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Book Title: The Tender Birds by Carole Giangrande
Category: Adult Fiction (18 +), 305 pages
Genre: Literary Fiction
Publisher: Inanna Publications
Release date: October 2019
Format available for review: print, digital pdf, ebook (mobi/epub)
Will send print books out: USA & Canada
Tour dates: Nov 11 to Nov 22, 2019
Content Rating: PG-13 + M
(References to mature themes. The f-word and s**t are used about six times each. There are two non-explicit sex scenes (one is a reverie) and there is no physical violence.)
Matthew Reilly is a busy academic, a lonely priest haunted by secrets. Young Alison is the shy and devoted keeper of Daisy, a falcon which suffered an accident and can no longer fly. The three of them meet in a Boston parish, but Matt has forgotten a momentary but disturbing meetup with Alison, homeless eight years earlier in Toronto. Close to exhaustion, he's forced to reflect on what's become of his life, including the loss of a son that no one knew he'd fathered. Alison and Matt had a fateful encounter during her homeless period, but Matt doesn't connect that frail teenager with the healthy young woman she'd become. It's left to Alison to uncover Matt's past and for Matt to come to terms with it.
Praise for Carole Giangrande's novels:
“…prose that absolutely shimmers. What’s more, her recapitulation of what is was like to watch 9/11 unfold on television is engrossing in its verisimilitude. DeLillo, Amis and Foer could learn a thing or two from her.” — Quill and Quire
“This is a softly unsettling book, effective in showcasing the confusion that follows such a personal yet public crisis.” — Publishers’ Weekly
“…a deftly crafted meditation on what happens in the aftermath of tragedies both public and private, calling into question the idea that time heals all wounds.” — Room Magazine
“Giangrande has written a thought-provoking story that will have your heart racing, bursting, and breaking. The story is thoughtful, slow-going, and emotional. The prose is beautiful. The characters are interesting, flawed, and realistic. And the ways in which this book explores life and death through the pain of waiting and not knowing is superb. I just loved this book so hard. It was terrific!” — A Bookish Way of Life
“The wording is both elegant and poetic… the author, accomplished painting vivid images within my mind’s eye that will never be forgotten. Overall this book is unique, being unlike anything I have read before. Go get a copy! You will not be disappointed.” —Readaholic Zone
Buy the Book:
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About the Author:
Carole Giangrande is the award-winning author of ten books, including the novella A Gardener on the Moon (winner of the 2010 Ken Klonsky Award) and the novel All That Is Solid Melts Into Air (2018 Independent Publishers Gold Medal for Literary Fiction). The Tender Birds is her fourth novel. She’s worked as a broadcast journalist for CBC Radio (Canada's public broadcaster), and her fiction, poetry, articles and reviews have appeared in literary journals and in Canada’s major newspapers. In her spare time, she loves exploring nature with her partner Brian, photographing birds and studying French.
Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook
BOOK TOUR SCHEDULE:
Nov 11 – Over Coffee Conversations – book review / giveaway
Nov 12 – Working Mommy Journal – book review
Nov 13 – StoreyBook Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Nov 13 –Literary Flits – book review / giveaway
Nov 18 - Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / guest post / giveaway
Nov 18 – fayed – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Nov 19 – Library of Clean Reads – book review / giveaway
Nov 20 – A Mama's Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
Nov 22 - Adventurous Jessy – book review / giveaway
Nov 22 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Nov 23 – Svetlana's Reads and Views – book review
Nov 27 - To Thine Own Shelf – book review
TBD – Bookmark and Fork – book review / author interview
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