Cover Reveal: The Secret Hum of a Daisy by Tracy Holczer + Giveaway (US only)

Cover Reveal: The Secret Hum of a Daisy by Tracy Holczer + Giveaway (US only)

 

 

Yo, YABCers!

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!
 
~ Tracy

 

 

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THE SECRET HUM OF A DAISY

by Tracy Holczer
Release date: May 1, 2014
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons
ISBN: 978-0399163937
 
 

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
 
 

Our Thoughts
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!
 

b2ap3_thumbnail_NIK_5082CROP.jpgAbout 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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Giveaway Details

One US winner will receive an ARC when they are available! 

Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced on this site and in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30 days after the giveaway ends. 

During each giveaway, we ask entrants a question pertaining to the book. Here is the question they'll be answering in the comments below for extra entries:

What do you think about the cover?

 
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Vivien (website) on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 12:04

The cover is stunning!! I love the subdued colors

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The cover is stunning!! I love the subdued colors :D
Guest - Edith Cohn (website) on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 12:56

I love this cover! The cranes are so cool the way they go from paper to real & it makes me curious about the story.

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I love this cover! The cranes are so cool the way they go from paper to real & it makes me curious about the story.
Ann Stampler (website) on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 16:00

Lovely cover! I'm looking forward to reading this.

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Lovely cover! I'm looking forward to reading this.
Guest - Natasha on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 18:15

I love the cover!!
Thanks for the chance to win!

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I love the cover!! Thanks for the chance to win!
Guest - Amanda Sue on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 19:46

It's beautiful!

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It's beautiful!
Viviana Ortiz (website) on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 20:23

The cover is really beautiful, love the origami cranes, the way the represent a gift came true.

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The cover is really beautiful, love the origami cranes, the way the represent a gift came true.
Viviana Ortiz (website) on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 20:30

I mean a wish came true(Not a gift)

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I mean a wish came true(Not a gift)
Guest - Susan Girvan on Wednesday, 30 October 2013 00:02

It's a beautiful cover! I can't wait to read this story, it is already pulling at my heart!

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It's a beautiful cover! I can't wait to read this story, it is already pulling at my heart!
Samriddhi Singh (website) on Wednesday, 30 October 2013 01:11

It's so out of the blue.

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It's so out of the blue.
Guest - Caroline Starr Rose (website) on Wednesday, 30 October 2013 12:21

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! So excited for you!

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Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! So excited for you!

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