Tuesday, January 29, 2008

One More Bookshelf for Today: THE LIAR'S DIARY

The trade edition of THE LIAR’S DIARY came out in trade edition today, and a bunch of authors are blogging about its release because Patry Francis is unable to do so. Unfortunately, Ms. Francis was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer a few weeks ago.
I think if you read the press release below, you'll see how interesting this story is!

When new music teacher Ali Mather enters Jeanne Cross’s quiet suburban life, she brings a jolt of energy that Jeanne never expected. Ali has a magnetic personality and looks to match, drawing attention from all quarters. Nonetheless, Jeanne and Ali develop a friendship based on their mutual vulnerabilities THE LIAR’S DIARY (Plume / February 2008 / ISBN 978-0-452-28915-4 / $14.00) is the story of Ali and Jeanne’s friendship, and the secrets they both keep.Jeanne’s secrets are kept to herself; like her son’s poor report card and husband’s lack of interest in their marriage. Ali’s secrets are kept in her diary, which holds the key to something dark: her fear that someone has been entering her house when she is not at home. While their secrets bring Jeanne and Ali together, it is this secret that will drive them apart. Jeanne finds herself torn between her family and her dear friend in order to protect the people she loves.A chilling tour of troubled minds, THE LIAR’S DIARY questions just how far you’ll go for your family and what dark truths you’d be willing to admit—even to yourself.ABOUT THE AUTHORPatry Francis is a three-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize whose work has appeared in the Tampa Review, Colorado Review, Ontario Review, and the American Poetry Review. She is also the author of the popular blogs, simplywait.blogspot.com and waitresspoems.blogspot.com. This is her first novel. Please visit her website at www.patryfrancis.com.

If you’d like to buy this book, Penguin Group USA is giving a 15% discount off the paperback edition if you buy it online from us.penguingroup.com until 2/15/2008. Here’s how you get that discount: on the shopping cart page, enter PATRY in the 'coupon code' field and click “update cart” to activate it.

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