While things have gotten rather exciting around here on the books and work front, none of it is stuff I’m permitted to announce yet. But I wanted to provide an update on my summer in any case, which has basically involved me doing everything in my power to maximize my time looking at this.
It’s that time of year when you lurch from your job to whatever summer holidays you’ve carved out and find yourself plagued by a single question: What do I read?
Well, the CBC has a list for that. And The Homecoming is on it. Check it out here:
CBC Summer Reads
It’s early days, but I’ve received some invitation to come and talk, read or teach in places over the coming months. You can check out changes on the Readings & Appearances page. If you see that I’m barreling into your town it would be great to see you, meet you, or field your questions about pretty damn near anything.
Talking The Homecoming, handling big plot twists, teasing the TV adaptation of the novel, and how hot showers help fend off writer’s block…all on The Morning Show!
Global Morning Show – The Homecoming
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