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Camille Noe Pagán and The Art of Forgetting

Camille Noe Pagán and The Art of Forgetting

Camille Noe Pagán’s debut novel The Art of Forgetting — with its stunning cover and intriguing title — bows down from bookstore shelves next Thursday, June 9, 2011. The book, based on a seemingly simple premise of forever friends, is actually a complex, multi-layered tale that both fascinates, frustrates, and fills a reader with questions to what it means to be or who is a friend? The idea for the storyline came first from the author’s desire to write a…

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Presenting Debutante Sarah Jio and
The Violets of March

Presenting Debutante Sarah Jio and
The Violets of March

Lovely, dreamy, calming, and hopeful are all words that best describe Debutante Sarah Jio’s first novel, The Violets of March, being released tomorrow, April 26, 2011. Although a love story, the romance of the book is first found in a diary revealing a mystery of star-crossed lovers from 1943. Rather than time travel, the novel follows a time-bending exploration until the past and present convene to answer where the characters came from, who they are now, and what they will…

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Jael McHenry and The Kitchen Daughter

Jael McHenry and The Kitchen Daughter

Jael McHenry’s passion for cooking and writing combine together in the most unique blend of sweet and bittersweet for her debut novel, The Kitchen Daughter in bookstores tomorrow, April 12, 2011. And, let it be noted, the clever, quirky cover art is the perfect appetizer for the feast spread within the pages. The idea for the book began with the author creating a character who loves food, loves cooking, but is closed off from the rest of the world. Even…

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Lori Roy and Bent Road

Lori Roy and Bent Road

Lori Roy’s spellbinding voice tells the suspenseful tale of her debut novel, Bent Road, coming to online retailers and your local bookstore on Thursday, March 31, 2011. And, although Bent Road runs through a small town in Kansas, this is far from the Kansas which Dorothy and Toto wished to return to. Ironically, though, location has everything to do with the story. In fact the idea for the novel came to the author as a setting, explained and illustrated in…

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Presenting Debutante Eleanor Brown and
The Weird Sisters

Presenting Debutante Eleanor Brown and
The Weird Sisters

When Debutante Eleanor Brown began visiting The Debutante Ball during its first Season of 2007, it’s doubtful that she ever imagined being one of the most honored Debs well before her book launched. But this Thursday, January 20, 2011, the author will hopefully stop pinching herself and simply revel in the debut of her novel, The Weird Sisters. Described by as a major new talent, Deb Eleanor has written a literary/commercial book focusing on the complicated relationship of sisters, the…

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Richard Hine and
Russell Wiley Is Out to Lunch

Richard Hine and
Russell Wiley Is Out to Lunch

Although Richard Hine presented a 25-step advice list on How to Write a Novel in 30 Years or Less, he might have left out one “crucial-for success” point: Write a timely story. For when his book, Russell Wiley Is Out to Lunch, debuts tomorrow — October 12, 2010 –, the author’s perfect timing will become obvious. However it wasn’t always that way. During his years of working in publishing companies that included Adweek in 1988, Time in 1992, and The…

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Presenting Debutante Alicia Bessette
and Simply from Scratch

Presenting Debutante Alicia Bessette
and Simply from Scratch

Throughout the year she’s watched, applauded, supported her fellow 2010 Class Members dance across the ballroom floor to launch their books and celebrate with tours/signings. However this Thursday, August 5, 2010 it’s Debutante Alicia Bessette’s turn to take a bow when her first novel, Simply from Scratch, appears in local bookstores and ships from online retailers. Of course, truth be told, this book is not Alicia’s first published “composition.” As a self-trained musician, she’s been playing the piano since childhood…

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The Revealing of Robin Antalek

The Revealing of Robin Antalek

Soon after Robin Antalek debuted with her first novel, The Summer We Fell Apart, on January 5, 2010, it was selected as a TARGET Breakout Book. Perhaps you’ve already read it and understand the reason for these insightful words: “A preoccupied playwright father and a cult-actress mother are the stars of the Haas family in Antalek’s well-crafted and cunning debut novel…. a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and to the importance of family ties regardless of family…

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Guest Allie Larkin’s Messy Friends & Messy Characters

Guest Allie Larkin’s Messy Friends & Messy Characters

[Today’s guest post features Allie Larkin debut author of Stay coming out next Thursday, June 10, 2010. The book has earned both literary praise: “A charming debut…. Smart and with emotional depth, this is a cut above.” Kirkus Reviews “Larkin debuts with a funny and touching story about love, loss, and dog ownership.” Publishers Weekly And commercial recognition: “Feel-good debut novel…” People Magazine For Stay, as Allie explains, is about unconditional love at its messiest best.] My friend Lady is…

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The Revealing of Allie Larkin

The Revealing of Allie Larkin

There’s great buzz about Allie Larkin and her debut novel, STAY, releasing June 10, 2010. And why not with this appealing description (from the Advance Uncorrected Proofs back cover): Something Borrowed meets Must Love Dogs in a big-hearted, unforgettable debut about friendship, love, and a German Shepherd named Joe. Literary critics agree: “A charming debut…. Smart and with emotional depth, this is a cut above.” —Kirkus Reviews “Larkin debuts with a funny and touching story about love, loss, and dog…

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