September 2008

Please stop by our tour stops this week and check out the following great books and blogs!

Kathryn Maughan and Did I Expect Angels? will be hosted by:

Monday, September 29th: Blue Yonder

Tuesday, September 30th: Boston Bibliophile

Date to be determined: Bobbi’s Book Nook

Kathleen McCleary and House and Home will be hosted by:

Monday, September 29th:  Displaced Beach Bums

Tuesday, September 30th:  Book club discussion of House and Home at The Inside Cover


Lesley Dormen and The Best Place to Be will be hosted by:

Wednesday, October 1st:  Wormbook

Friday, October 3rd:  Maw Books


Kim Powers and Capote in Kansas will be hosted by:

Wednesday, Oct. 1st:  Bookgirl’s Nightstand

Friday, Oct. 3rd: Book Room Reviews


About Abby

Abigail Carter was born in Philadelphia and raised in Toronto, Canada. With her husband Arron Dack, she lived in London, Brussels and Boston before settling in Montclair, NJ. Abigail began writing at the age of 38 as a form of catharsis after her husband’s death in the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. Her work has been published in SELF magazine, and online at Before she began writing, Abigail worked as a Web Project Manager for, a company that sells downloadable audio books. In July, 2005, Abigail moved to Seattle, WA where she now lives with her two children, Carter, 9 and Olivia, 13.

About The Alchemy of Loss

Abigail Carter is smart, funny, perceptive, and bereft. In the eyes of most, herself included, she had it all- a full life with a loving successful husband and two beautiful children. But in a horrifying instant watched by theworld, it was gone, and her life and her children’s were changed irreparably. How does one learn to live again after tragedy?

The Alchemy of Loss is Abby’s moving story of answering that unimaginable question. Veering away from the trite and pat grief books, which offer one-size-fits-all solutions to this most deeply personal and unique experience, she realizes that each person must forge her own path through grief, and that there are no right answers.

Abby’s journey took her six years, in which she turned everything she knew about herself upside down in order to live again. She charts this journey in the year’s most remarkable memoir. The Alchemy of Loss is her gift to us all- reminding us that life throws up roadblocks we can’t anticipate, and that we cannot live well if we live with regrets.

For more about The Alchemy of Loss, which comes out in paperback in January 2009, read an excerpt HERE , visit Abby’s website HERE, and read her blog HERE.

Abigail Carter’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, December 1st: Crash Course Widow

Wednesday, December 3rd: Solomother

Thursday, December 4th: The Tome Traveller

Monday, December 8th: Widows Quest

Tuesday, December 9th: A Novel Menagerie

Wednesday, December 10th: Anniegirl1138

Thursday, December 11th: Learning To Live

Monday, December 15th: Wormbook

Tuesday, December 16th: My Friend Amy

Wednesday, December 17th: Lesley’s Book Nook

Thursday, December 18th: Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books

Monday, December 22nd: Single Mom Finding Herself

Please stop by our tour stops this week and check out the following great books and blogs!

Kathleen McCleary and House and Home will be hosted by:

Mon., Sept. 22nd (review) and Tues., Sept. 23rd (guest post): Booking Mama

Tuesday, September 23rd:  The Cottage Nest (includes a giveaway!)  

Wednesday, September 24th: The Inside Cover

Friday, September 26th: In the Shadow of Mt. TBR


Kathryn Maughan and Did I Expect Angels? will be hosted by:

Thursday, September 25th: B&b ex libris

Friday, September 26th: MollyCoddle

Saturday, September 27th: Catholic Bibliophagist

About Christine

Christine Son graduated from the University of Texas and Duke University School of Law. She works as Corporate Counsel for a Fortune 500 company in Dallas, Texas where she lives with her husband.  For more fun facts about Christine, and answers to questions such as “What are you?” and “What do you do in your free time?”, click HERE.

About Off the Menu

Off the Menu is being called an extraordinary debut about second-generation Asian-American women trying to live up to society’s high standards, as well as their own.  

