Thursday, September 11, 2008

PW gives THE FACE a starred review

I am stunned. 

Publisher's Weekly is THE industry trade magazine, read mostly by booksellers, but their reviews are used by and other online book outlets.  It's often difficult to get a PW review, and their reviewers, being avid readers, do not write "puff pieces."  

THE FACE, which releases in November, just received a starred review in PW.  I have NEVER received a star before, and at this moment I feel like I've just been handed a Pulitzer or something.  :-)  Somebody pinch me.   

God is good.  

Here's the review, if you're interested: 

The Face Angela Hunt. Mira, $6.99 (384p) ISBN 978-0-7783-2727-1

Compelling characterization is the driving force behind this enthralling story of hope. Born without facial features due to Treacher Collins syndrome, declared legally dead and signed over to a secret CIA program as an infant, 20-year-old Sarah Sims has spent her entire life hidden from the mainstream world. Her only distractions are her work as a computer espionage expert and a steady diet of classic movies until her aunt, Renee, discovers Sarah is still alive, providing her first chance to explore a life outside her physical and emotional seclusion. Hunt (The Elevator) fuels the completely engrossing story with dual present-tense narration by the two women. Readers are drawn into their lives, sharing their joy and fear as they approach a fulfilling and surprising climax. A touch of suspense adds to the powerful themes of second chances and new beginnings. (Nov.)



Anonymous said...

What a coup! And overdue!

(Also well-deserved.)


Anonymous said...

woo hoo!!!!!

Thrilled for you.

Mocha with Linda said...

So excited for you. But not one bit surprised.

Can't wait to read it!

Caitriona aka Catherine said...

So glad to see you get the recognition that your writing deserves. I just finished reading Truth Teller and loved it. Your ability to communicate the Truth through literature is an inspiration to this writer in the making. Keep writing! Keep inspiring us! BTW, I will put The Face at the top of the queue for my next fictional to read.


Cindy Swanson said...

Very worthy, Angela. I read it recently almost in one sitting...couldn't put it down!

Anonymous said...

Congrats, Angela!

Mi said...

What happy news! I can't wait until I have the book in my greedy hands.

Smilingsal said...

As I said in my review of The Face, "John Grisham, move over!"