Wednesday, June 9, 2010

HarperCollins Author Book Tours for June/July

Hi everyone! I am back again, whoring myself and my blog for my friends at HarperCollins. They have some great authors who are hitting the road to promote their new books. Grab yourself a copy and join the party -

(please note that the book descriptions have been taken from

First up we have Michael Perry and "Coop" - Alternately hilarious, tender, and as real as pigs in mud, suffused with a contemporary desire to reconnect with the earth, with neighbors, with meaning . . . and with chickens.

The tour dates are:
6/12 – Talking Leaves Books, Buffalo NY
6/13 – Lift Bridge Book Shop, Brockport NY
6/14- River’s End Books, Oswego NY
6/15 – Colgate Bookstore, Hamilton NY
6/16 – Oblong Books & Music, Rhinebeck NY
6/17 – Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany NY
6/18 – Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center VT
6/19 – Toadstool Bookshop, Keene NH
6/22 – Gibson’s Bookstore, Concord NH
6/24 – Porter Square Books, Cambridge MA
Ben Greenman will be out promoting "What He's Poised To Do" - a collection of short stories that use letters and letter writing to investigate human connections.

The tour dates are:
6/13 – KGB Fiction Reading Series, New York NY
6/21 – Greenlight Bookstore, Brooklyn NY
6/23 – Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis MN
6/24 – City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco CA
6/30 – Harvard Bookstore, Cambridge MA

Minrose Gwin is still touring for "The Queen of Palmyra" - an unforgettable evocation of a time and a place in America—a nuanced, gripping story of race and identity.

She can be found here:
6/15 – Square Books, Oxford MS
6/16 – Lemuria Books, Jackson MS
6/18 – Octavia Books, New Orleans LA
6/26 – Page & Palette, Fairhope AL
7/8 – Bookworks, Albuequerue, NM
7/30 – Malaprops, Asheville NC

Simon Van Booy will be out drumming up support for "The Secret Lives of People In Love" (which I reviewed and loved) - In radiant prose he writes about the difficult choices we make in order to retain our humanity and about the redemptive power of love in a violent world.

His tour date is:
6/19 – Bookhampton, Southampton NY

Marcy Dermansky (whom I met at this years BEA) is promoting her new novel "Bad Marie" - the story of Marie: tall, voluptuous, beautiful, thirty years old, and fresh from six years in prison for being an accessory to murder and armed robbery.

Her tour dates are:
6/29 – Book Court, Brooklyn NY
6/30 – Harvard Bookstore, Cambridge MA

Emily Gray Tedrowe's novel "Commuters" is story about new found love and money, and the impact is has on loved ones.

The tour dates are:
6/29 – Book Court, Brooklyn NY
7/1 – Sandmeyer’s Bookstore, Chicago IL
7/17 – Womrath Bookshop, Bronxville NY

Last but not least, we have Tony O'Neill and his book "Sick City" - which revolves around two druggies, one sex tape, and a load of money.

He will be touring:
7/22 – Greenlight Bookstore, Brooklyn NY
7/27 – Noir at the Bar, Austin TX
7/28 – Skylight Books, Los Angeles CA
7/30 – Powell’s, Portland OR

Be sure to let us know which authors you go see, and what you think of their novels.
Pictures welcome!

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