Many of you saw me posting about reading Susan Henderson's debut novel Up from the Blue several months ago. I loved this book so much that it kept me up until about 3 am one night to finish it. And it got a rave review from Jamie Ford months before publication that helped to put it on the literary map. So I'm thrilled to announce that on Tuesday October 26th, Susan, who is also founder of the amazing site Lit Park, will join me on Book Club Girl on Air to discuss Up From the Blue!
Tillie Harris's life is in disarray—her husband is away on business, the boxes in her new home aren't unpacked, and the telephone isn't even connected yet. Though she's not due for another month, sudden labor pains force Tillie to reach out to her estranged father for help, a choice that means facing the painful memories she's been running from since she was a little girl.
An extraordinary debut from a talented new voice, Up from the Blue untangles the year in Tillie's life that changed everything: 1975, the year her mother disappeared.
Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, says: "Up from the Blue deftly portrays a family with contradictions we can all relate to—it’s beautiful and maddening, hopeful and condemning, simple, yet like a knot that takes a lifetime to untangle. You will love it completely, even as it hurts you…it’s a heartbreaking, rewarding story that still haunts me.”
Browse inside Up from the Blue, check out the reading group guide and look for Susan Henderson on tour near you. I have 10 copies to give away to the first 10 people who comment that they'd like to participate in the show on Tuesday, October 26th. Comment now and set your reminder for the show. And in the meantime, check out the haunting trailer below.