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.

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