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Friday, August 5, 2011

SIGNUPS CLOSED: October/November Tour: Holy Ghost Girl by Donna Johnson

Holy Ghost Girl: A MemoirHoly Ghost Girl:  A Memoir
by Donna M. Johnson
Publication Date:  October 13, 2011
Gotham Books

A compassionate, humorous story of faith, betrayal, and coming of age on the evangelical sawdust trail. 
She was just three years old when her mother signed on as the organist of tent revivalist David Terrell, and before long, Donna Johnson was part of the hugely popular evangelical preacher's inner circle. At seventeen, she left the ministry for good, with a trove of stranger-than-fiction memories. A homecoming like no other, Holy Ghost Girl brings to life miracles, exorcisms, and faceoffs with the Ku Klux Klan. And that's just what went on under the tent.

As Terrell became known worldwide during the 1960s and '70s, the caravan of broken-down cars and trucks that made up his ministry evolved into fleets of Mercedes and airplanes. The glories of the Word mixed with betrayals of the flesh and Donna's mother bore Terrell's children in one of the several secret households he maintained. Thousands of followers, dubbed "Terrellites" by the press, left their homes to await the end of the world in cultlike communities. Jesus didn't show, but the IRS did, and the prophet/healer went to prison.
Recounted with deadpan observations and surreal detail, Holy Ghost Girl bypasses easy judgment to articulate a rich world in which the mystery of faith and human frailty share a surprising and humorous coexistence.

Since this one is also on TLC Book Tours, we are going to start our tour when TLC ends.
  • Tour Dates:  October 28 - November 11
  • Tour signups will close on August 15
  • This book will be available in both PRINT (10 copies) and EBOOK (25 copies through Netgalley) formats.
  • To sign-up - please leave a comment with your name, e-mail address, blog name, format preference (print/ebook), and the date you would like to post your review (check calendar below - first come, first-serve.  Please click the arrow to move over to the correct month as it is set to August automatically).  
  • This tour is open to ALL (USA, Canada, International) book bloggers, with this caveat:
    • USA & Canada may request the print copy
    • International bloggers can only request the ebook copy


10/28/2011  --  Phantom Paragrapher
10/29/2011  --  Deco My Heart
10/30/2011  --  Laurie Here
10/31/2011  --  Colloquium
11/1/2011  --  Tiffany's Bookshelf
11/2/2011  --  Practical Frugality
11/7/2011  --  WV Stitcher
11/9/2011  --  Books in the Burbs
11/10/2011  --  StephTheBookworm
11/11/2011  --  Hippies, Beauty, and Books OH MY!


13 comments: said...

I would LOVE to read this one!
Laurie Carlson
laurieisreading at gmail dot com
Print copy please
May I please have Sunday, October 30th?
Laurie said...

Hi! It's Laurie again!
I forgot to leave my State!
I am in Michigan!
laurieisreading at gmail dot com

The Phantom Paragrapher said...

Paula Phillips
New Zealand
Ebook Copy

StephTheBookworm said...

This sounds good!

November 10th please.

Print copy.

I am in NY.

stephaniet117 at yahoo dot com

Steph from StephTheBookworm

BrendaC said...

Brenda Casto
WV Stitcher

kittycrochettwo at msn dot com

I would like to post my review on Nov.7th. I can't wait to read this one it sounds quite interesting.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to review this one. Print copy please.

Joyce.Williams2 at yahoo dot com

Amanda Welling said...

Amanda Welling
Hippies, Beauty, and Books OH MY!
Print Copy please
November 11th

Anonymous said...

Lisa Salazar
Pearland, Texas
Books in the Burbs
November 9

ok said...

tiffanyniekro at gmail dot com
Print Copy
November 1

Karen said...

Karen @Practical Frugality. I am in OK.

Could I get a print copy and post on Nov 2? Thanks!

kpuleski at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I will post my review on Oct 29th.

JHS said...

This sounds fascinating. I'll take October 31, and I will need a print copy.



jhsmail at comcast dot net

ok said...

Sorry I am a few hours late posting. Also, the linky was weird, it asked for a picture caption, and never published my name or email, so FYI mine is entry #1.

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