If not, you soon will. The Lace Reader, by Brunonia Barry, was a self-published reading group sensation when it came out about a year ago and later this month it comes out in hardcover. Barry was at ALA this past weekend and got to speak to Virginia Stanley on Blog Talk Radio about her novel which is set in Salem, MA and tells the story of a family of women who can read the future in a pattern of lace. Told from the perspective of self-proclaimed unreliable narrator Towner Whitney, the novel begins with her return home to Salem and the disappearance of two women. Events are set into motion which will reveal the truth about the death of Towner's twin sister years earlier. Listen to Barry talk about her captivating novel below.
The first ten people to comment on the interview will receive a gorgeous advance reader's edition of The Lace Reader, which is not on sale until 7/29. And be sure to check out The Lace Reader website, which has more background information on lace reading, the novel and Barry's blog.
Since the response has been so great, the giveaway is still on, comment away!