Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Release Day! All the Best People by Sonja Yoerg

Happy Release Day!!


All the Best People

All the Best People by Sonja Yoerg
Paperback, 368 pages
Published May 2nd 2017 by Berkley Books

An intricately crafted story of madness, magic and misfortune across three generations from the author of The Middle of Somewhere and House Broken...

Vermont, 1972. Carole LaPorte has a satisfying, ordinary life. She cares for her children, balances the books for the family’s auto shop and laughs when her husband slow dances her across the kitchen floor. Her tragic childhood might have happened to someone else.

But now her mind is playing tricks on her. The accounts won’t reconcile and the murmuring she hears isn’t the television. She ought to seek help, but she’s terrified of being locked away in a mental hospital like her mother, Solange. So Carole hides her symptoms, withdraws from her family and unwittingly sets her eleven-year-old daughter Alison on a desperate search for meaning and power: in Tarot cards, in omens from a nearby river and in a mysterious blue glass box belonging to her grandmother.

An exploration of the power of courage and love to overcome a damning legacy, All the Best People celebrates the search for identity and grace in the most ordinary lives.

Congrats Sonja
on the release today of
All the Best People

I have read every one of Sonja's books and have been a big fan of hers since the first one. I recently read All the Best People and I posted my thoughts a couple of days ago. I loved this one just like I have loved all of Sonja's books. She takes a difficult topic and turns it into a touching, wonderful story. I highly recommend it! 

Here are what some other people have to say about
All the Best People.

“Not just the best people, but real people: authentic, quirky and troubled. I cared for them all."
Chris Bohjalian, ​New York Times bestselling ​author of The Sleepwalker

All The Best People unfurls the truth of three generations caught in a grandmother’s mysterious madness. Yoerg spins the story of a family on the brink of collapse—writing with tenderness, grace, and truth.”
Randy Susan Meyers, bestselling author of Accidents of Marriage

“Beautifully rendered and aching in its portrayal of a mother’s slide into mental illness…Destined to be a book club favorite.”
Christopher Scotton, author of The Secret Wisdom of the Earth

“A powerful and haunting novel about betrayal and shame, acceptance and unconditional love. Book clubs will devour it.”
Barbara Claypole White, bestselling author of Echoes of Family

"A stirring tale of mothers and daughters, their secrets and their strength…a mesmerizing read."
Lynda Cohen Loigman, author of The Two-Family House

All the Best People is gorgeously written and chock-full of captivating and colorful characters. Unforgettable, your heart will break and swell in equal measure.”
Kate Moretti, New York Times bestselling author of The Vanishing Year

“Yoerg has crafted a suspenseful and poignant tale of three generations of a Vermont family whose long-held secrets threaten to devour them whole. The novel is paced so perfectly and so dense with truly unique psychological drama, readers will need to be reminded to exhale.”
Amy Impellizzeri, award-winning author of Lemongrass Hope

All the Best People is a powerful story of a family whose legacy of mental illness and betrayals nearly destroys them. Yoerg's writing keeps us on a high wire of tension as we seek salvation and hope alongside her characters.”
Holly Robinson, author of Folly Cove

"With Yoerg’s lush and moving prose, the characters are realistic and bold, yet so compassionately portrayed that I fell in love with even the most unlikable ones. This book will stay with you long after you read the last page.”
Amy Sue Nathan, author of The Good Neighbor

About the author

I grew up in Stowe, Vermont, the daughter of a ski instructor. In my first incarnation, I was a animal behaviorist who studied learning in blue jays, hyenas and kangaroo rats. I wrote a book about that. Now I make stuff up.

My first two novels (House Broken and Middle of Somewhere) were published in 2015 by Penguin. My third, All the Best People, will be out in May 2017. I'm very excited about it, but then again, I get excited about a lot of things.

When I'm not writing or pretending to be writing, I run, garden, cook, eat, drink wine, then run some more. My husband and I live in central Virginia with a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It's quiet and pretty, like Vermont.

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