ebersoffTo celebrate the paperback release of The 19th Wife, David Ebershoff will be on both a ‘real’ live book tour and a virtual TLC Book Tour!  His live book tour will take him to San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Wichita, Asheville, Raleigh, and Des Moines.  We plan to seek out virtual tour hosts from all of these cities in the hope that they can see David “live” and blog about it!  Photos, please!!

About David

David Ebershoff is the author of three novels, the 19th Wife, Pasadena, and The Danish Girl, and a short story collection, The Rose City. His fiction has won a number of awards, including the Rosenthal Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Lambda Literary Award, and has been translated into ten languages to critical acclaim. Random House published his third novel, The 19th Wife, on August 5, 2008, to much acclaim. It immediately hit a number of bestseller lists including that of The New York Times. The novel is about one of Brigham Young’s plural wives, Ann Eliza young, as well as polygamy in the United States today. Publisher’s Weekly called it “an exquisite tour-de-force” and Kirkus Reviews said it was “reminiscent of Wallace Stegner’s Angle of Repose in scope and ambition”, while the Los Angeles Times praised it by saying “it does that thing all good novels do: it entertains us.” Ebershoff has taught creative writing at New York University and Princeton and currently teaches in the graduate writing program at Columbia University. For many years he was the publishing director of the Modern Library and now is an editor-at-large at Random House. He lives in New York City. For more information, visit David’s website.

9753ac5156cdaad7fae7d5fe27b03d63About The 19th Wife

Faith, I tell them, is a mystery, elusive to many, and never easy to explain. Sweeping and lyrical, spellbinding and unforgettable, David Ebershoff’s The 19th Wife combines epic historical fiction with a modern murder mystery to create a brilliant novel of literary suspense. It is 1875, and Ann Eliza Young has recently separated from her powerful husband, Brigham Young, prophet and leader of the Mormon Church. Expelled and an outcast, Ann Eliza embarks on a crusade to end polygamy in the United States. A rich account of a family’s polygamous history is revealed, including how a young woman became a plural wife. Soon after Ann Eliza’s story begins, a second exquisite narrative unfolds–a tale of murder involving a polygamist family in present-day Utah. Jordan Scott, a young man who was thrown out of his fundamentalist sect years earlier, must reenter the world that cast him aside in order to discover the truth behind his father’s death. And as Ann Eliza’s narrative intertwines with that of Jordan’s search, readers are pulled deeper into the mysteries of love and faith. Read an excerpt HERE.


ingridAbout Ingrid

Ingrid Cummings is a journalist, essayist, independent scholar, communications expert, and international speaker. A Contributing Editor at Indianapolis Monthly magazine and an award-winning newspaper columnist, she also teaches college courses at Indiana University, produces a radio show called Rubicon Salon, and runs a PR/Media business called Rubicon Communications LLC. She calls upon all 20 years of her teaching and coaching experience to animate the Creative process through a variety of original workshops. Named one of “Eight to Watch in ’08” by The Indianapolis Star, her first book, “The Vigorous Mind,” is due out in Jan. 2009.

33927987-1About The Vigorous Mind: Cross-Train Your Brain to Break Through Mental, Emotional, and Professional Boundaries

The Vigorous Mind proposes that the way to health and happiness is to “cross-train your brain” by intentionally diversifying the portfolio of your activities. Using historical as well as contemporary “Renaissance people” as inspiration, the book argues for a return to a generalist gestalt during the hours of the day when we’re not pursuing ever-narrower career specialties. With a distinctive approach to time management, The Vigorous Mind puts a contemporary spin on what it meant to be “well rounded,” a notion that sounds delightfully quaint today.

The book taps into one of today’s hottest trends: The application of neuroscience to everyday brain health. Scientists are proving that strategically pursuing a broad spectrum of sometimes-counterintuitive activities can actually strengthen your brain and make you better at everything you undertake.

The secret is consistent, incremental “baby steps,” in the spirit of the newly popular Japanese belief system called Kaizen. Kaizen is an ancient Japanese Zen philosophy that advocates taking small, even trivial steps to accomplish large goals. The intention is for the reader to make accelerative progress toward their cross-training goals by committing just 20 minutes of concentrated attention per day (what the author calls “Triumph in Twenty”) applied to any topic of their choice.

Ingrid Cummings makes the case that through knowledge of seemingly unrelated fields and interests, readers can fortify themselves against burn-out, become more fulfilled, better at their jobs, and more creative — in short, develop a truly vigorous mind.

