Thursday, August 20, 2015

Book Beginning: Landfall by Ellen Urbani


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For nearly nineteen years, Rose lived with a woman she barely knew.

-- Landfall by Ellen Urbani, published by Forest Avenue Press. Hurricane Katrina brings the lives of two mothers and their teenage daughters together, first in a fatal car crash, then as the survivors battle the rising flood in the Lower Ninth Ward.

Landfall is a stunning debut that has people talking already. Urbani is on an ambitious book tour for the next three months. Check the schedule to see if she will be in your area soon.


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This book sounds fascinating. I haven't read any novels about the aftermath of Katrina.

Elizabeth B said...

I hadn't yet heard of this one. I would think it should be getting a lot of hype. Thanks for letting us know about it.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

That's a great opening sentence that makes me want to know more. Sounds like a good story.

Lauren Stoolfire said...

Wow! I haven't heard of this one, but I'm going to have to check it out.

Anne Bennett said...

What a strange thought to live with someone for nineteen years and not know them.

karen said...

Sounds like an interesting read! Hope you enjoy it!

Juli Witte said...

That is a brilliant opening line! I have the feeling it probably relates to the teenage and mother duos, but it definitely intrigues the reader right off the bat! Thanks for sharing and hosting:) I hope you have a great weekend!
Juli @ Universe in Words

Elizabeth said...

I love the first line. Nineteen years is a long time.

ENJOY the book and your weekend.

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Sherry Fundin said...

I live on the Gulf Coast, so anything about a hurricane captures my interest. I guess this poses the question, do we ever really know anyone?

sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

Katherine P said...

Intriguing! I have family who live in south Mississippi who were very much affected by Katrina. This one sounds interesting!

Diane Coto said...

Hi - I like the opening sentence. I also like the premise of this book. May have to check it out further. :)
@dino0726 from 
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