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I would NEVER brag about my kids!

Posted by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 10:43 AM
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Okay, that's a big fat lie. I brag about my kids all the time. Lol.

But in this post I want to brag about something else--my newest book, THE OTHER LIFE. Please forgive me, but I worked so long and so hard on this thing that it really does feel like another child. (And I swear--writing and publishing it was a lot like giving birth!)

So, here are the latest things that I want to crow about ...

• Last night I discovered that THE OTHER LIFE was selected by the Austin Public Library for their Best Fiction of 2011 List!!

• It was also selected as an favorite by the American Booksellers Association

• BookPage put it on their Top 20 Books of 2011 (So far) List

• It made the bestseller list in one town in NC

• I was interviewed about the book on NPR!!!!

• The book has received some ASTOUNDING reviews. Here are some examples:


"An exciting and suspenseful novel of choosing ones path in life, highly recommended."
-Midwest Book Review

"This is a gripping tale about choices and self-discovery."
-San Francisco Book Review

"A resonant story about the importance of mothers, both having one and being one ... making for a riveting tale of love and choices."
-BookPage

"How many wonder what their life would be like if they chose a different path? This is the crux of Ellen Meister’s riveting novel, THE OTHER LIFE. This inimitable tale is mesmerizing."
-New York Journal of Books

"A powerful, moving and emotional story that is going to be a great read for book clubs."
-Bookfinds

 "The exploration of Quinn Braverman's journey to that place of empowerment over her own life is an exhilarating and thoughtful one that lovers of women's fiction should not miss!"
-Colloquium

"Absolutely riveting. I picked it up ... and did not put it down until I turned the last page. Rating: A"
-Lonely Friday

"Intriguing, stimulating, original, unpredictable, frightening,utterly engaging--THE OTHER LIFE reminded me why I love to read. EllenMeister is a writer with a limitless future."
-Michael Palmer, New York Times bestselling author of THE LAST SURGEON 

• Most exciting news of all (which many of you already know): THE OTHER LIFE HAS BEEN OPTIONED BY HBO FOR A TV SERIES!!

Big thanks for putting up with this bragging, moms! I'll shut up now. :)

xoEllen

EDITED TO ADD: Since someone asked what the book is about, I figure it can't hurt to post this book trailer. (Speaking of bragging, it was made by my son who has high functioning autism. I'm INSANELY proud!!)


by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 10:43 AM
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nurbabe82
by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 10:45 AM

 That's pretty awsome. I have been looking for a good book, might have to check it out. Congrats!

Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Apr. 23, 2011 at 10:46 AM

That is great news....Congratulations 

EllenMeister
by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 10:47 AM


Quoting nurbabe82:

 That's pretty awsome. I have been looking for a good book, might have to check it out. Congrats!

Thanks! I hope you do!! It's a poignant motherhood story. 

Drop me a line if you'd like a signed bookplate. 



Find me at: ellenmeister.com  *  my blog  *  facebook * twitter                       

WhitleyLyles
by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 10:48 AM
That is so cool!!
it is going to be in libraries all over the US?
Sorry if that sounds like a sillly question, but I would like to read it!
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Toughenough1979
by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 10:48 AM

 

Quoting Sassy762:

That is great news....Congratulations 

 

hfs1998
by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 10:50 AM

COngrats!  That is wonderful!

Lisa2424
by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 10:50 AM
I really wish Cafemom had a like button!
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auntietotty
by Elizabeth on Apr. 23, 2011 at 10:51 AM

Wowza! I'd be bragging too! That's awesome!

denise3680
by Bronze Member on Apr. 23, 2011 at 10:53 AM

that is wonderful.  Congrats:)  I am always on the look out for a good book, I will pick this up:)

WhitleyLyles
by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 10:53 AM
bump for an answer for me :D I wanna read it!
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