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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.
This book sounds fascinating. I haven't read any novels about the aftermath of Katrina.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
That's a great opening sentence that makes me want to know more. Sounds like a good story.ReplyDelete
Wow! I haven't heard of this one, but I'm going to have to check it out.ReplyDelete
What a strange thought to live with someone for nineteen years and not know them.ReplyDelete
Sounds like an interesting read! Hope you enjoy it!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Juli @ Universe in Words
I love the first line. Nineteen years is a long time.ReplyDelete
ENJOY the book and your weekend.
My Book Beginnings
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?ReplyDelete
sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes
Intriguing! I have family who live in south Mississippi who were very much affected by Katrina. This one sounds interesting!ReplyDelete
Hi - I like the opening sentence. I also like the premise of this book. May have to check it out further. :)ReplyDelete
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