Thursday, October 01, 2009

PICKING BONES FROM ASH is out in stores!

Picking Bones from Ash, the gorgeous debut by long-time blog friend Marie Mutsuki Mockett, is finally available in stores!

I was lucky enough to read this one in manuscript form, and loved it for reasons besides the fact that Marie's descriptions of Japan are so beautifully evocative. If you're looking for a lovely literary experience--particularly if you're interested in mother/daughter relationships--I can't recommend it highly enough. Here's what other reviewers are saying.

16 comments:

David said...

I wish her the best of luck with the book, but I have to admit that the title gives me the creeps.

Rebecca Knight said...

I love the title for that same reason :).

I'm definitely intrigued!

Lydia Sharp said...

Adding that one to my list. Thanks!

PaperbackWriter said...

The title is definitely one that would make me pick it up and look at it. I've found some interesting authors just cause a title intrigued me.

I'm not much for mom/daughter stories, but a well crafted one is sure to grab me, plus evocative descriptions of Japan.. I'm IN!

WendyCinNYC said...

Ooh, I'm all about mother/daughter relationships. I'll check it out.

Joan Mora said...

Ghosts and Japan? I'm in!

(Also, love the title.)

JES said...

The Largehearted Boy blog asks authors to develop a playlist of music which relates to their book. Here's the playlist for Picking Bones from Ash, with "liner notes" (I guess you could call them) from Marie Mutsuki Mockett.

Stuart Neville said...

Congratulations to Marie!

Kate said...
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Kate said...

And congratulations to YOU, Stuart! Now I have TWO books to pick up today.

Susan at Stony River said...

This sounds like exactly what I'd love to read. And oh hey, look at that, my birthday isn't *too* far away now. Oh no! lol

The title's intriguing; the author's name is wonderful.

Sherry Dale Rogers said...

Good luck to her and the cover is amazing, so on my to read list.

JenniferWriter said...

The cover is beautiful and haunting. Sounds like an intriguing story. Congratulations, Marie!

Marie Mutsuki Mockett said...

Hey! Thanks, everyone! And congrats to you, Stuart. In a funny way, I feel like we are publishing siblings (thanks to Moonrat) and I hope you let me know you swing through NYC next time. Because there will be a next time. ;-)

And thanks JES for pointing out the playlist. It was loads of fun for me to create.

Cat Hellisen said...

I love the title, and this book sounds like my kinda thing. Definitely adding it to the wishlist.

(word verification: losemeto. I think blogger is feeling emo today...)

Coral Press said...

Awesome! Mother-daughter storylines tend to attract a lot of readers. :)

Also, we at Coral Press love the idea of the playlist to go with the book. We've actually been working on exactly that recently: see one we made for our book Cutting Time, for example. Props to Largehearted Boy for using such a great promotional tool.