Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A Booking Mama Blurb!

Summary: At 34, Scarlet Kavanagh has the kind of homecoming no child wishes, a visit back to family and dear friends for the gentle passing of her mother, Addie, a famous bird artist and an even more infamous environmental activist. Though Addie and her husband, ornithologist Tom Kavanagh, have made their life in southeastern Pennsylvania, Addie has chosen to die at the New Jersey home of her dearest friend, Cora. This is because the Kavanagh’s ramshackle cottage is filled with too much history and because, in the last ten years or so, and for reasons that are not entirely clear, even bird song has seemed to make Addie angry, or sad, or both. Now, in their final moments together, Scarlet hopes to put to rest the last tensions that have marked their relationship.

Through tender conversations with Cora and Lou, another of Addie’s dear friends, Scarlet slowly comes to peace with her mother’s complicated life. But can she do the same with her own? Scarlet has carried a secret into these foggy days - a secret for Addie, one that involves Cora, too.

In its structure and style this novel follows in the tradition of writers like Virginia Woolf, Harriet Doerr, and Carol Shields: musical and dramatic, with myriad stories and voices. But the evocative language of this soaring novel is Hinnefeld’s own. -- Unbridled Books

Last summer, I read and reviewed an ARC of IN HOVERING FLIGHT by Joyce Hinnefeld. I enjoyed the book very much, and I thought Ms. Hinnefeld's writing was just beautiful. I am so excited to announce that Unbridled Books has recently released the paperback version of IN HOVERING FLIGHT. I'm sure you will agree with me that the cover is absolutely beautiful, but Unbridled always seems to have such gorgeous and unique cover art!

Much to my surprise, I am one of the bloggers who was "blurbed" in the front of the book! As you can imagine, I am extremely flattered. Here's what I said:

"Rich and beautifully written, and it touched me deeply."

If you've read IN HOVERING FLIGHT, I'd love to hear what you think.

17 comments:

ANovelMenagerie said...

That's huge! Congrats!

bermudaonion said...

I received the book recently and was very excited to see bloggers blurbed in it. I can't wait to read it. Congratulations to you!

Anna said...

Congrats! That's awesome!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Beth F said...

WOW!!!! How cool. Congrats to you!

Lezlie said...

Excellent! Congratulations!!

Lezlie

Amanda said...

That's so cool! Congratulations!

Bonnie said...

Congrats, what an honor! I just received a hardback copy from Unbridled books as a twitter win and look forward to reading it.

Lauren said...

That's amazing! Congrats!

Serena said...

Congrats on the new blurb. Wonderful

caitlin said...

just wanted to thank you again! it was really fun being able to include quotes from bloggers like yourself!

Ti said...

Julie... this is so awesome! Yay for you!

Melanie said...

Congratulations on the blurb.

carolsnotebook said...

Congrats on the blurb! That's great!

holdenj said...

Congrats! What a fun surprise for you! I will have to check it out.

S. Krishna said...

Congratulations!! That's great!

Pam said...

Hey that's awesome! I LOVE that bloggers are being blurbed. I haven't read it but I have it. Need to get to that...

Beth Kephart said...

I read and loved this book as well. Congratulations. That is very wonderful.