Friday, January 19, 2007

Sleepless in Seattle.

Yes, I'm going to Seattle today. First time. Never been there.

And this has nothing to do with skiing, either (give me some leeway here).

As some of you may know, my husband, Jon Clinch, is having his debut novel published by Random House, due out in stores on February 20. It's called Finn, and it's the dark story of Huckleberry Finn's father. It's about racism, madness, alcoholism, slavery, dysfunctional relationships. love, murder, greed, & disillusionment. And I must say, it's beautifully written (really). Picture Cormac McCarthy meets William Faulkner.

If you haven't read Huckleberry Finn, don't worry about it. You don't need to to enjoy this book; it stands entirely on its own.

Finn is Random House's lead title for the spring. So that's why we're headed for Seattle. Jon will be at the American Library Association Convention, where he'll be signing copies of the audio book..

You can find out more about Finn here. Or you can pre-order it on line at places like Barnes & Noble (Finn is their on-line book club pick for March) or Amazon. Or you can visit your local book store on or after February 20.

Next time I'll talk about skiing.

P.S.: Happy Birthday to me!!!!!

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2 comments:

Emily said...

happy diva birthday!

Anonymous said...

Seattle's a fun town, but I've only been there in the late summer/early fall. I'm intrigued by your husband's book; I may pick it up for my book club's selection when it comes out on paperback.