About The Book:
Release Date : 8/20/19
She Writes Press
Hannah Webber fears she will never be a mother, but her prayers are finally answered when she gives birth to a son. In an era of high-stakes parenting, nurturing Sam’s intellect becomes Hannah’s life purpose. She invests body and soul into his development, much to the detriment of her marriage. She convinces herself, however, that Sam’s acceptance at age fourteen to the most prestigious of New England boarding schools overseen by an illustrious headmaster, justifies her choices.
When he arrives at Dunning, Sam is glad to be out from under his mother’s close watch. And he enjoys his newfound freedom―until, late one night, he stumbles upon evidence of sexual misconduct at the school and is unable to shake the discovery.
Both a coming-of-age novel and a portrait of an evolving mother-son relationship, The Nine is the story of young man who chooses to expose a corrupt world operating under its own set of rules―even if it means jeopardizing his mother’s hopes and dreams.
About The Author:
Jeanne Blasberg is the author of EDEN: A Novel. The winner of the Beverly Hills Book Awards for Women’s Fiction, and finalist for the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best New Voice in Fiction, and Sarton Women’s Book Award for Historical Fiction. EDEN was released in May 2017 by She Writes Press. Jeanne’s second novel, The Nine, will be released by She Writes Press in August 2019.
After graduating from Smith College, Jeanne embarked on a career in finance. Even as she worked primarily with numbers, she always had an interest in writing. She has been an avid journaler throughout her life, eventually taking inspiration from her childhood writings to pen EDEN. She is a student and board member of Grub Street, one of the country’s pre-eminent creative writing centers, where she is working on her second novel. Jeanne is also a board member of the Boston Book Festival. Jeanne and her husband split their time between Boston, MA and Westerly, RI. She loves to travel, play squash, ski, and enjoy the sunset over Little Narragansett Bay.
Jeanne’s writing has appeared in The Sun Literary Magazine’s Reader’s Write, Squash Magazine, InterfaithFamily.com, DeadDarlings.com, BreakingMatzo.com, The Huffington Post, Women Writers Women’s Books, and Adoptimist.com. https://jeanneblasberg.com/
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