Ingrid Cummings TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Tuesday, January 20th: A Garden Carried In My Pocket

Wednesday, January 21st: 8Asians

Monday, January 26th: A Novel Menagerie

Tuesday, January 27th: Anniegirl1138

Wednesday, January 28th: She is Too Fond of Books

Friday, January 30th: So Not Zen

Monday, February 2nd: Simply Forties

Tuesday, February 3rd: life@work

Wednesday, February 4th: MidLifeBloggers.com

Thursday, February 12th:  Reading, Writing, and Retirement

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


cover_memorist_sm1The Memorist by MJ Rose

Monday, November 24th: Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books

Friday, November 28th: Frequency of Silence


two-brothersTwo Brothers – One North, One South by David H. Jones

Tuesday, November 25th – In the Shadow of Mount TBR

Wednesday, November 26th – TOCWOC – A Civil War Blog

Friday, November 28th – A High and Hidden Place


lovebiology_225Love and Biology at the Center of the Universe by Jennie Shortridge

Monday, November 24th:  Minds Alive on the Shelves

Wednesday, November 26th:  Book Addiction

Sunday, November 30th:  B & b ex libris

bookcoverOff the Menu by Christine Son

Monday, November 24th:  The Literate Housewife review and gift card contest!

Tuesday, November 25th:  Feminist Review

Wednesday, November 26th:  Diary of an Eccentric (guest post and giveaway!)

Friday, November 28th:  Disgrasian


Somebody Else’s Daughter by Elizabeth Brundagehome_daughter

Tuesday, November 25th: The Friendly Book Nook (Author Interview)



3724 Keeping Kids Out of the Middle: Child-Centered Parenting in the Midst of Conflict, Separation, and Divorce by Dr. Benjamin Garber

Wednesday, November 26th: Stepmama Metamorphoses



32031598The Green Beauty Guide by Julie Gabriel

Monday, November 24th:  Green Phone Booth and Going Green

Tuesday, November 25th:  The Good Human

Wednesday, November 26th:  OrganicBeautySource.com Includes a giveaway!

Friday, November 28th:  Crunchy Chicken

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

15200718Red Sea by EA Benedek

Monday, November 17th: Musings of a Bookish Kitty



32031598The Green Beauty Guide by Julie Gabriel

Monday, November 14th: Allie’s Answers (review)

Monday, November 17th: Allie’s Answers (guest post) and giveaway!

Tuesday, November 18th: Life and Times of a “New” New Yorker (giveaway!)

Wednesday, November 19th: Nature Moms Blog (interview and giveaway!)

Thursday, November 20th: Books and Cooks (another giveaway!)

3724Keeping Kids Out of the Middle: Child-Centered Parenting in the Midst of Conflict, Separation, and Divorce by Dr. Benjamin Garber

Monday, November 17th: Single Mom Finding Herself

Wednesday, November 19th: I think I can, I think I can

Thursday, November 20th: The Psycho Ex Wife

home_daughterSomebody Else’s Daughter by Elizabeth Brundage

Monday, November 17th: 1 More Chapter

Wednesday, November 19th: My New Reality

Friday, November 21st: Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books

bookcoverOff the Menu by Christine Son

Monday, November 17th: Planet Books (interview)

Tuesday, November 18th: B & B ex Libris

Wednesday, November 19th: DISGRASIAN reschedule

Thursday, November 20th: Booking Mama

lovebiology_225Love and Biology at the Center of the Universe by Jennie Shortridge

Sunday, November 16th: Shelf Life (review)

Monday, November 17th: Shelf Life (interview)

Wednesday, November 19th: Musings of a Bookish Kitty (interview)

Friday, November 21st: Bookshipper

two-brothersTwo Brothers – One North, One South by David H. Jones

Monday, November 17th – Military History Blog

Monday, November 17th – Civil War History

Wednesday, November 19th – Bookfoolery and Babble

Friday, November 21st – Literarily

cover_memorist_sm1The Memorist by MJ Rose

Monday, November 17th: Booking Mama (giveaway!)

Tuesday, November 18th: Books I Done Read

Wednesday, November 19th: Diary of an Eccentric (interview and giveaway!)

Thursday, November 20th: MommyPie

About Julie

Julie Gabriel is a registered nutrition specialist (RHN) educated at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. She launched a series of workshops titled ‘New Mom’s Diet’ in Toronto. She is in the process of launching her own organic skincare line called Petite Marie Organics. Julie has been writing and editing fashion and beauty for about 15 years. In 1992 she worked in production at CNN’s Style with Elsa Klensch. She was the associate beauty editor in Harper’s Bazaar (Eastern European editions, 1998-2000), beauty editor in Atmospheres (2001-2001) and has written over five hundred articles and features on fashion, beauty and lifestyle. 

She writes on her blog that thanks to her pregnancy, she reconsidered her passion for caviar-based face creams, obnoxious perfumes, and intricate hair highlights.  Her conversion to a green goddess was instant and painless.  She lost her acne for good, and hasn’t developed a single new wrinkle, she smells good and her hair looks better than ten years ago.  Thus being said, don’t expect her to insist that readers abandon manicures or stop shaving their underarms. She is living proof that you can live green and feel good about your looks.

