Looking for a few more Canadian blog tour hosts for THE WHIRLING GIRL -- "a fairy tale for adults" by award-winning author Barbara Lambert
In THE WHIRLING GIRL by Barbara Lambert (Cormorant Books, ISBN-10 177086932, July 2012), you’ll be introduced to the captivating Clare Livingston. As a child, botanical artist Clare was enthralled by her uncle’s tales of lost civilizations. Now, after years of estrangement, she has unexpectedly inherited his property in Italy.
She travels to the hill town of Cortona, hoping to find the meaning of this disturbing gift, left by the uncle who fled his family when she was a teen. Instead she is swept up in a world of archaeological intrigue where new friends and lovers reveal suspect aims. Her evasions lead her along a twisting path until -- as even her ability to paint is compromised -- and she is forced into an excavation of her own complex history.
Rich in detail, set against a dazzling landscape whose hills still shelter secrets from Etruscan times, The Whirling Girl abounds in vibrant characters and fast-paced mystery as it explores the layered nature of desire, and asks what really are the conditions that foster art, or love -- or the unearthing of civilization’s buried stories.
Advance Praise for The Whirling Girl
“Fast moving and full of Italian sun, The Whirling Girl tours the reader -- in passages of beautiful prose -- through Etruscan tombs and the love-life of its quirky heroine.
-- Katherine Govier, author of The Ghost Brush
“Sexy and sophisticated The Whirling Girl is like a fairytale for grownups. The hero, rich and besotted, lives in a castle; the setting, golden Tuscany, is bewitching; the adventure, a search for Etruscan treasure, is exhilarating. But it’s the sly, wry heroine -- lovely and messy and flawed and true -- who provides the real enchantment, undermining our expectations and exceeding them at the same time.
-- Annabel Lyon, author of The Golden Mean
About the Author:
Barbara Lambert’s previous work includes A Message for Mr. Lazarus (2000) and The Allegra Series (1999). She has won the Danuta Gleed Award for Best First Collection of Short Fiction and the Malahat Review Novella Prize, and been a finalist for the Ethel Wilson Prize and the Journey Prize. Lambert has lived in Vancouver, Ottawa, Barbados, and Cortona, Italy, where she stayed in a 500-year-old mill house and researched Etruscan archaeology. She now resides in Penticton, B.C. Learn more about Barbara at www.BarbaraLambert.com. You can read a preview of THE WHIRLING GIRL at ow.ly/c0Wlq
We are planning a blog tour for THE WHIRLING GIRL to take place in September. We’d love for you to join us (based on your availability, of course -- if September is too soon we will work with your schedule)! We’re offering a copy for review as well as a giveaway for your readers. Of course, Barbara is available for guest post or q&a. Please let us know if you’re interested. We look forward to hearing from you. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, including your blog's URL and a little bit about your readership. Thanks!