Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Anita Shreve's Testimony released in hardback 10/21

jennifer rudolph walshJennifer Rudolph Walsh client and bestselling author Anita Shreve takes us into a world upended by the consequences of a single action.

At Avery Academy, a prestigious New England boarding school, the headmaster finds himself in possession of a videotape — a disaster in a small package. More shocking than the sexual acts recorded on the tape are the ages of the students. One girl is just fourteen.

A Pandora's box, the tape unleashes a storm of shame and recrimination throughout the small community. The men and women, teenagers and adults, involved in the scandal speak out to relate the events of that night and their aftermath. Mike Bordwin, the headmaster, struggles to contain the scandal before it destroys the school forever. Silas Quinney, a well-liked local boy, grapples with the tremendous consequences of his mistakes. Anna, his mother, confronts her own forbidden temptations. And Sienna, an enigmatic and troubled young woman, tries to put her past behind her.

For all the tape reveals, it provokes more questions than it answers. How could this have happened? Who is to blame? And can the fallout be contained or will the mistakes of one foolish moment ruin the futures of everyone involved? As the chorus of voices rises to a crescendo, it reveals the surprising truth of what happened that night, and how the lives touched by these events will be forever transformed.

Writing with a pace and intensity surpassing even her greatest work, Anita Shreve brings us a gripping emotional drama with the impact of a thriller. No one more compellingly explores the dark impulses that sway the lives of seeming innocents, the needs and fears that drive ordinary men and women into intolerable dilemmas, or the ways in which our best intentions can lead to our worst transgressions.

Click here to visit Anita Sheve's website

Friday, October 17, 2008

Secret Life of Bees

jennifer rudolph walshJennifer Rudolph Walsh's youtube channel now featuring the Secret Life of Bees film trailer. Check it out; the film is in theaters now.

The film is based on Sue Monk Kidd's beautiful, critically-acclaimed and best-selling novel.

View Sue Monk Kidd's website


Living on a peach farm in South Carolina with her harsh, unyielding father, Lily Owens has shaped her entire life around one devastating, blurred memory--the afternoon her mother was killed, when Lily was four. Since then, her only real companion has been the fierce-hearted, and sometimes just fierce, black woman Rosaleen, who acts as her "stand-in mother."

When Rosaleen insults three of the deepest racists in town, Lily knows it's time to spring them both free. They take off in the only direction Lily can think of, toward a town called Tiburon, South Carolina--a name she found on the back of a picture amid the few possessions left by her mother.

There they are taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters named May, June, and August. Lily thinks of them as the calendar sisters and enters their mesmerizing secret world of bees and honey, and of the Black Madonna who presides over this household of strong, wise women. Maternal loss and betrayal, guilt and forgiveness entwine in a story that leads Lily to the single thing her heart longs for most...

Monday, October 13, 2008

Gossip Girl, The Carlyles #2 : You Just Can’t Get Enough by Cecily Von Ziegesar

jennifer rudolph walshJennifer Rudolph Walsh client Cecily von Ziegesar's Gossip Girl, The Carlyles #2: You Just Can't Get Enough was released on paperback October 7!

From the Publisher:
After a whirlwind first week on the Upper East Side, the Carlyles have made their mark on Manhattan's Golden Mile. Owen is new BFFs with Rhys Sterling, but what will happen when they both fall for the same girl? Baby stole resident it girl Jack Laurent's boyfriend...and then Avery stole Jack's popularity. Now Jack is on the warpath, and she wants nothing more than to send the Carlyle girls packing their Louis Vuitton trunks. Is the UES big enough for all their drama?

Author Biography
Cecily von Ziegesar has always lived in New York City. She's already working on her next Gossip Girl: The Carlyles novel coming in May 2009, as well as her next It Girl, so be careful of what you do or say and who you're seen with...

Check out the Official Gossip Girl Book Site here.