Even though it’s been ten years since their Houston high school days, co-valedictorians and best friends Whitney Lee, Hercules Huang, and Audrey Henley still delight in their once-a-month get-togethers where they talk, laugh, and confide in each other— although not about everything. Because each young woman has a deep, dark secret they think they could never share. Not even with their best friends. Then, during a girls’ weekend getaway, these three friends wind up revealing their most intimate truths—and realize that to get straight As in the real world, all you have to do is let go of the need to be perfect… 

Christine Son’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Saturday, November 1st:  Estella’s Revenge e-zine (author interview)

Monday, November 3rd:  Literarily (author guest post and giveaway!)

Wednesday, November 5th:  Beastmomma (author interview)

Thursday, November 6th:  Book Nut

Friday, November 7th:  Ramya’s Bookshelf

Friday, November 7th:  Ramya’s Bookshelf (author interview) 

Monday, November 10th:  Pop Culture Junkie

Tuesday, November 11th:  8Asians

Wednesday, November 12th:  Savvy Verse and Wit

Thursday, November 13th:  In The Pages

Friday, November 14th:  She is Too Fond of Books

Monday, November 17th:  Planet Books

Tuesday, November 18th:  B & B ex Libris

Wednesday, November 19th:  DISGRASIAN

Thursday, November 20th:  Booking Mama

Monday, November 24th:  The Literate Housewife Review

Tuesday, November 25th:  Feminist Review

Wednesday, November 26th:  Diary of an Eccentric

Please stop by our tour stops this week and check out the following great books and blogs!

Kathleen McCleary and House and Home will be hosted by:

Monday, September 15th: She Is Too Fond Of Books **includes a giveaway!

Tuesday, September 16th:  A second appearance at She Is Too Fond of Books

Wednesday, September 17th: Caribou’s Mom (review) and guest post HERE

Thursday, September 18th: Age 30 – A Year of Books

Kathryn Maughan and Did I Expect Angels? will be hosted by:

Sunday, September 14th: Bookfoolery and Babble

Friday, September 19th: dontcallmebecky

Please stop by our tour stops this week and check out the following great books and blogs!

Kathleen McCleary and House and Home will be hosted by:

The Literate Housewife on Monday, September 8th **includes a giveaway!

Books and Cooks on Wednesday, September 10th.  **includes a giveaway!

Breaking the Spine on Friday, September 12th.  **includes a giveaway!

Kathryn Maughan and Did I Expect Angels? will be hosted by:

Book Club Classics! on Tuesday, September 9th**includes a giveaway!

Mabel’s House on Thursday, September 11th.

A Patchwork of Books on Friday, September 12th.

About E.A. Benedek

E.A. Benedek is a journalist and author whose articles and essays have appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, and on NPR, among others. Benedek spent a year following an FBI special agent working counterterrorism and wrote about an F-15C fighter pilot who flew in Operation Shock and Awe. The author has reported extensively on terrorism and developed relationships with high-level informants in the U.S. and abroad. Red Sea is Benedek’s first novel.

About Red Sea

After four commercial airliners are blown out of the sky in international airspace, retired Israeli Special Forces commander Julian Granot is called in to investigate. With the help of an intrepid American journalist, Marie Peterssen, and Morgan Ensley, a maverick FBI agent, Granot makes the horrifying discovery that the crashes were meant to conceal a more diabolical attack. Through an investigation that leads from Jordan to Iraq, through London and Cyprus to New York, Granot and his unorthodox team uncover plans for a scenario that has frightened American security experts for years: a nuclear bomb slipped onto a container and rigged to explode in a major US seaport. Meanwhile, Marie discovers a startling personal connection to the Islamist terrorist behind the plot, a secret that jeopardizes her life and the entire mission.

Based on a real-life elite commando leader and counter-terror expert, Julian Granot is a mysterious, ruthless, but ultimately human and sympathetic spymaster extraordinaire. Marie is a fully-drawn female hero who isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty-or fall in love.

E.A. Benedek’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Tuesday, October 21st: Jenn’s Bookshelf

Wednesday, October 22nd: Rough Edges

Monday, October 27th: Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books

Wednesday, October 29th: Michele – Only One ‘L’ (author interview) andreview

Monday, November 3rd: Right Truth

Wednesday, November 5th: Dark Party Review

Monday, November 10th: The Sleepy Reader

Wednesday, November 12th: The Tome Traveler

Thursday, November 13th: Should Be Reading

Monday, November 17th: Musings of a Bookish Kitty

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