Tuesday, August 18, 2009
You’re Invited to the Book Release Party and Author Reading
Tuesday, October 13, 7:00 p.m.
The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center
Sleepy Hollow, NY
Thursday, November 5, 7:00 p.m.
The Loft Literary Center
Nominated by publisher for a PEN/Faulkner Award
Qualities of Light, a novel by Mary Carroll Moore, is being released this week from Spinsters Ink/Bella Book, and Mary would love support from fellow IWWG members to spike sales on Amazon.com. It's being offered at a pre-order price of $10.17, so if you're interested, please visit amazon today and purchase a copy. Tell your friends!
Mary's gotten some great pre-pub reviews. Ann Bannon, best-selling author of The Chronicles of Beebo Brinker, wrote, "How many writers have caught that lightning-in-a-bottle that is young love? The story, set in lush summer in the Adirondacks, suffuses the young lovers with those qualities of light that illuminate the water, the woods, and the human heart. This is a tender and lively coming-of-age tale told with delicate insight, a romance etched in moonlight--the one we all wish we had had in our seventeenth summer."
Qualities of Light explores the budding of forbidden romance in the face of family tragedy, the forging of a new relationship between a daughter and her gifted, difficult parents, and an adolescent girl's confrontation with her own qualities of light and darkness.
Catherine Friend, author of Hit by a Farm, wrote, “Mary Carroll Moore’s skill as a painter blends beautifully with her sensitive portrayal of first love in Qualities of Light. She successfully layers Molly Fisher’s many struggles---guilt surrounding her brother’s accident, frustration that she and her father don’t understand each other, and confusion over where she fits in a group of lake friends. Shining through these layers are Molly’s vivid voice and her deepening love for a young woman named Zoe. Moore’s skillfully crafted novel both moves and entertains as she follows Molly’s summer journey.”
Ellen Hart, Minnesota Book Award winner, wrote, “Qualities of Light, by Mary Carroll Moore, isn’t just a beautifully nuanced contemporary lesbian romance, but a sensitive exploration of the cruelty and kindness--the intricate balancing act--that is family love. I couldn’t recommend it more highly.”
Please support a fellow IWWG member! Thank you!
To order from amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Qualities-Light-Mary-Caroll-Moore/dp/1935226061/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1249898663&sr=8-1