The Branch of Hazel, a novella
On any particular day, thousands upon thousands of people pass through New York City’s Grand Central Terminal, through the whispering gallery, beneath the ceiling of stars, and past the information booth and its beckoning four-faced clock, to whatever destination is calling them. It is a place where people come to say hello and good-bye. And each person has a story to tell.
Now, ten bestselling authors inspired by this iconic landmark have created their own stories, set on the same day, just after the end of World War II, in a time of hope, uncertainty, change, and renewal….
Featuring stories from:
Melanie Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Aviator’s Wife
Jenna Blum, New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Save Us
Amanda Hodgkinson, New York Times bestselling author of 22 Britannia Road
Pam Jenoff, bestselling author of The Ambassador’s Daughter
Sarah Jio, New York Times bestselling author of Blackberry Winter
Sarah McCoy, bestselling author of The Baker’s Daughter
Kristina McMorris, New York Times bestselling author of Bridge of Scarlet Leaves
Alyson Richman, bestselling author of The Lost Wife
Erika Robuck, critically acclaimed author of Hemingway’s Girl
Karen White, New York Times bestselling author of After the Rain
With an Introduction by
Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Home Front
2014 Grand Central Book Tour Events
Saturday, March 22 | Iowa City, IA
SKYPE visit with The Secret Society of Social Readers (SSSR) book club.
Thursday, April 24 | Sam Houston State University, TX
American Literature Department discussion sponsored by Dr. Diane Dowdey.
Wednesday, May 21 | #LitChat
4:00-5:00 p.m. ET
Featured author host.
Join Twitter’s most popular literary discussion hour (#LitChat) to discuss The Baker’s Daughter. All readers, book clubs and questions invited. Have a chance to ask me anything you like and hear back in lightning tweet.
Saturday, June 28 | New York City, NY
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Posman Bookshop, Grand Central Terminal
Official Penguin Publisher Launch Party
Grand Central featuring original novellas by me, Melanie Benjamin, Jenna Blum, Amanda Hodgkinson, Pam Jenoff, Sarah Jio, Kristina McMorris, Alyson Richman, Erika Robuck, Karen White and introduction by Kristin Hannah.
✬Come join all the featured authors for a 40’s themed afternoon of drinks, chats and book signings.
Sunday, June 29 | Long Island, NY
Book Revue, 313 New York Avenue, Huntington
Grand Central book panel discussion and signing with Jenna Blum, Kristina McMorris, Alyson Richman and Karen White, moderated by literary radio show host Robin Kall.
The Grand Central Fan Page will have details of all author appearances for Grand Central across the United States this summer so ‘Like’ us and get your boogie-woogie bugles tuned up!
Monday, September 1 | Long Beach, CA
SKYPE Labor Day books & barbecue visit with the Long Beach Lit Ladies.
Friday, September 19 | Allendale, NJ
SKYPE visit with the Page Turners book club.
Tuesday, October 21 | Omaha, NE
SKYPE visit with Book It to Knowles
Monday, November 10 | Norfolk, VA
SKYPE visit with ODU’s Creative Writing MFA Thesis Colloquium students.
“Life After MFA” discussion.