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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Follow Me, By Joanna Scott - Blog Tour - April 27th, 2009


Follow Me, By Joanna Scott
Category: FICTION
Format: HARDCOVER BOOK
Publish Date :4/22/2009
Price: $24.99/$27.99
ISBN :9780316051651
Pages: 432
Size: 6" x 9-1/4"


I'd like to introduce Follow Me by Joanna Scott.

Thank you Miriam from Hachette for my review copy and Hosting this tour.


Book Description:
On a summer day in 1946 Sally Werner, the precocious young daughter of hardscrabble Pennsylvania farmers, secretly accepts her cousin's invitation to ride his new motorcycle. Like so much of what follows in Sally's life, it's an impulsive decision with dramatic and far-reaching consequences. Soon she abandons her home to begin a daring journey of self-creation, the truth of which she entrusts only with her granddaughter and namesake, six decades later. But when young Sally's father--a man she has never known--enters her life and offers another story altogether, she must uncover the truth of her grandmother's secret history.

Boldly rendered and beautifully told, in FOLLOW ME Joanna Scott has crafted a paean to the American tradition of re-invention and a sweeping saga of timeless and tender storytelling.


About the Author:
Joanna Scott is the author of nine books, including The Manikin, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; Various Antidotes and Arrogance, which were both finalists for the PEN/Faulkner Award; and the critically acclaimed Make Believe, Tourmaline, and Liberation. A recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Lannan Award, she lives with her family in upstate New York.

My Review: Coming soon!!! I confess to being only 175 pages into the book. I will be featuring my full review later this week. So I will say so far into the book I am enjoying the story and the writing is very captivating at times. I am on the fence as to what is going to happen in the story and whether as of yet I can sympathize and relate to Sally. I am so eager to hear what others are saying. And one thing I can say for sure is that I know I will finish this book because I have to know where it is going and what is going to happen. That is a good thing right?

Click here to see all the blog tour participants. Visit a few each day and see what everyone is talking about!

Here are a few quick links to other Blog Tours and reviews. Enjoy!

http://bermudaonion.wordpress.com/

http://luanne-abookwormsworld.blogspot.com/

http://dreyslibrary.blogspot.com/

http://jennsbookshelf.blogspot.com/

http://peekingbetweenthepages.blogspot.com/

http://www.skrishnasbooks.com/

http://literarymenagerie.blogspot.com/

http://diaryofaneccentric.blogspot.com/

http://grumpydan.blogspot.com/

14 comments:

Ti said...

I admire your honesty over not finishing this book. It happens to the best of us :) I look forward to your review later this week. The cover is just gorgeous on this one.

Toni said...

Thanks Ti... I can't wait to finish and put in my two cents. I always have a lot of "cents" to throw in. I love the cover also. There is a lot of scenery and description in the writing of the book. For me it really ties in with the nature scene on the cover.

bermudaonion said...

The second half of the book goes much faster then the first, so you should finish it soon.

Miriam Parker said...

Kathy is right. You will fly through the second part. Love the word captivating to describe it.

Amy @ Passages to the Past said...

Left an award for you at my place...stop by and get it!

http://passagestothepast.blogspot.com/2009/04/friendly-zombie-chickens.html

Anna said...

I'll keep my eye out for your full review. I had a tough time with this one.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

♔ jessica.marie said...

Good luck on finishing your book! It sounds like an interesting read :D

Wanda said...

Well, captivating writing captivates me so, so far so good ... I'll check back for your final thoughts on this one.

Teddy Rose said...

I look forward to your review.

Cheryl S. said...

Other reviews seem to be mixed - I'd like to see how you feel about the book. I look forward to your review later in the week.

Cheryl

Wrighty said...

I've heard good things about this book and I'm anxious to hear what you think. I look forward to reading it too. I also have an award for you HERE.

Toni said...

Well while reading further into the book.. I am enjoying it even more.. that is all I can say right now. :) I need to get the lead out and read it faster...but I have to say it is very nice reading and I look forward to the story each night.

Angie said...

I have this book on my to-read list, but I haven't gotten to it yet. It looks interesting.

mommyjen99 said...

Sounds like a great book.....Can't wait to read it.
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