Monday, May 26, 2014

"Ruin Falls"

Jenny Milchman's journey to publication took thirteen years, after which she hit the road for seven months with her family on what Shelf Awareness called "the world's longest book tour." Her debut novel, Cover of Snow, was chosen as an Indie Next and Target Pick, reviewed in the New York Times and San Francisco Journal of Books, won the Mary Higgins Clark award, and is nominated for a Barry. Milchman is also the founder of Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day and chair of International Thriller Writers' Debut Authors Program. Her second novel, Ruin Falls, just came out and she and her family are back on the road.

Milchman applied the Page 69 Test to Ruin Falls and reported the following:
From page 69:
Frustrated, Liz walked back to the bed and sat down. Sleep felt as far away as another planet…Liz removed a book from the row and flipped it open. Before she could start to read, a sheet of paper fell out.
We all keep secrets, right? We even keep them from those people closest to us. Perhaps we especially keep them from those closest to us. In this scene, Liz Daniels is in her husband’s childhood bedroom, a place she has never seen before. Her husband isn’t with her, and neither are her children.

Liz is trying to figure out why not. She will have to reconstruct her husband’s life from the meager set of clues in this room. And the first is the letter that just dropped out of one very telling book…
Learn more about the book and author at Jenny Milchman's website.

My Book, The Movie: Cover of Snow.

The Page 69 Test: Cover of Snow.

Writers Read: Jenny Milchman.

--Marshal Zeringue