Look what I have--a new cover! And under that cover, that is, inside the book, will be lots of words that I went to a lot of trouble of arranging in a particular order. When the time comes (May 2017, or sooner, if you win a copy in one of the many giveaways we'll be having), I hope you will like how I arranged the words.
For now, let's just stare at the cover.
What do you think? Don't go telling me my baby is ugly because I won't hear you. I love this baby.
If you'd like to win a rough galley (no pretty baby cover--sorry), I'm hosting a giveaway on my Facebook page until 9 July. Just comment and share the post to enter. Go on, I'll wait.
Want to read what other authors had to say about ALL THE BEST PEOPLE? The full quotes are here, but I'll give you a sample platter.
“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
“All The Best People unfurls the truth of three generations caught in a grandmother’s mysterious madness. Sonja 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
“All the Best People is powerful and haunting, a 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
"Deftly and with the delicate brush of a master, Yoerg draws us into this brilliant, multi-generational saga of love, madness, mysticism and the markings they leave on a family. Beautifully rendered and aching in its portrayal of a mother’s slide into mental illness, All the Best People is destined to be a book club favorite."
Christopher Scotton, author of The Secret Wisdom of the Earth
"This ambitious tale will enthrall readers with its lyrical prose and unforgettable characters. All the Best People is a mesmerizing read that will challenge, delight and redefine our notions of both weakness and resilience."
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. The lessons in this novel resonate long after the book is finished." Holly Robinson, author of Chance Harbor and 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 and The Glass Wives
I'm grateful for the generosity of all these authors. They're busy people and reading a book is not a small task. I feel very lucky indeed.
I'm a pretty excitable person but I am VERY excited to share this book with you. In the meantime, Happy Fourth of July to you and yours!