Bowled over to be able to say that The Homecoming is a National Bestseller in Canada its first week out!
It’s at the #4 spot on the fiction list in both the Toronto Star and Globe and Mail.
Massive thanks to all who read and bought and nudged friends and others to do the same. Drinks on me!
The Homecoming‘s first newspaper review is in The Globe and Mail, and it’s terrific!
“One assumes the book was written beneath a full moon…Pyper’s petrifying imagination comes through in the details…The Homecoming creates a battle between the reader’s faith in what they know about their own histories and the leery possibility of treachery emerging out of nowhere. Pyper’s craftsmanship knows no limit when it comes to making the reader confront their own inescapable fears.”
I’d link to the full review but it requires a subscription. By all means please check it out if you have one!
Here’s an exciting way to start the day: The Homecoming has been given a Starred Review in Publishers Weekly.
The Homecoming – Publishers Weekly
Once again I find myself in hearty agreement with the CBC, this time on their selection of The Homecoming among eight new books you ought to read this month.
Check out the list here:
Eight Books to Read in February
Wow! Another list of recommended books to read in 2019 has come out with The Homecoming on it, which of course makes it a very fine and accurate list indeed!
This one comes from the CBC, our national broadcaster and supporter of all things bookish, which gladdens my heart all the more.
Check out the whole list here:
CBC List of Books to Read in 2019
It’s exciting to know that book people – the ones who read and review for a living – are looking forward to something new from you. As is the case of Deborah Dundas, Books Editor at the Toronto Star.
Here’s the Star’s list of the Top 20 Picks to Read in 2019.
Toronto Star – Top 20 Reading Picks for 2019
Happy New Year!
Back from an amazing, friend and family-filled holidays to work, stuff I neglected and tried to forget about from the past several weeks, more work…but also some great news.
Chatelaine Magazine has selected The Homecoming among its Buzziest Books for 2019!
Chatelaine – Buzziest Books of 2019
The publication of The Homecoming is only a little more than three months away! The lead-up to a book appearing in the world is always a strange way of experiencing time. It’s forever away…forever…then suddenly it’s TOMORROW. I’m excited about this one in particular because it touches on some issues that are important to me (and all of us, I think). I wanted to write a psychological thriller about family that also said something about larger issues, both of political and personal dimensions.
Part of the run-up to Publication Day (if you’re lucky) is seeing the blurbs that will appear on the book’s jacket. I’m always grateful when a colleague takes the time to read and say something insightful about the work. Over and above the promotional aspects, it eases some of the doubts one has before the thing you’ve been working on is well and truly “out there.” The first comment I saw for The Homecoming was from Lisa Gabriele, an amazing writer who has written highly varied kinds of books in her career, most recently neo-gothic suspense in The Winters, a highly recommended re-imaginging of duMaurier’s Rebecca. Check it out.
Here’s what Lisa had to say about The Homecoming:
“Part macabre family drama, part chilling dystopian nightmare, The Homecoming is the kind of story that could only spring from the darkest imagination. Pyper is a master of the artful thriller, and Belfountain, the mysterious mansion at the centre of this terrifying novel, might be one of the most eerily realized hellscapes ever. The last page is a jaw-dropper.” – Lisa Gabriele, bestselling author of The Winters
Here it is! The cover for my new novel, The Homecoming!
It’s out everywhere in the English-speaking world February 26, 2019. But pre-ordering totally allowed. Wise, in fact.