Tuesday, August 12, 2008

now in stores near you: TETHERED, by Amy MacKinnon


One more for the Mischief!

Long-time Ed Ass reader and commenter Amy MacKinnon's debut novel, TETHERED, hits stores today!

Amy is published by Shaye Areheart Books (a Random House imprint), a place from which many geniuses have come before (including some good friends!). I can't wait to get my hands on a copy.

Congratulations, Amy!

18 comments:

Cassandra said...

That cover is stunning! Is that a famous picture? Any idea what it's called?

Conduit said...

What a knuckle-bitingly beautiful cover! It really is gorgeous. My compliments to the designer. If I saw that in a store I would certainly pick it up for a closer look. In fact it prompted me to search on Amazon, so it definitely did its job, and the contents seem to live up to the packaging.

Conduit said...

I also checked Amy's website - excellent stuff: easy to navigate, good content, very easy on the eye. Top notch. It puts most author sites to shame. It makes my own look a little shabby by comparison, if I'm honest!

Cassandra said...

If anyone else is intrigued, I found the original photograph that the cover was made from; Weeki Wachee Springs, 1947 by Toni Frissell. Frissell was a fashion photographer and this photograph was featured in Harper's in 1947. The original is black and white.

I wish I had a copy of it in colour tho. it's sooo gorgeous!

JES said...

To appreciate the justifiable raves over the cover, it helps to see Amazon's larger version of the image. Truly a killer -- Escher-esque but in gorgeous color.

I too am looking forward to reading the book. Congratulations, Amy! (And I love the bit on your blog about not writing what you know, rather writing about what you want to know. :)

JES said...

P.S. to Cassandra -- thanks for that catch about the Frissell photo! Wikimedia's got it.

cindy said...

wow! congrats, amy!! i'll look for it in the bookstore!

moonrat said...

it is a totally spectacular cover. seriously.

Lisa said...

I was lucky enough to get an ARE and the book is incredible! I can honestly say that this is the most powerful debut I have read yet -- and I've read some very good debuts. Amy is a gifted writer and her characters are haunting and memorable. I will post a review on The Book Book as soon as I can write up something even close to worthy of this book. Larramie at Seize a Daisy did an excellent post about this book and about Amy's journey to publication last week. A must read post at http://seizeadaisy.blogspot.com/ and scroll down to August 4th.

ChrisEldin said...

Congratulations!!
And I agree about the cover--it's truly breathtaking. I'd pick it off the shelf for that alone.

Way to go!!!
:-)

pacatrue said...

Yeah, cover is great. The designer did very nice work with the original photo. And congrats, Amy.

Usman said...

I received an ARC before publication. Without being biased about my friendship with Amy, I can say that this is a great debut novel. It resonates with my own belief that books are for entertainment, but the better books take you a notch above; make you think about issues that we have heard off, but in the rush of life consigned to a corner of our minds. The central character Clara, is believable and the theme of child sex is dealt with in a very sensitive manner.
no overbearing lectures for us. Just the reminder that we need to be aware and recognise what goes on.
Highly recommended.

Eileen said...

I've been waiting for this one for a loooooong time. I called my bookstore and reserved a copy so I can pick it up later this week.

Amy MacKinnon said...

Moonie, thank you for the nod! Very sweet of you.

The moment I saw Toni Frissell's photo, I knew it had to be my cover. Then Whitney Cookman, the artistic director at Crown, did his magnificent interpretation and I was blessed with this. A dream come true.

Thanks to each of you for all of your kind comments. I wish for you a dream come true.

Ello said...

I'm late to the party! I've been in hiding working on my manuscript! Am done! Am querying! Yikes!

But Amy's book is beautiful and has been ordered and I can't wait for a quiet moment (if I ever get one) to read it!

Yeah for mischief! Hope I'm next!

solvated said...

The cover photo is also shared with the 1962 Bill Evans/Jim Hall album "Undercurrent."

Precie said...

Congratulations, Amy! I wish you much success!!

Maggie Stiefvater said...

The cover is absolutely amazing. I've already heard good buzz about the inside too.