to watch on instead.

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