I hope you’ll forgive a just little bit of trumpet-blowing. Can I use the cover of the book as an excuse?
Since I put up this blog post about my lovely galleys a couple of days ago, several people have written to ask me what is written half way down the page, between my name and the cornet full of notes – the words are too small to read from the photograph.
It is the blurb of all blurbs, is what.
It’s from Sara Gruen, superstar author of the gajillion-selling WATER FOR ELEPHANTS (now, as they say, a major motion picture) and more recently APE HOUSE. Here is what the lovely Sara said (and yes, I am blushing somewhat as I type this):
“This lush, epic tale of one family’s journey from immigrant to Good Americans had me alternately laughing and crying, but always riveted. It’s a rich, rare treat of a book, and Alex George is a first-rate talent.”
Still. Pinching. Self.
(And thank you, Sara.)