I'm so excited to welcome Kristina Riggle back to Book Club Girl on Air to discuss her latest novel, Keepsake, on Wednesday, July 25th at 7pm ET! Keepsake just went on sale this week and is the story of two sisters, one a neat freak and the other a hoarder.
From the critically acclaimed author of Real Life & Liars and Things We Didn't Say comes a timely and provocative novel that asks: What happens when the things we own become more important than the people we love?
Trish isn't perfect. She's divorced and raising two kids—so of course her house isn't pristine. But she's got all the important things right and she's convinced herself that she has it all under control. That is, until the day her youngest son gets hurt and Child Protective Services comes calling. It's at that moment when Trish is forced to consider the one thing she's always hoped wasn't true: that she's living out her mother's life as a compulsive hoarder.
The last person Trish ever wanted to turn to for help is her sister, Mary—meticulous, perfect Mary, whose house is always spotless . . . and who moved away from their mother to live somewhere else, just like Trish's oldest child has. But now, working together to get Trish's disaster of a home into livable shape, two very different sisters are about to uncover more than just piles of junk, as years of secrets, resentments, obsessions, and pain are finally brought into the light.
I have 10 copies of Keepsake to give away to the first 10 people who comment that they can participate in the show on Wednesday, July 25th at 7pm ET. Set your reminder for the show, read the first chapter of the book, and check out the reading group guide. For more with Kristina, visit her website, become a fan on Facebook, follow her on Twitter, and find her at an event near you this summer!