Cover Reveal: The Secret Hum of a Daisy by Tracy Holczer + Giveaway (US only)
Today we're revealing Tracy Holczer's The Secret Hum of a Daisy, available May 2014 from G.P. Putnam’s Sons. But before we get to the goods, here's a message from Tracy:
I’m so excited to share the cover of my debut, THE SECRET HUM OF A DAISY! After three tries at the cover we finally got it just right and I need to shout out to Annie Ericsson at Penguin for her lovely work (and for putting up with me). HUM has been a long time coming, from the first spark of idea in short story form about twelve years ago, to the wild and bumpy adventure that is bringing a novel into the world. We’ve been through a lot together, my little book and me, and now it’s time to let it go to readers. So here’s the first step in that direction!
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Here it is!
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THE SECRET HUM OF A DAISY
by Tracy Holczer
Release date: May 1, 2014
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons
About the Book
Twelve-year-old Grace and her mother have always been their own family, traveling from place to place like gypsies. But Grace wants to finally have a home all their own. Just when she thinks she's found it her mother says it's time to move again. Grace summons the courage to tell her mother how she really feels and will always regret that her last words to her were angry ones.
After her mother's sudden death, Grace is forced to live with a grandmother she's never met. She can't imagine her mother would want her to stay with this stranger. Then Grace finds clues in a mysterious treasure hunt, just like the ones her mother used to send her on. Maybe it is her mother, showing her the way to her true home.
“Tracy Holczer’s story is a lyric about love and loss and not being able to find your future until you’ve uncovered your past.” — Richard Peck, author of Newbery winning A Year Down Yonder
Wow, I love how the origami cranes turn into real birds, which seems to reflect Grace finding her way toward a *real* home in the end. Nice touch!
About the Author
Tracy Holczer lives in Southern California with her husband, three daughters, and two rather fluffy dogs named Buster and Molly. She has a deep love for the mountains where she grew up, the lakes and rivers that criss-crossed her childhood, so she writes them into her stories. The Secret Hum of a Daisy was written in praise of both nature and family, and all that can be found there if you’re willing to hunt for treasure.
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