Welcome to the March 17, 2017 Word on the Street.
Word on the Street
- Kerry Washington, of the fabulous white jackets on Scandal, is making a movie based upon The Mothers by Brit Bennett. This is an amazing book and I am excited to see what they do with the movie. Of special note, Bennett will write the script for the movie version of her New York Times best-seller and Natalie Krinsky of Gossip Girl fame will co-produce. With few movies directed and produced by women, this is excellent news!
- Lisa See’s next novel, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, publishes next Tuesday, March 21st. I have read it and thoroughly enjoyed it as much as ALL of her earlier books. Read it.
- The Polygamist’s Daughter by Anna LeBaron is another excellent memoir on escaping extremist polygamy. It also publishes on Tuesday March 21st. Like The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner and Escape by Carolyn Jessop, The Polygamist’s Daughter is riveting, hard to read and hard to put down.
- I am very excited to discuss I Liked by Life with debut author Abby Fabiaschi next week in the Great Thoughts’ Great Readers Book Salon.
- Francesca Segal FINALLY has a new book coming. The Awkward Age comes out on May 16th.
You Ought To Be In Pictures Or Your Book Should
I am honored to share the amazing video trailer for Camille DiMaio’s upcoming novel, Before the Rain Falls. First, I fell in love with the cover, then I read it and finished it in one day and now I’m blown away by this amazing trailer. From the publisher,
“After serving seventy years in prison for the murder of her sister, Eula, Della Lee has finally returned home to the Texas town of Puerto Pesar. She’s free from confinement—and ready to tell her secrets before it’s too late.
She finds a willing audience in journalist Mick Anders, who is reeling after his suspension from a Boston newspaper and in town, reluctantly, to investigate a mysterious portrait of Eula that reportedly sheds tears. He crosses paths with Dr. Paloma Vega, who’s visiting Puerto Pesar with her own mission: to take care of her ailing grandmother and to rescue her rebellious younger sister before something terrible happens. Paloma and Mick have their reasons to be in the hot, parched border town whose name translates as “Port of Regret.” But they don’t anticipate how their lives will be changed forever.
Moving and engrossing, this dual story alternates between Della’s dark ordeals of the 1940s and Paloma and Mick’s present-day search for answers―about roots, family, love, and what is truly important in life.”
Great Thoughts is HONORED to be the first website releasing this trailer. Authors, you should definitely hire her trailer producer, Paul Remmert.
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