In honor of Darcy Pattison’s Random Acts of Publicity Week, I want to share with you LIVVIE OWEN LIVED HERE, a book I discovered last month.
This is Sarah Dooley’s debut novel about an autistic girl and her family. The writing is compassionate and spot on — it’s very evident Sarah is a special education teacher who knows children well.
I think I found Sarah by clicking on someone else’s followers (like Elana Johnson suggests here). It just so happened to be the day she posted her trailer for LIVVIE.
I ordered a copy immediately.
What book have you recently discovered? Spread the word below!
Jody Hedlund says
I like the random acts of publicity idea! And I read through your post about having been blogging for a year. Congrats! A lot has happened! I know you quit your teacher’s job to focus on your writing. Sometime you’ll have to tell us if it was worth it. So many authors say, “Don’t quit your day job.” With still months before the release of your book, are you feeling financial pressure to return back to the classroom? It would make for an interesting post to hear your answers!
Natalie Aguirre says
Thanks for posting about this book. I love that Darcy organized this.
sally apokedak says
Thanks for telling about this book. I haven’t tried it, but I’d like to.
I recently read a book about an autistic boy…or, it didn’t say so maybe he had aspergers syndrome…and I loved it. It’s called The Reinvention of Edison Thomas. Give it a try.
Christine Fonseca says
Awesome! Thanks for the heads up on this one! BTW – I left something for you in my bloghttp://christinefonseca.wordpress.com/
Jennifer Shirk says
I recent;y hosted an author on my blog and now I’m reading one of her YA books: WHAT WOULD EMMA DO? by Eileen Cook. I’m really enjoying it.
Tom M Franklin says
I won a copy of Livvie Owens Lived Here last month and read it over a weekend. The trailer has almost a sinister feel to it, which is not what this book is about at all.
I wrote a review for Livvie on Goodreads (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7742396-livvie-owen-lived-here) that includes the reasons why I thought this was a great book.
Caroline Starr Rose says
Great comments, guys.
Jody, great post idea.
Natalie, isn’t Darcy great? I might have to focus on her for my Friday Random Act.
Sally, Edison Thomas is on my reading list. I’ve heard lovely things about it.
Christine, thanks again for the award!
Jennifer, thanks for promoting a title.
Tom, the trailer worked for me. It reminded me of the confusion an autistic child often feels while trying to make sense of the world.
A.L. Sonnichsen says
Oooh, that trailer is so haunting. Intriguing.
Thanks for posting this, Caroline.
Laura Pauling says
I love finding books unexpectedly that I end up loving!
Priya Parmar says
i love that you do random acts of publicity! this sounds like a terrific book to promote. has your publicity been laid out yet? i still do not know what will happen for mine!
Caroline Starr Rose says
Hi Priya, I don’t know anything yet, though my editor wants to promote MAY B. as a book for kids who liked OUT OF THE DUST and ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS.
Two big titles, huh?