HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SECOND NOVEL: Julie Kibler’s bestselling debut, Calling Me Home, was a popular book club pick as well as a February 2013 Indie Next Pick, and the original paperback version continues to sell very well. Home for Erring and Outcast Girls combines Kibler’s familiarity with her setting and characters with a clever, riveting plot that her fans have been waiting for.
UNIQUE AND EXTENSIVELY RESEARCHED SETTING/STORY: Kibler grounds her readers in the particularly charged territory of Texas in the early 1900s and brings to thrilling life the true and deeply human story of a women’s refuge that will resonate especially well with contemporary readers.
THE PRESENT/PAST DUAL STORYLINE IS VERY SUCCESSFUL: Like recent successes The House Girl, The Violets of March, and The Baker’s Daughter, this novel weaves the story of a woman today with a fascinating and high-stakes look into the past lives of two remarkable women. This formula works especially well in book clubs.
AUTHOR IS WELL-CONNECTED IN WOMEN’S FICTION CIRCLES: Kibler is active in writing communities and has a huge number of supportive fans, both in writers—namely Lisa Wingate, Kristin Hannah, and Christina Baker Kline—and readers alike.
CROSS PROMOTION: Simultaneous publication with the Crown hardcover.
Advance praise for Home for Erring and Outcast Girls:
“A world in which young, single mothers had few options—and even fewer advocates—comes to life in Julie Kibler’s skilled hands. Based on the history of the Berachah Industrial Home in Arlington, Texas, Home for Erring and Outcast Girls deftly reimagines the wounded women who came seeking a second chance and a sustaining hope. Their lives are raw and heartbreaking, their struggles an answer to a timeless question: Can friendship heal us after the world has broken us?”—Lisa Wingate, author of Before We Were Yours
“Home for Erring and Outcast Girls is a moving tale of friendship and resilience. It is the story of three different women, each of them betrayed and abandoned, and the ways in which they find their way home. Emotional. Raw. Compelling. Julie Kibler writes with skill, compassion, and grace.”—Ariel Lawhon, author of I Was Anastasia
“Julie Kibler explores with splendid insight what it’s like to feel exiled from the very people you thought would stand by you and for you no matter what, and that sometimes home is not the place where you were raised but rather the place where you found the strength to rise up out of despair. Memorable and surprising and hopeful.”—Susan Meissner, bestselling author of The Last Year of the War
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