Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Spotlight and Giveaway of My Kind of People by Lisa Duffy

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 Megan Rudloff of Atria Books/Simon & Schuster is celebrating the release of:

With a USA Giveaway!!
Information in this post is courtesy of Megan Rudloff of Atria Books/Simon & Schuster.
From Lisa Duffy, the beloved author of The Salt House and This Is Home, comes My Kind of People, a profound novel about the power of community and a small town’s long-buried secrets as a group of New England islanders rally around a recently orphaned girl.

“There’s a beautiful thing that happens, as if by magic, midway through every Lisa Duffy novel: I blink awake to the world around me and realize I’ve been transported, transformed, and utterly invested in the lives of characters who feel like friends. My Kind of People is indeed filled with *my* kind of people: layered, conflicted, underestimated souls who are deeply impacted by one another as their lives intersect and entwine. A moving story of healing, resilience, and every imaginable type of love—between neighbors, parents, spouses, surrogates, and new and old friends—finding a way.” —Jessica Strawser, bestselling author of Not That I Could Tell

“Lisa Duffy writes with wisdom and empathy about an endearingly authentic cast of characters. In disarmingly spare prose, she tells a moving story about family, marriage, and community, and the challenge of knowing when to break ties and when to come together. Don't let the summery island setting fool you—this is a beach read with substance and heart.” —Karen Dukess, author of The Last Book Party

On Ichabod Island, a jagged strip of land thirteen miles off the coast of Massachusetts, ten-year-old Sky becomes an orphan for the second time after a tragic accident claims the lives of her adoptive parents. Grieving the death of his best friends, Leo’s life is turned upside down when he finds himself the guardian of young Sky. Back on the island and struggling to balance his new responsibilities and his marriage to his husband, Leo is supported by a powerful community of neighbors, many of them harboring secrets of their own.

Maggie, who helps with Sky’s childcare, has hit a breaking point with her police chief husband, who becomes embroiled in a local scandal. Her best friend Agnes, the island busybody, invites Sky’s estranged grandmother to stay for the summer, straining already precarious relationships. Their neighbor Joe secretly knows about issues between Sky’s adoptive parents in the months leading up to their accident, and struggles with keeping this to himself. And among them all is a mysterious woman, drawn to Ichabod to fulfill a dying wish.

Emotionally complex, deeply moving, and perfect for fans of Celeste Ng, Mary Beth Keane, and Ann Leary, My Kind of People is a riveting, impassioned, acutely sensitive novel about the resilience of community and what unites us all in the face of tragedy.
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Sharona Jacobs

Lisa Duffy is the author of The Salt House, named by Real Simple as a Best Book of the Month upon its June release, as well as Bustle’s 17 Best Debut Novels by Women in 2017 and This Is Home, a favorite book club pick.

Lisa received her MFA in creative writing from the University of Massachusetts. Her writing can be found in numerous publications, including Writer’s Digest. 
She lives in the Boston area with her husband and three children. My Kind of People is her third novel.

Contest has ended....congrats to Cindy of Illinois.


I am partnering with Megan Rudloff of Atria Books/Simon & Schuster for this giveaway:

May 7 - May 14
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