Thursday, February 10, 2011
Book Blog Tour Stop - The House of Six Doors by Patricia Selbert
Today, I'm pleased and honored to be hosting a book blog tour stop for Patricia Selbert, author of "The House of Six Doors."
About The Book:
Mama takes thirteen-year-old Serena and her sister to the United States in search of fortune, leaving behind family, stability, and the colors of the Caribbean. They drive from Miami to Hollywood, where their money and luck run out, and a 1963 Ford Galaxie becomes their first American home. Guided by the memory of her native Curaçao and the words of her wise grandmother, Serena confronts challenges and
grows up quickly. What gifts will this new country bring, and at what price?
I absolutely fell in love with this beautifully written, lyrical novel. Selbert shares her gift of storytelling in this coming-of-age novel of Serena, the young girl who immigrated to the United States as her mother and sister followed their dreams, and found that she had dreams of her own that would encourage her and see her through her journey to find her own self.
I enjoyed Selbert's magical way of moving the story back and forth from Serena's beautiful homeland of Curacao to her new home in Los Angeles. I also was enchanted by the inclusion of the wisdom of Serena's grandmother Oma, the voice that would guide the young girl with love and patience to find her inner strength. Everyone should have an Oma in their lives.
I highly recommend this novel for mature young adults (there is a tastefully presented sexual encounter) and anyone who enjoys a charming, heartwarming story of self-discovery.
About The Author:
Author Patricia Selbert is an experienced lecturer and multicultural novelist who in her recent novel, The House of Six Doors, shares an inspiring young adult journey of immigration from the Caribbean Islands to California. It’s a compelling story of teen struggles, family relationships and Curaçaoan culture, in a work of fiction richly spiced with images from her own life and experiences.
Patricia was raised on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao, speaking four languages. She immigrated to California at age 13, later representing the Netherlands Antilles in equestrian events at the World Championships and the Pan American Games.
Her work has been published in numerous newspapers and magazines. Currently, she’s promoting her novel, The House of Six Doors, which launches on February 1, 2011. She lives in Santa Barbara, California, with her husband, two sons, and three dogs.
For more information on Patricia Selbert's book and upcoming projects, check out her website at http://www.patriciaselbert.com/ or http://www.thehouseofsixdoors.com/
Check out this beautiful book trailer for "The House of Six Doors"
My thanks to BookSparks Public Relations for including me in this tour, and to Patricia Selbert for the review copy of her book! I was not compensated for my opinions.
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