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Pitch Wars Mentor Book Spotlight and Giveaway with Lisa Lewis Tyre!

Thursday, 18 August 2016  |  Posted by Heather Cashman

Lisa Tyre

Lisa Lewis Tyre

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Lisa Lewis Tyre grew up in a small town in Tennessee surrounded by her crazy family and neighbors. She learned early on that not every child had a pet skunk, a dad that ran a bar in the front yard, or a neighbor that was so large his house had to be torn down to get him out. What else could she do but write? She is currently working on her 2nd novel, EIGHT DAY DAUGHTER (Nancy Paulsen Books), releasing Spring, 2017.

 

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LAST IN A LONG LINE OF REBELS

Lou might be only twelve, but she’s never been one to take things sitting down. So when her Civil War-era house is about to be condemned, she’s determined to save it—either by getting it deemed a historic landmark or by finding the stash of gold rumored to be hidden nearby during the war. As Lou digs into the past, her eyes are opened when she finds that her ancestors ran the gamut of slave owners, renegades, thieves and abolitionists. Meanwhile, some incidents in her town show her that many Civil War era prejudices still survive and that the past can keep repeating itself if we let it. Digging into her past shows Lou that it’s never too late to fight injustice, and she starts to see the real value of understanding and exploring her roots.

* “Accomplished debut. . . . Strong secondary characters, including Lou’s thrice-divorced flirtatious grandmother, help build the strong sense of small-town community. Tyre masterfully weaves historical details into Lou’s discoveries in ways that never feel facile, while deftly and satisfyingly resolving past and present puzzles.”Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

Selected as a “Books All Young Georgians Should Read” by the Georgia Center for the Book, 2016

 

Giveaway!
 
Winner receives an Amazon or Barnes and Noble ebook.

Make a comment to enter. After 24 hours, Lisa will contact the winner.

(Winner chosen using random.org via the comments.)

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