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.)
What a wonderful blurb! No kidding about the pinching; I’d be black and blue! Huge congratulations 🙂
Wow! I’d be pinching and blushing, and gushing… Congratulations, Alex. This is great news and definitely worth trumpeting.
Thank you, Julia and Melissa! You’re both very kind.
When I saw the post about the galleys arriving, I wondered what was written between your name and the graphic. I figured it was a blurb, but can only imagine what it it must be like to have somebody who handles past times in American history so well to recognize that in A GOOD AMERICAN and all the other stuff that makes a good book great. Congratulations!
That is fantastic, Alex! I think horn tooting is completely justified. 🙂 Can’t wait to read it.
Alex, that is fantastic! I was wondering who wrote your blurb. I can’t wait to read it!