A Canadian living in the UK, she is in a unique position of being able to offer the best the New and Old Worlds came up with when it comes to natural beauty.

About The Green Beauty Guide

Go green and get gorgeous

The promise of beauty is as close as the drugstore aisle—shampoo that gives your hair more body, lotions that smooth away wrinkles, makeup that makes your skin look flawless, and potions that take it all off again. But while conventional products say they’ll make you more beautiful, they contain toxins and preservatives that are both bad for the environment and bad for your body—including synthetic fragrances, petrochemicals, and even formaldehyde. In the end, they damage your natural vitality and good looks.

Fortunately, fashion writer, nutritionist, and beauty maven Julie Gabriel helps you find the true path to natural, healthy, green beauty. She helps you decipher labels on every cosmetic product you pick up and avoid toxic and damaging chemicals with her detailed Toxic Ingredients List. You’ll learn valuable tips on what your skin really needs to be healthy, glowing, and youthful.

Julie goes one-step further—and shows you how to make your own beauty products that feed your skin, save your bank account, and are healthy for your body and the environment.

With her friendly, thorough, and helpful advice; fabulous beauty recipes; product recommendations and ratings; Toxic Ingredients List; and a complete appendix of online resources, Julie Gabriel gives you all the information you need to go green without going broke and become a more natural, healthy, and beautiful you.

Julie Gabriel’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:


Monday, November 17th:  Allie’s Answers

Tuesday, November 18th:  Life and Times of a “New” New Yorker

Wednesday, November 19th:  Nature Moms Blog

Thursday, November 20th:  Books and Cooks

Monday, November 24th:  Green Phone Booth and Going Green

Tuesday, November 25th:  The Good Human

Wednesday, November 26th:  OrganicBeautySource.com

Friday, November 28th:  Crunchy Chicken

Monday, December 1st:  Surely You Nest

Tuesday, December 2nd:  Greenstylemom

Wednesday, December 3rd:  Rawdorable

Friday, December 5th:  Presenting Lenore

Monday, December 8th:  Red Lady’s Reading Room

Monday, December 8th:  She is Too Fond of Books

Tuesday, December 9th:  Savvy Verse and Wit

Wednesday, December 10th:  Bookopolis  (will also be posted as

               a Guest Review at Books on the Brain)

Thursday, December 11th:  B & B ex libris

About Benjamin

Benjamin D. Garber, Ph.D., is a New Hampshire licensed child psychologist, a state certified Guardian ad litem and a practicing Parenting Coordinator. Dr. Garber has a Bachelor of Arts degree in developmental psychology and psycholinguistics from the University of Michigan, a Master of Science and a Doctorate in child clinical and developmental psychology from the Pennsylvania State University. Visit www.healthyparent.com to learn more about Dr. Garber and learn more about how to keep kids out of the middle.

About Keeping Kids Out of the Middle: Child-Centered Parenting in the Midst of Conflict, Separation, and Divorce

Are your kids growing up in a war zone? Here’s Your Peace Treaty

When co-parents conflict, their kids get caught in the middle. They become ‘adultified,’ infantilized, and alienated. They’re made into messengers and spies, implicitly forced to grow up too fast or to remain needy for much too long. The antidote: practicing child-centered parenting–consistently creating parenting plans and conflict resolution strategies that genuinely meet children’s emotional and psychological needs–first and foremost and for the rest of their lives.

Keeping Kids out of the Middle is not about divorce, and it’s not about you. It is about your kids. This eye-opening and highly pragmatic book is a here-and-now guide toward better understanding and meeting the needs of your children. You will learn what child-centered parenting is, how to implement it productively, and how to communicate effectively with your parenting partners, no matter the legal status of your relationship, the distance between your homes, or the quality of your intimate relationship.

In Keeping Kids out of the Middle, child psychologist and state certified Guardian ad litem Benjamin Garber offers parents a radically new perspective on co-parenting in the midst of relationship conflict and teaches co-parents how to build a consistent, healthy environment for their children through the art of ‘scripting,’ establish better means of communicating and communication styles, and create parenting plans that help keep children protected. Thisis your guide to putting your children’s needs first and giving them the safety net they must have in order to become healthy adults who are able themselves, to some day, keep their own kids out of the middle.

Benjamin Garber’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, November 17th: Single Mom Finding Herself

Wednesday, November 19th: I think I can, I think I can

Thursday, November 20th: The Psycho Ex Wife

Wednesday, November 26th: Stepmama Metamorphoses

Tuesday, December 2nd: Mommy Vents

Wednesday, December 3rd:  A Stepmom’s Say

Thursday, December 4th:  Rebellious Thoughts of a Woman

Monday, December 8th: The 3R’s: Reading, Riting, and Randomness

Tuesday, December 9th: Their Wicked Stepmother

Thursday, December 11th: No One’s The Bitch

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 MSN.com. Before she began writing, Abigail worked as a Web Project Manager for Audible.com, 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

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