Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Lace Reader launches...

The buzz has been building around The Lace Reader for months, and it's here! It's here! It's here. Today is the day that this great novel, set in Salem hits bookshelves nationwide. Have you gotten your copy yet?

The book is the People Magazine pick of the week. The New York Times and The Washington Post both reviewed the book this past weekend, The Salem Gazette ran a piece on the book and author Brunonia Barry on July 18, and The Salem News and The Boston Globe have featured the The Lace Reader, Brunonia Barry, and Salem in today's editions.

There are two videos featured on salem.org/lacereader. The "theatrical" trailer for the book, and an interview with Brunonia Barry about The Lace Reader, its characters, and Salem. You will also find information about and a link to The Lace Reader sweepstakes - you can enter to win a weekend in Salem!

I hope this novel inspires you to visit Salem, to revisit some of your favorite sites that Towner and Rafferty mention or patronize, to perhaps seek out Ann Chase's shop - which is fictitious, but you will find elements in Artemesia Botanicals, Pyramid Books, Nu Aeon, and others - on Pickering Wharf. Follow the walking map through Towner's Salem and enjoy this very real city that is home to Brunonia Barry's most interesting characters!

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