Sarah from Media Muscle/The Book Trib contacted me a couple of months ago to ask if I would like to be a part of this amazing tour. Why amazing you ask? The manuscript was a semifinalist in the 2010 Amazon Breakthrough novel competition (borrowed from press release). So without further ado, Ms. Rebecca Coleman.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rebecca received her B.A. in Englishliterature from the University of Maryland at College Park and speaks towriters’ groups on the subjects of creative writing and publishing. Hermanuscript for THE KINGDOM OF CHILDHOODwas a semifinalist in the 2010 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Competition.
A New Yorker by birth, Rebecca grewup in the close suburbs of Washington, D.C. in an academic family. A year spentin Germany at age eight would later provide the basis for the protagonist’sbackground in THE KINGDOM OF CHILDHOOD. Rebecca first learned about the WaldorfSchool movement at age 14 and quickly developed a fascination with its cultureand philosophies. After studying elementary education for several years, shegraduated with a degree in English, awarded with honors.
Rebecca lives and works nearWashington, D.C. with her husband and their four young children.
ABOUT THE BOOK
2010Amazon Breakthrough Novel Competition
An utterly absorbing look at thebreakdown of a woman and a family, THE KINGDOM OF CHILDHOOD (MIRA Books,October 2011, $15.95 U.S./$18.95 CAN.) is the beautifully written novel by Rebecca Coleman that explores a relationshipbetween a teenager and a teacher as it veers from platonic to unsettlinglyforbidden territory.
THE KINGDOM OF CHILDHOOD is the story of a boy and a woman: sixteen-year-old ZachPatterson, uprooted and struggling to reconcile his knowledge of his mother’sextramarital affair, and Judy McFarland, a kindergarten teacher watching herfamily unravel before her eyes. Thrown together to organize a fundraiser fortheir failing private school and bonded by loneliness, they begin an affairthat at first thrills, then corrupts, each of them. Judy sees in Zach theelements of a young man she loved as a child, but what Zach does not realize isthat their relationship is, for Judy, only the latest in a lifetime ofdisturbing secrets. As the walls close in, Zach finds himself needing todisentangle himself from premature adulthood. But the lines between adultand child have blurred, and life and sanity are unraveling faster and further thananyone could ever have imagined.
Rebecca’s exploration of thecontroversial Waldorf School movement will make THE KINGDOM OF CHILDHOOD a much-discussed and debated novel.
THANKS TO SARAH AND MEDIA MUSCLE,
I HAVE ONE (1) BOOK TO GIVE AWAY.
THE GIVEAWAY ENTRY PAGE.
I received a copy of this book, at no charge to me,
in exchange for my honest review.
are ever sold…they are kept by me,
or given to family and/or friends.