In the Post: Trigiani and Winchester

Sorry, I've been a bit lax on the "In the Post" front, but here's what Harper sent last week:

Adriana Trigiani, All the Stars in the Heavens

Book blurb: "Adriana Trigiani, the New York Times bestselling author of the blockbuster epic The Shoemaker's Wife, returns with her biggest and boldest novel yet -- a spellbinding tale based on a true story and filled with her signature elements: family ties, artistry, romance, and adventure. Set during the gold age of Hollywood, All the Stars in the Heavens captures the luster, drama, power, and secrets that could only thrive in the studio system -- viewed through the lives of an unforgettable cast of players creating magic on the screen and behind the scenes."

Publishing date: 10/13/2015
First print run: not listed

This is Trigiani's 14th novel and 16th book. Big Stone Gap (2001) was her debut novel. It got mixed reviews with her writing style likened to Fannie Flag's. Still, she's doing something right if she's published 16 titles. Not really collectible, but maybe good for some light, escapist reading.

Simon Winchester, Pacific

Book blurb: "Following his acclaimed Atlantic and The Men Who United the States, New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester offers an enthralling biography of the Pacific Ocean and its role in the modern world, exploring our relationship with this imposing force of nature."

Publishing date: 10/27/2015
First print run: not listed
9-city author tour: Albuquerque, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Porthland (OR), San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, DC, plus publisher tipped in signed copies available.

Starred review from Kirkus.

Winchester's first book was In Holy Terror: Reporting the Ulster Troubles (1974). Pacific is his 23rd book.

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