In which Deb Kristina celebrates the release of LITTLE GIANT

tiffany coverOne test of a good book, for me, is whether I’m still thinking about it after I turn the last page. Deb Tiffany’s Little Giant of Aberdeen County passes that test with a perfect 4.0.

This is the kind of book where, when I describe it to people, their eyes get a little wider and they say, “Ooooh.” Truly Plaice is a singular heroine, a woman who can’t stop growing in a town that would seem too small to contain her, but contain it does, cruelly so, as she has few allies among Aberdeen’s narrow-minded denizens. Her beautiful sister, Serena Jane, does escape, though she leaves behind her son and her husband, the latest in a generation of town doctors — only this version has a mean streak. For the protection and care of Serena Jane’s beautiful little boy, Truly moves in with the doctor and before long, nothing is the same in Aberdeen again.

This paragraph fails to do the novel justice though, as it sprawls across the whole of Truly’s childhood, back through generations of Aberdeen doctors named Robert Morgan to the original and his reputed witch-wife, Tabitha, who lingers at the edges of the story.

None of us, I venture to say, have much in common with Truly at the outset. But you will feel her, you will walk around in her bulk and you’ll withstand the petty cruelty of a spinster schoolteacher and then you’ll get a glimpse into the life of that schoolteacher and start to understand her, because that’s another gift from Tiffany Baker is that she doesn’t content herself with a single point-of-view story or a standard omniscient narrator. Truly is somehow…both, and you’ll love her for it.

I’m so proud to be the first 2009 Debutante to kick off celebrating our first release. I urge you all to run out and grab The Little Giant of Aberdeen County right now and prepare yourself for some first-class storytelling, and a little magic, too.

Deb Kristina

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14 Replies to “In which Deb Kristina celebrates the release of LITTLE GIANT”

  1. This is so exciting! I hope your launch party is lots of fun, Tiffany. I wish we could all fly out and be there with you. Your book is wonderful and deserves every bit of the praise it’s getting from everyone.

  2. Thanks for the post Kristina, and congrats to Tiffany on her Giant release! I have not been here for a while, but am so glad I did check you all out today. Went back a few posts and made my way over to Seize a Daisy to check out what Larramie had to say too. Then I went back on some of the recent posts here and was reminded how fantastic The Debutante Ball is for EVERYONE, writers and non-writers alike.

    The advice from the last week on the road to publishing is applicable to anything a person sets their mind to want success at. I also found it particularly fantastic to be reminded of the ebbs and flows of publishing as Danielle slogs away in her writer’s room (which unfortunately currently has to share space with the elliptical machine and Finn the Dog’s Crate) working on the follow-up to “Falling Under”. And then to read today’s post from you and have all the publishing advice capped with the release week of “The Little Giant of Aberdeen County”, and be reminded of that ray of sunshine at the end of those long tunnels…gorgeous.

    Thanks again,


  3. Thanks so much guys! It’s so nice to be launching my first book with all of your support. It makes the road a lot less lonely! Hope all of your new years are off to a roaring start.

  4. How exciting! Our first debut–and it couldn’t be a finer one. But I can’t say too much. I need my material for tomorrow. 😉

    Congrats, Tiffany, and thanks to Kristina for kicking the week off!

  5. While there is magic in this story, I felt the true magic was Tiffany’s gift to write an immensely entertaining book while spreading an invaluable message. How wondrous!

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