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6/25/12

GIVEAWAY- Q&A with ALMA KATSU author of The Reckoning @gallerybooks @almakatsu

PLEASE WELCOME ALMA KATSU TO BOOKHOUNDS!






1. What is the first book you remember reading by yourself as a child?

I don't know if it was the first, but a picture book called HIGH, WIDE AND HANDSOME stands out in memory. It was based on a folktale from Africa or Indonesia--some place that would've seemed exotic to child fifty years ago--about three creatures (a monkey, a pig and I forget the third) who make a bet with a stranger to see which of them can tell the tallest tale. Being a storyteller now, this story is near and dear to my heart. I think I started reading by myself when I was pretty young because my mother, who is Japanese, didn't read English and my father wasn't one for books, but somehow I devoured a lot of picture books.


2. What are you reading right now?

I'm reading HIDE ME AMONG THE GRAVES, Tim Powers' latest novel, on my NOOK. I have BRING UP THE BODIES by Hilary Mantel waiting on my iPod. I adored WOLF HALL and can't wait to get into this one, but I only listen to audiobooks on long car trips.


3. How does your garden grow?

If you mean my real garden, is grows rather poorly as I ignore the outdoors as much as possible. We only have a tiny bit of yard surrounding our house and it's completely out of control. The next step is to move into a hotel and have no yard work whatsoever. (That's my husband's suggestion, by the way.)


4. What is the last thing you Googled?

I wish I could remember. It was something really esoteric. Before that, I was doing research on the Boxer Rebellion for a chapter in The Descent, the last book in the trilogy. I was shocked to find out that there's a band called the Boxer Rebellion. They're probably wildly popular, aren't they? That's how out of touch I am.

5. What makes you cringe?

Listening to myself speak. 







Book Description

June 19, 2012 The Taker Trilogy
A love triangle spanning 200 years...Alma Katsu takes readers on a breathtaking journey through the landscape of the heart."New York Times" bestselling author Scott Westerfeld ("Leviathan") praises Alma Katsu's "The Taker" as, "a centuries-spanning epic that will keep you turning pages all night. This marvelous debut is a thinking person's guilty pleasure." And Keith Donohue ("The Stolen Child") says, ""The Taker" is a frighteningly compelling story about those most human monsters--desire and obsession. It will curl your hair and keep you up late at night."

Now Alma Katsu delivers the highly anticipated follow-up to her haunting novel about an immortal woman learning firsthand that the heart wants what the heart wants...no matter how high the stakes. Fans of "The Taker" can finally indulge in their next juicy fix with the second book of the trilogy, "The Reckoning." In this gripping, pulse-pounding supernatural sequel, discover what happens to Lanny, Luke, Adair--and Jonathan. "The Reckoning" picks up where "The Taker" leaves off, following Lanny on her path to redemption--and creating a whole new level of suspense.

 Details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Gallery Books (June 19, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451651805
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451651805
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Contest ends on 7.9.12 Winner will be chosen by Random.org on 7.10.12
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  1. The Taker is physically sitting in my TBR pile right now! Thanks for the info and chance to win The Reckoning!
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