Giveaway Monday: Is This Tomorrow

The groundswell started this morning and turned into a rushing roar (tweet-tweet-tweet) by midday. It’s official now; it’s CAROLINE LEAVITT DAY!

To share our Modern Love for this talented and decidedly readable author, we’re giving you advance copies of her upcoming book for Giveaway Monday….

Is This Tomorrow

by Caroline Leavitt

In 1956, when divorced working-mom Ava Lark rents a house with her twelve-year-old son, Lewis, in a Boston suburb, the neighborhood is less than welcoming.

Lewis yearns for his absent father, befriending the only other fatherless kids: Jimmy and Rose.  One afternoon, Jimmy goes missing.  The neighborhood – in the era of the Cold War, bomb scares, and paranoia – seizes the opportunity to further ostracize Ava and her son.

Lewis never recovers from the disappearance of his childhood friend.  By the time he reaches his twenties, he’s living a directionless life, a failure in love, estranged from his mother.  Rose is now a schoolteacher in another city, watching over children as she was never able to watch over her own brother.  Ava is building a new life for herself in a new decade.  When the mystery of Jimmy’s disappearance is unexpectedly solved, all three must try to reclaim what they have lost.

“With wit and a perfect eye into the human heart, Caroline Leavitt has given us a truly unique story of love, loyalty, loss, betrayal, secrets, healing – an d a resolution you’ll never see coming.  It’s everything you want in a novel.” – Sue Monk Kidd, author of The Secret Life of Bees

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11 Comments On This Post:

February 11, 2013
1:09 pm
Marisa (@marisabirns) says...

Happy to join the groundswell and celebrate Caroline Leavitt Day! What can I say? She’s a wonderful writer, and an inspiration to all of us who put down words on paper. Or computer screens 🙂

February 11, 2013
1:09 pm
Amy B. says...

Sounds like such an excellent book…but wait a minute, all of Caroline Leavitts books are excellent!

February 11, 2013
1:10 pm
Jo-Ann Mapson says...

Love your authors. You consistently publish unusual voices, great books, and you are brilliant in publishing Caroline Leavitt.

February 11, 2013
1:11 pm
Melody says...

I have heard so much buzz about this book, I am so excited to read it! In addition, I read her NYT piece on her turtle, and I loved it so much. It made me feel comforted in a turbulent time in my life. It helped me come to peace with the fact that sometimes things fall apart, so that something better can come together. She’s also so gracious with interacting with her fans. I’d love the chance to win.

February 11, 2013
1:41 pm
Kim Williamson says...

Caroline Leavitt is not only gifted with an uncommon amount of talent, she is the nicest, most compassionate author in the business. I love everything she writes, and though I’ve never met her in person, I adore her. She is a gift to readers and writers.

February 11, 2013
1:47 pm
Diane Molberg says...

As a former student of Caroline’s at UCLA , she has become my consummate mentor. I love her and her writing

February 11, 2013
1:57 pm
Shirley Eaves says...

I read Caroline Leavitt’s latest novel, Pictures of You, and loved it. I can’t wait to read her latest creation. She rocks!

February 11, 2013
2:42 pm
Linda Harris says...

I am an avid fan of Caroline’s and follow her on FB. I would appreciate an Arc of this book, so I can help to promote it.

February 11, 2013
3:05 pm
Jo Fisher says...

LOVE all of her books, can’t wait to read this one.

February 11, 2013
3:06 pm
Josephine says...

I already know I will love this book. Thanks, Algonquin!

February 11, 2013
4:10 pm
Charlie Boswell says...

IS IT TOMORROW is a terrific addition to smart, literate and entertaining sort-of mystery fiction. The characters are likeable, some adorable, and some you hope bad things will happen to them. Leavitt writes about everyday people in everyday situations but with twists that keep you guessing all the way through the book. Don’t start it late at night as you will want to stay till the ever surprising ending.

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