Friday, April 6, 2012

Book Talk: In Leah’s Wake by Terri Giuliano Long: A 2011 Book Club Pick: Now $0.99

In Leah's WakeVery true to life story that anyone who is raising or raised teenagers could definitely relate to and see themselves, as parents, in almost the same type of situations.” ~ Donna Dowd, Amazon Reviews

Hello Digital Book Today readers. Today we are featuring a novel that has been the center of discussion for the past year. In Leah’s Wake by Terri Giuliano Long has been a staple in book clubs during the past year and is now available for $0.99. In Leah’s Wake is rated 3.5 stars and is the type of rating you would come to expect from a book club selection. Why? Because book club books are designed to make the reader think. To feel emotion. To put yourself into the story. To discuss the book. A great book club book never has all of its members in agreement about the book.
In Leah’s Wake is a dramatic contemporary novel about the average suburban family. The Tyler family seemed to have it all, a life of promise and privilege, and a life, not too unlike my own. Until suddenly, they find themselves drowning in the wake of Leah’s tumultuous teenage transformation.“ ~ Emily, Amazon reviews

How good of the author to show that even a mother whose profession it is to train other parents how to get on the right track, can make such mistakes in her private life. I can fully recommend this book, and I hope Terri Giuliano-Long is inspired to write another book.” ~ Michael Kors, Amazon Reviews

Book Description: BOOK BUNDLZ BOOK CLUB PICK – 2011 FAVORITES, FIRST PLACE: Their intentions, however misguided at times, had always been good. Stereotypes lead us to believe that teenage rebellion is produced by single parent homes or other variations of dysfunctional families. But in In Leah’s Wake, Zoe and Will Tyler are both two hardworking parents that love their two daughters fiercely. But even that doesn’t stop their Leah Tyler from attempting to break free and make it on her own. If there s one thing we can learn something from In Leah’s Wake, is that there is no formula for rebellion. A home with two working parents with great intentions can still produce rebellion. A girl with great grades, athletic talent, scholarships on the table and other variables that point towards a great future can still be jeopardy. Her boyfriend is bad news and everyone but Leah can see this. Through, smoking, experimenting with drugs and skipping classes, Leah goes down a spiral that destroys everything she s ever worked for. It even threatens to destroy her family. I strongly recommend In Leah’s Wake. This is a story that will stay with you for days and weeks. The no, not my daughter idea will be stripped away forever. It s also a reminder that when one daughter goes astray, we must never forget about the other children. The Tyler’s are the average family with two hard working parents and younger a sister that adores the eldest. They could be the family next door. They could even be your own. You ll want to round up this family and help them out. You’ll want to force feed Leah some common sense. You ll be hooked with In Leah’s Wake.. … Read more on Amazon.

About the Author:
Terri Giuliano Long grew up in the company of stories both of her own making and as written by others. Books offer her a zest for life’s highs and comfort in its lows. She’s all-too-happy to share this love with others as a novelist and as a lecturer at Boston College.
While her passion lies in the written word, Terri’s primary inspiration comes from her interest in existential philosophy and her observations of people and human nature. Her stories expand upon the subtle truths and what-ifs of everyday life. No matter where her stories journey, they always tie back to the family–the ways we love yet, in loving, too often hurt one another, the grief, the sorrow, the revelation, and the joy. Terri’s goal is to offer lasting hope and deep emotional connection in a compact and entertaining package.
Her life outside of books is devoted to her family. In her spare time, she enjoys walking, traveling to far-flung places, and meeting interesting people. True to her Italian-American heritage, she’s an enthusiastic cook and she loves fine wine and good food. In an alternate reality, she could have been very happy as an international food writer.

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Grab yourself a copy of In Leah’s Wake today on Amazon.
In Leah’s Wake” was a realistic and disturbing journey of an upwardly mobile modern family that has stayed with me.” ~ Mary L. Laudien, Amazon Reviews
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