We are delighted to welcome Gold Book to our growing list of foreign publishers for The Book of Names.
Our thriller, THE ILLUMINATION, was published in January, 2009, by St. Martin's Press, and by Rowholt in Germany in December, 2008.
Natalie Landau, a museum curator with an expertise in Mesopotamian protective amulets and magical beliefs, has received a puzzling gift from her sister Dana--a necklace with a blue evil eye pendant on it. The Evil Eye is a symbol of protection common throughout the world, with a history connecting it to many religions.
St. Martin's Griffin imprint will publish the trade paperback edition of Unto the Daughters on July 8, 2008. Academicians and book clubs will especially appreciate the inclusion of Readers' Guide questions at the back of the book.
Aside from its nomination for a 2008 Michigan Notable Book Award, I am most proud that Unto the Daughters will be included in the first history of Michigan's Italians, currently being researched and written by an anthropologist with Italian and Michigan roots.
We are thrilled to announce that Romania has become the nineteeth country to acquire translation rights to The Book of Names, and Greece brings the total to twenty.
Check your local or online bookseller for your copy now! Happy reading!
Fourteen years after learning about my great-aunt Francesca, I drove out to the island where she was murdered with Detroit News reporter, Susan Whitall. The News' videographer, David Coates, and photographer, Donna Terek, recorded the emotional visit to Detroit's Belle Isle -- my first in more than two decades.
Whitall's front-page story, which appeared in The Detroit News on November 10, 2007, is reprinted below, with the permission of The Detroit News. You may also access the story, together with the accompanying video and photo gallery directly from The Detroit News site.