ANNOUNCEMENTS

We have added two volunteers to the site - Heather and Tiffany! Thanks for your dedication to the site, ladies! We appreciate your help!

We are happy to announce that we have brought linkys back to the tours. Instead of posting your links to your reviews in the comments, please use the linky for the specific tour (when available). We are in the process of adding these to all tours (except closed ones), so if there isn't a linky, then please do use the comments to link your review. Thanks!




Sunday, August 1, 2010

Up From the Blue


Author:  Susan Henderson
Publication Date:  September 21, 2010
Publisher:  Harper

ARC Donated By:  Jen (Crazy-for-Books)

When Tillie Harris goes into labor with her first child, nothing is right. Her husband is away on business, the boxes in her new home aren’t unpacked, and the telephone isn’t even connected yet. Forced to reach out to her estranged father for help, their first contact in years, Tillie must face the painful memories she’s been running from since she was a little girl—the memories of her own mother and the year that changed everything.

As a child, Tillie’s home was a manic and messy world with her mother, Mara, at its center. While some days brought dancing, dress-up, and laughter, others became long hours of listening to Mara cry, depressed and unable get out of bed. When Tillie’s father takes a top job at the Pentagon and forces the family to move, and as Mara’s worsening condition can no longer be ignored, Tillie’s life spirals out of control.

When the family arrives at their new home in Washington, Tillie’s mother has vanished—a stunning development made even more disorienting by her father’s refusal to discuss what happened. As he tries to impose a new, orderly pattern to family life, Tillie’s fertile imagination attempts to fill in the missing gaps, inventing elaborate narratives about what might have happened, and about her father’s culpability. But when the veil is lifted and the mystery revealed, Tillie discovers that the truth behind her mother’s disappearance is far more complicated than she could have imagined.

  • Tour Sign-ups Open to USA Residents; Leave your name, e-mail and STATE abbreviation in the comments.
  • 7 DAY LIMIT PER PERSON
  • Make sure to fill out the Blogger Sign-Up Form

  • Participants
  • Betty - DONE
  • Tiffany - DONE
  • Stephanie - DONE
  • Heather - DONE
Reviews

    15 comments:

    StephTheBookworm said...

    I'd like to read this.

    NY

    Betty: Reflections with Coffee said...

    Me too.
    Betty (TN)

    ham1299 said...

    Heather (Proud Book Nerd)
    proudbooknerd@gmail.com
    IL

    Tiffany Harkleroad said...

    Tiffany Pa tiffanyniekro at gmail dot com

    Betty: Reflections with Coffee said...

    mailed Up From the Blue
    DC 0309 3220 0001 1936 4483

    Tiffany Harkleroad said...

    Got this today, this is my third tour book received this week :( I hope very much to start reading by Thursday.

    Tiffany Harkleroad said...

    mailed out today!
    DC 0309 3220 0002 4086 8799

    Here is my review
    http://tiffanysbookshelf.blogspot.com/2010/09/up-from-blue-by-susan-henderson.html

    StephTheBookworm said...

    Forgot to leave a message... sorry about that... this arrived on Tuesday or Wednesday.

    StephTheBookworm said...

    I am mailing this out on Monday. Hope you don't mind - my mom is reading it right now!

    Anyways, here is my review. What a great book!

    http://stephthebookworm.blogspot.com/2010/11/review-up-from-blue-by-susan-henderson.html

    StephTheBookworm said...

    Here is the Dc :

    0309 2880 0001 6055 1381

    Betty: Reflections with Coffee said...

    Here's my review on Goodreads
    http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7907787-up-from-the-blue?format=html&page=14#other_reviews

    Betty: Reflections with Coffee said...

    a better link:

    http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/132372484

    ham1299 said...

    Received today

    ham1299 said...

    mailed today. DC: 03091140000075132127

    ham1299 said...

    My Review:

    http://proudbooknerd.com/2010/12/07/review-up-from-the-blue/

    Post a Comment

    Joining a tour? Please make sure you completed the Blogger Signup form and read all the rules!