Wednesday, May 3, 2017

All the Best People by Sonja Yoerg

Paperback, 368 pages
Expected publication: 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.

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Sonja Yoerg, the author of The Middle of Somewhere and House Broken, grew up in Stowe, Vermont, and earned her Ph.D. in Biological Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley. Her nonfiction book about animal intelligence, Clever as a Fox, was published in 2001.

Praise for All the Best People

“Not just the best people, but real people: authentic, quirky and troubled. I cared for them all."—Chris Bohjalian, author of The Sleepwalker and The Guest Room
“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
 “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
 “A powerful and haunting novel about betrayal and shame, acceptance and unconditional love. Book clubs will devour it.”—Barbara Claypole White, bestselling author of The Perfect Son and 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
"Gorgeously written and unforgettable, your heart will break and swell in equal measure."—Kate Moretti, New York Times bestselling author of The Vanishing Year

Other books by Sonja Yoerg

The Middle of Somewhere... see my thoughts here

House Broken... see my thoughts here 

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