Monday, October 28, 2019

Giveaway - Floating in the Neversink - Andrea Simon

I love the cover of Andrea Simon's new novel Floating in the Neversink: A Novel in Stories. And what's inside sounds pretty great too! I'm today's stop on Andrea's blog tour and I have a copy of Floating in the Neversink to giveaway to one lucky reader. AND a copy of Andrea's other award-winning historical fiction novel, Esfir is Alive.

What's it about? From Black Rose Writing:

"In the summer of 1955, nine-year-old Amanda Gerber tearfully leaves her best friend, Francine, and their adventurous life on her block in Brooklyn’s Flatbush. She joins her cantankerous family on the long, hot drive to her grandmother’s home in the Catskill Mountains among the city’s Jews who flock to countless hotels and bungalow colonies in the heyday of the Borscht Belt. In the idyllic mountains, Amanda  becomes ensconced in the tumult of her extended family and their friends, often seeking solace in the woods with her beloved cousin Laura.

Through the following summers, interspersed with the heightened drama of her emotionally charged city life, Amanda faces severe tests to her survival mechanisms, including the pain of loss, abuse, and betrayal, while family secrets threaten to disrupt her life even further. A novel-in-stories, Floating in the Neversink is a testament to the power of survival, friendship, and love." Read an excerpt of Floating in the Neversink.

Andrea Simon is the author of the award-winning historical novel "Esfir Is Alive," the memoir "Bashert: A Granddaughter's Holocaust Quest," now in a new paperback edition, the novel-in-stories, "Floating in the Neversink," as well as several published stories and essays. She is the recipient of numerous literary awards, including the winner of the Ernest Hemingway First Novel Contest, two Dortort Creative Writing Awards, the Stark Short Fiction Prize, the Short Story Society Award, and the Authors in the Park Short Story Writing Contest. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the City College of New York where she has taught writing. Andrea is also an accomplished photographer, and her work has been featured in international publications and galleries. Andrea lives in New York City. @simonandrea19 (Twitter), @andreasimon (Facebook)

And if you'd like to read Floating in the Neversink and Esfir is Alive, enter for a chance to win using the Rafflecopter form below. Open to US only. Ends November 4/19.

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Danielle H. said...

I also love this cover. The premise sounds so emotional and reading from a Jewish point of view will be new for me.

traveler said...

Floating in the Neversink sounds captivating and special. The era, the Catskills and the stories interest me greatly. I visited the Catskills when I was young and had a memorable visit. This book would be a real treasure. Being Jewish this book would be meaningful and I would read it avidly and then give it to my son. Thanks.

Grandma Cootie said...

This sounds like an unusual, interesting book. Thanks for the chance to win.

Nancy P said...

Fantastic cover