Newsflash, October 11

Deb Sarah’s The Opposite of Me gets a quote from author Susan Coll, whose latest book, Acceptance, was made into a Lifetime movie starring Joan Cusack: “With warmth and charm, Sarah Pekkanen brings us an endearing portrait of a young woman struggling to define herself in the looming shadow of a dazzling twin. Move over Anna Maxted and Sophie Kinsella: With this energetic debut, America now has its own bright, comic voice.”

Graduate Deb Jenny Gardiner’s memoir Winging It: A Memoir of Caring for a Vengeful Parrot Who’s Determined to Kill Me will be published by Simon Spotlight Entertainment in March 2010!

Deb Alicia’s All Come Home receives an endorsement from novelist Roland Merullo, author of A Little Love Story; In Revere, In Those Days; and Breakfast With Buddha; and winner of the Massachusetts Book Award: “Intricately plotted, peopled with quirky, small-town heroes that come alive on the page, All Come Home is a wonderful debut. Without shirking from the pain of bereavement and without wallowing in sentimentality, it offers, as a counterbalance to life’s sadness, the sweet taste of human connectedness and caring. Alicia Bessette’s novel is tender and deft and full of heart, touched with good humor and compassion, a modern hymn to friendship and love.”