Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Look At This Book: SELLING HOPE

So here's a brand spanking new historical novel that I want to read. I mean really - could you walk away from this face or this title?

Nuh, uh!

And you don't have to because Selling Hope, which has already earned its first starred review, is on bookshelves today!

About the book:

It’s May 1910, and Halley’s Comet is due to pass thru the Earth’s atmosphere. And thirteen-year-old Hope McDaniels and her father are due to pass through their hometown of Chicago with their ragtag vaudeville troupe. Hope wants out of vaudeville, and longs for a “normal” life—or as normal as life can be without her mother, who died five years before. Hope sees an opportunity: She invents “anti-comet” pills to sell to the working-class customers desperate for protection. Soon, she’s joined by a fellow troupe member, young Buster Keaton, and the two of them start to make good money. And just when Hope thinks she has all the answers, she has to decide: What is family? Where is home?

You can meet author Kristin O'Donnell Tubb at her website or her blog.

If you're due to pass through one of the following locations in the next few months, you can meet Kristin in person!

Sat, Nov. 13 at Cool Springs Barnes & Noble, Franklin, TN, 2 – 4 p.m.
Sat, Nov. 20 at Malaprop’s Bookstore, Asheville, NC, 3 – 5 p.m.
Wed, Nov. 24 at E.G. Fisher Public Library, Athens, TN, 2 – 4 p.m.
Sat, Dec. 4 at Davis-Kidd Bookstore, Nashville, TN, 2 – 4 p.m.
Thurs, Feb. 10 at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville, IL, time TBD

Malaprops Bookstore in Asheville - hmmmm - bet I could arrange to be passing through.


  1. Joyce, thank you so much! I hope to have the chance to meet you soon! :-)