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Author briefs -- Kiernan, St. John Mandel, Greer, Cowell, Howard
Following are updates on award-winning novelist Kristy Kiernan’s latest novel that
launched this month, Emily St. John
Mandel who is about to hit the road in support of her sophomore
novel, James Greer as he
prepares to embark on the second round of his nationwide book tour, Stephanie Cowell who has a new novel
about Claude Monet, and Francine
Howard who won the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.
latest novel "Between Friends," a contemporary women’s fiction title
from publisher Berkley, launched in trade paperback this month from the
award-winning author of "Catching Genius." Check out Kristy’s website
for more info.
Just weeks before Unbridled Books launches Emily St. John Mandel’s
anticipated sophomore novel "The Singer’s Gun," they released the
paperback edition of her smashing debut Last Night in
has a nationwide book tour slated in support of Singer’s, with
appearances throughout the US East, Midwest and California including
one Bay Area stop -- May 5 at Corte Madera's Book Passage, near Marin.
Keep our homepage dialed for a Q&A with Emily just before her May 4
launch party in NYC, which happens at WORD -- located at 126 Franklin
Street in Brooklyn. Her full road show schedule is here,
at her revamped website.
James Greer will hit the road in May during a national tour in support
of his contemporary noir "The Failure" (Akashic Books) that’s set in
LA. Appearances include May 4 at Quimby’s Bookstore in Chicago, May 5
at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Cincinnati, and the Ohioana Book Festival
in Columbus, OH.
Greer will also appear at the Akashic Books spring book party alongside
Arthur Neresian, Cristina Garcia, Bernice McFadden, and cohosts Melvin
Van Peebles and Akashic publisher Johnny Temple on May 20. The party
kicks off at 7 pm at Brookline Booksmith in Brookline, MA.
New York City fans can catch Greer on May 18 at Bluestockings Books
where he’ll appear with Maggie Estep, author of "Alice Fantastic," and
on May 19 at the Center for Fiction. Check out the Akashic website
for more info.
Meanwhile, Stephanie Cowell has a new novel about art and love focusing
on legendary Impressionist artist Claude Monet's great passions:
painting, friendship, and Camille Doncieux. "Claude and Camille: A
Novel of Monet" (Crown) is available now in bookstores across the USA.
Check out Stephanie’s website
Overlooked in my pile of books was a vivid novel about segregation told
through two couples -- one white, the other black -- whose lives are
intertwined when a land-owning farmer enters into forbidden love with
the abandoned wife of his tenant sharecropper.
San Francisco Bay Area writer Francine Howard is a past winner of the Amazon
Award for her work "Page from a Tennessee Journal"
which launched last month and introduces a new author with a mature
Find more about Francine at her blog.
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