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WORD: Jon Clinch hits the road in support of sophomore novel ‘Kings of the Earth’

Talented literary author Jon Clinch, whose long-awaited sophomore novel "Kings of the Earth" (Random House) came out this week in bookstores across the USA to considerable buzz, announced he’s begun a nationwide book tour that will bring him to the San Francisco Bay Area.

Clinch’s retelling of the Mark Twain classic "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" in his debut novel "Finn" launched him to stardom in 2007 and was short-listed for the John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize. It was also named a Notable Book by the American Library Association.

Now, after a three-year wait, Clinch returns with a haunting story about three illiterate brothers on an upstate New York farm whose tale spins themes about life, death and family in rural America.

Kings of the Earth pre-launch publicity has been strong, with the LA Times giving him a sparkling review and O, The Oprah Magazine putting it atop their summer reading list.

Random House slated a national book tour beginning Monday, July 12 at the DeKalb Public Library in Decarture, Georgia, and ending November 28 at Misty Valley Books at Chester, in Clinch’s home state of Vermont.

In the meantime, Clinch will travel across the US South, West, and East Coasts. Some key July dates include:

Tuesday, July 13, 7:00 PM; McNally-Jackson; 52 Prince Street, NYC
Wednesday, July 14, 7:00 PM; Elliot Bay Book Company; 101 S Main St., Seattle, WA
Thursday, July 15, 7:00 PM; Book Passage; 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA
Tuesday, July 20, 7:00 PM River Run Bookstore, 20 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH
Thursday, July 22, 7:00 PM; Newtonville Books; 296 Walnut Street, Newton, MA
Wednesday, July 28, 7:00 PM; Barnes and Noble; 3454 Erie Blvd East Dewitt, NY

This year has been a big one for the Clinch family. Jon’s wife Wendy became a novelist in her own right, launching her debut novel "Double Black: A Ski Diva Mystery" in February.

To find more about Jon Clinch’s novels check out his website. You can also friend him at Facebook.


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