Tuesday, October 21, 2014

True Stories Tour: Alice + Freda Forever and Daisy to the Rescue with Giveaway...

True Stories Fall Blog Tour

Are you eager for some true stories to curl up by the fire with this fall? Then you are in luck because Zest Books has those in spades! Whether you're into heroic animal stories, the dark side of love, or the trials of growing up, these true stories have it all...

Author: Alexis Coe
Release date: October 7, 2014
Published by: Zest Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

In 1892, America was obsessed with a teenage murderess, but it wasn't her crime that shocked the nation - it was her motivation. Nineteen-year-old Alice Mitchell planned to pass as a man and marry seventeen-year-old Freda Ward, but when their love letters were discovered, they were forbidden to ever speak again. 

Desperate and isolated, Alice pilfered her father's razor, and on a cold winter's day, she slashed her ex-fiancee's throat. Now more than 120 years later, their tragic but true story is being told with over 100 illustrated love letters, maps, artifacts, historical documents, newspaper articles, courtroom proceedings, and intimate, domestic scenes - painting a vivid picture of a sadly familiar world. 

Alexis Coe is a columnist at The Awl and The Toast. She has contributed to The Atlantic Slate, The Millions, The Hairpin, LA Weekly, The Bay Citizen, Mission at Tenth, The Paris Review Daily, Los Angeles Review of Books and other publications. Before moving to San Francisco, she was a research curator at the New York Public Library, where she co-curated the most popular exhibition in the library's 101 years, and a project-based oral historian at the Brooklyn Historical Society.
Author: Jeff Campbell
Release date: October 7, 2014
Published by: Zest Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Rin Tin Tin, Lassie, Wonder Dog: Just a few names that come to mind when you think of heroic animals. Okay, so they might have only been television heroes, but nonetheless, in real life, animals are not only our companions but are, in many cases, true lifesavers as well. Now, DAISY TO THE RESCUE, illuminates more than 50 amazing stories of how animals not only make our lives better, but also can and do literally save our lives as well. These stories, featuring the incredible actions of pets and service animals, as well as wild animals and animals in legend and myth, will thrill the animal lover in all of us. With tales of bottlenose dolphins rescuing surfers from a great white shark, lions protecting a kidnapped girl, and a pig stopping traffic to get help for a heart attack victim, this heartwarming book of stories will inspire readers to think more about what their own animal friends might be capable of, be they pig, goat, dog, elephant, gorilla, or kangaroo.

An editor and writer for over twenty years, Jeff Campbell has specialized in books on animal intelligence and emotions. A former writer for Lonely Planet, Campbell co-authored guidebooks on Hawaii, Florida, the Southwest, and other U.S. destinations. He lives in Northern New Jersey and also teaches creative writing to students in elementary school.

Get it now:
Be sure to visit the rest of the tour stops...
Sept. 25 - Book Fidelity on Tomboy
Oct. 3 - conniewithay on Daisy to the Rescue with giveaway
Oct. 6 - The Reading Date on Tomboy with giveaway
Oct. 7 - Libby Blog on Tomboy with giveaway
Oct. 8 - The Reading Date on Alice + Freda Forever with giveaway
Oct. 9 - Book Referees on Tomboy with giveaway
Oct. 10 - Allison's Book Bag on Daisy to the Rescue & interview 
Oct. 11 - 1977books on Tomboy with giveaway & interview
Oct. 13 - Bitches n' Prose on Alice + Freda Forever with giveaway & interview
Oct. 14 - Book Fidelity on Alice + Freda Forever with giveaway
Oct. 15 - Batch of Books on Daisy to the Rescue with giveaway
Oct. 16 - River City Reading on Alice + Freda Forever with giveaway
Oct. 17 - Book-alicious Mama on Tomboy with giveaway & interview
Oct. 18 - Live to Read on Tomboy with giveaway
Oct. 19 - The Reading Vixens on Tomboy with giveaway
Oct. 20 - 1977books on Daisy to the Rescue with giveaway & interview
Oct. 21 - Libby Blog on Alice + Freda Forever and Daisy to the Rescue with giveaway
Mother Daughter Book Club on Tomboy with giveaway
Oct. 22 - Book Fidelity on Daisy to the Rescue with giveaway
Mother Daughter Book Club interview of author Liz Prince
Oct. 23 - Bumbles and Fairy-Tales on Tomboy and Daisy to the Rescue with giveaway
Oct. 24 - Hi, Miss Julie! on Daisy to the Rescue
Oct. 27 - Hi, Miss Julie! on Alice + Freda Forever and interview of author Alexis Coe
Oct. 28 - Live to Read on Daisy to the Rescue with giveaway
Oct. 29 - Live to Read on Alice + Freda Forever with giveaway
Adventures of Cecelia Bedelia on Tomboy with giveaway
Oct. 30 - Ink and Page on Tomboy with giveaway & interview
Oct. 31 - Book Referees on Alice + Freda Forever with giveaway
proseandkahn on Tomboy
Nov. 1 - The Busy Mom's Kitchen on Tomboy and Alice + Freda Forever with giveaway & interview
Good Books and Good Wine on Daisy to the Rescue with giveaway
Nov. 2 - The Reading Vixens on Alice + Freda Forever with giveaway
Nov. 3 - Bitches n' Prose on Tomboy with giveaway
sarah HANNAH gomez on Alice + Freda Forever with giveaway
Nov. 4 - Actin' Up with Books on Alice + Freda Forever with giveaway
Nov. 5 - Concert Katie on Tomboy
Nov. 6 - Beauty and the Bookshelf on Daisy to the Rescue with giveaway & interview
sarah HANNAH gomez on Tomboy with giveaway
Nov. 7 - Book-alicious Mama on Daisy to Rescue with giveaway & interview 
Nov. 8 - Not My Typewriter on Tomboy with giveaway
Nov. 10 - Book Referees on Daisy to the Rescue with giveaway
Good Books & Good Wine on Tomboy with giveaway
Nov. 11 - Actin' Up with Books on Tomboy with giveaway
Nov. 12 - The Book Rat on Tomboy and Alice + Freda Forever with giveaway
Nov. 13 - Actin' Up with Books on Daisy to the Rescue with giveaway
Nov. 14 - Book-alicious Mama on Alice + Freda Forever with giveaway & interview
Nov. 15 - You Decide: Should I Read it or Not? on Alice + Freda Forever

Must be 13 to enter and a resident of US/CAN:


No comments:

Post a Comment