Today’s spotlight is on a book called Mother, Mother by Koren Zailckas which releases on September 17. Koren Zailckas’s memoir Smashed which was about her own teenage alcoholism was hugely popular and now she’s back with a debut novel that is described as darkly suspenseful. I’m anxious to read this one and I won’t have to wait long as I’ll be participating in Koren’s blog tour with TLC Book Tours in September so watch for my review and check out all the others as well. In the meantime I’m going to tell you about the book and give you a chance to win a copy for yourself!
ABOUT MOTHER, MOTHER (from Random House)
From Koren Zailckas, author of the iconic memoir SMASHED: an electrifying debut novel about a family being torn apart by the woman who claims to love them most
Josephine Hurst has her family under control. With two beautiful daughters, a brilliantly intelligent son, a tech-guru of a husband and a historical landmark home, her life is picture perfect. She has everything she wants; all she has to do is keep it that way. But living in this matriarch’s determinedly cheerful, yet subtly controlling domain hasn’t been easy for her family, and when her oldest daughter, Rose, runs off with a mysterious boyfriend, Josephine tightens her grip, gradually turning her flawless home into a darker sort of prison.
Resentful of her sister’s newfound freedom, Violet turns to eastern philosophy, hallucinogenic drugs, and extreme fasting, eventually landing herself in the psych ward. Meanwhile, her brother Will shrinks further into a world of self-doubt. Recently diagnosed with Aspergers and epilepsy, he’s separated from the other kids around town and is homeschooled to ensure his safety. Their father, Douglas, finds resolve in the bottom of the bottle—an addict craving his own chance to escape. Josephine struggles to maintain the family’s impeccable façade, but when a violent incident leads to a visit from child protective services, the truth about the Hursts might finally be revealed.
Written with the style, dark wit and shrewd psychological insight that made SMASHED a bestseller, Zailckas’s first novel is unforgettable. In the spirit of classic suspense novels by Shirley Jackson and Daphne DuMaurier, MOTHER, MOTHER is the terrifying and page-turning story of a mother’s love gone too far, and the introduction of a commanding new voice in fiction.
ABOUT KOREN ZAILCKAS (from Random House)
KOREN ZAILCKAS is an internationally bestselling writer, and has contributed to The Guardian, U.S. News & World Report, Glamour, Jane, and Seventeen magazine. She currently lives with her family in the Catskills mountains of New York.
GIVEAWAY DETAILS (US only)
I have one copy of Mother, Mother by Koren Zailckas to share with my readers. To enter…
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This giveaway is open to US residents only (no PO boxes) and I will draw for the winner on August 30/13. Good luck!
Source: Giveaway copy via the publisher. No compensation was received for this posting.