A Star from Publishers Weekly for SMALL DAMAGES

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The beautiful, wise, wonderful, and ever-dear Tamra Tuller just called with the news.  SMALL DAMAGES has received a star from Publishers Weekly.
When you have a house this fantastic behind you, when  you have a Tamra Tuller in your corner, you desperately don't want to let anyone down.
I am breathing easier.  Thank you, Publishers Weekly
Small Damages
As Kenzie’s senior year of high school begins, her beloved father dies suddenly. Her mother’s coping mechanisms—pack his things, start a business, join Match .com—push Kenzie closer to her friend Kevin, and by spring, she’s pregnant. Kenzie’s mother’s response (which feels more 1896 than 1996, when the story is set) is to arrange for Kenzie to move to a bull farm in southern Spain, where she’ll work until the baby is born and given up for adoption. The wrinkle in this soulless plan is that Kenzie is conflicted; her story is written as a tender, honest letter to her unborn child. Kenzie arrives in Spain sullen and resentful—she’s chopping onions with Estela, the farm’s cook, while her friends are at the Jersey Shore—and the distance brings her predicament into sharp relief. Estela is a better mother than her biological one; Esteban, the teen in charge of horses, a more standup guy than Yale-bound Kevin. This beautifully written “summer of transformation” story will have readers feeling as torn about Kenzie’s choice as she is. Ages 14–up. Agent: Amy Rennert, the Amy Rennert Agency. (July)

10 comments:

Serena said...

so wonderful! Congrats!

Sarah Laurence said...

Congratulations, Beth! I'm not going to read that review until after I write mine.

Amy said...

This is fantastic, Beth! Congrats!

Georgie K. Buttons said...

Yay, Beth! I'm so excited for you!

PS This book sounds great...and I love the cover art.

Erin said...

ah, wonderful! congratulations, beth.

Richard Gilbert said...

Congratulations on the novel and on a rave PW review—they're hard to come by.

KFP said...

A star for a star!

Amy said...

How wonderful, Beth! Congratulations!

Melodye said...

I'm so happy for you, Beth! Happy, too, that I'll get to read SMALL DAMAGES really soon.

Lilian Nattel said...

Hurray! Congratulations!

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