Monthly Archives: September 2015

SUE GRAFTON: I’M TELLING THREE STORIES IN X

Sue Grafton became a legend in mystery and thriller genre with her Alphabet series. The 24th novel of Kinsey Millhone’s adventure is carrying the title X and was published in August. Once again the story received splendid feedback and currently is standing with av. 4.3 Amazon stars from 530 plus reviews. It’s a great honor to welcome at Land of Books Lady Sue Grafton.

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– Sue, what is your new book X about?
X is set in the late nineteen eighties, during the last California drought. I’m actually telling three stories, the strands of which are woven into the narrative. Kinsey is hired to do a job for an elegant woman, who’s lying about the job itself and pays her in cash with two bills that turn out to be marked. Kinsey pursues the issue to find out what’s really going on. She’s also caught up in the arrival of new neighbors while her landlord, Henry Pitts, struggles to get his water usage down in the midst of shortages. She’s also on the trail of a man who’s suspected of murder though he’s eluded discovery for years.
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PAMELA FORD: TO RIDE A WHITE HORSE IS A HISTORY SAGA ABOUT THE POWER OF LOVE

Pamela Ford’s last book To Ride A White Horse is standing with a very rare average valuation of 4.9 Amazon stars. “Overwhelming”, “A warm and lovely book”, “Why did it end,” are just few of the opinions about it. The novel is the most successful one of the American author, who specializes in Romance genre. It’s a great pleasure to introduce at Land of Books Pamela Ford.

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– Pamela, what is your book To Ride a White Horse about?
To Ride a White Horse is set in Ireland and America during the 1840s. With Ireland in famine and England unsympathetic to its plight, Kathleen Deacey must leave her country to find work. Despising the English for refusing to help Ireland, she sets sail for Canada, determined to save her family. But her voyage goes awry and she ends up in America, forced to accept the help of an English whaling captain, Jack Montgomery, to survive. As Jack helps her fight to save her family and country, she must make an impossible choice—remain loyal to Ireland or follow her heart. To Ride a White Horse is a historical saga of hope, loyalty, the strength of the human spirit, and the power of love.
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REGINA CALCATERRA: ETCHED IN SAND IS A STORY OF TRAGEDY TURNED INTO ONE OF HOPE AND OPTIMISM

Regina Calcaterra is best known as a top professional attorney and official in the state of New York. She decided to share her incredible child story in the memoir Etched in Sand. The book became New York Times bestseller when released two years ago. The story continues to be attractive read and is standing with impressive average 4.7 Amazon stars from almost 1800 reviews. It’s a great honor to welcome Regina Calcaterra at Land of Books.

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– Regina, your Etched in Sand became a huge hit two years ago. Would you describe with your own words what the readers will find inside the memoir?
– Readers will join my siblings and I along our journey as five kids living on the fringe of society. I was one of five siblings, we all had the same mother but five different fathers. Our fathers did not stick around after we were born for too long, if at all. Our mother was mentally ill and drug and alcohol-addicted – a toxic combination for children to be exposed to. She would find us places to live, sometimes in a house or apartment and other times in cars, behind supermarkets, on the streets, in homeless shelters and when the authorities found out how we were living, we were placed in foster homes.
When our mother found us places to live, she would abandon us there for weeks or months at a time. So as young children we had to figure out how to survive by stealing food to eat and through other drastic measures. However, dark as our existence was, the older siblings would do what we could to provide a “home” to our younger siblings in an effort to isolate them for our true circumstances. At a young age, we learned that however challenging our situation was we were better off staying with our abusive and neglectful mother, than being separated in different foster homes. Unfortunately, we had some foster care experiences that exposed us to horrible abuse, so we realized it was better to stay together than get separated. I share my story in a first person narrative, so the readers can better experience our journey while also absorbing the level of optimism, resilience and tenacity we had as young children. It is a story of survival, sibling bonds, and most importantly how acts of kindness towards children in need can forever impact their lives.
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AMAZON TOP 10 BESTSELLERS: AUGUST 2015

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The month of August saw a new hot debut emerging as a total dominating force at Kindle Amazon rankings. The Good Neighbor by A. J. Banner gathered a rare maximum of 80 points score and was unanimous winner of our chart. The Girl on the Train returned in the Top 3. Few other titles also made their comeback in the chart which is a guaranty for their quality.
Land of Books took some time for the Summer vacation, but as always we are presenting to you the best books for the hottest month of the year.

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