On Tour 8/15/19 – 9/13/19 “Queen For A Day” by Maxine Rosaler


PaperBack Release Date: June 11, 2019

HarperCollins – Delphinium Books


About The Book:


After Mimi Slavitt’s three-year-old son, Danny, is diagnosed with autism, she finds herself in a world nearly as isolating as her son’s. It is a position she shares only with mothers like herself, women chosen against their will for lives of sacrifice and martyrdom. Searching for miracles, begging for the help of heartless bureaucracies while arranging every minute of every day for children who can never be left alone, they exist in a state of perpetual crisis, normal life always just out of reach.

In chapters told from Mimi’s point of view and theirs, these women emerge as conflicted, complex individuals, totally unsuited for sainthood, often dreaming of the day they can just walk away. Taking its title from the 1950s reality TV show in which the contestants—housewives living lives filled with pain and suffering—competed with one another for deluxe refrigerators and sets of stainless steel silverware, Queen for a Day portrays a group of imperfect women coping under enormous pressure.


About The Author:

Maxine Rosaler’s fiction and nonfiction have been published in The Southern Review, Glimmer Train, Witness, Fifth Wednesday, Green Mountains Review, The Baltimore Review and other literary magazines. She is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship for Fiction. Stories of hers have been cited in editions of Best American Short Stories and Best American Essays. She lives in New York City with her husband, Phillip Margulies.

Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Writer/Maxine-Rosaler

Book Blurbs:

“. . . woven with unbearable frustrations and fears, [Queen for a Day] ultimately reveals lives that grow in love, acceptance and gratitude. It is a story that each of us needs to read.” -Karen Lerhman Bloch, LA Jewish Journal

“An engrossing and compassionate collection showing motherhood in its most unrelenting form. ” (Kirkus,starred review)

“An inherently compelling, and exceptionally well-written novel by an author with a genuine flair for narrative storytelling and the creation of memorable characters, Maxine Rosaler’s “Queen for a Day” is an extraordinary read from beginning to end.” -Midwest Book Reviews

Raw, candid and deftly written, Queen for a Day crackles with trenchant observations and edgy gallows humor. Though Mimi makes choices the reader will question, we never doubt the deep, fierce love she feels for her son. Liane Kupferberg Carter, -The Jewish Book Council

“Rosaler writes of Mimi’s ongoing struggle from firsthand experience and instills in her protagonist such fierce resolve to do all she can for her son while simultaneously limning awkward episodes with ironic humor; the reader becomes immersed in all that the diagnosis of autism in one’s child must entail.”  -Booklist

“Few have written fiction about these situations, and Rosaler does so with humor, wisdom and a big heart. She reveals much about love and marriage and New York life. ” -New York Jewish Week

“It’s about time someone wrote a humorous novel that shines a light on the plight of parents who are coping with unbearable stress and impossible challenges while raising their amazing,  special-needs kids.” -New York Parenting

“Built from individual stories with quick starts and stops, Queen For a Day falls together like the pieces of a most extraordinary jigsaw puzzle. It’s a book that brings healing through its capacity to knit together the chaotic moments of life lived with and for people on the spectrum.”  -Benjamin Ludwig author of Ginny Moon

Bloggers on Tour:

Aug. 15th – Lindas Book Obsession https://www.facebook.com/lindasbookobsession/

Aug 15th-  Megs Book Club https://instagram.com/megsbookclub

Aug 16th- Nikki Wilhelm 4 https://instagram.com/nikkiwilhelm04

Aug. 17th- The Salty Bookworm https://instagram.com/thesaltybookworm

Aug 20th- The Mary Reader https://instagram.com/themaryreader

Aug 20th – SL Reads Books https://instagram.com/slreadsbooks

Aug 22nd– Novels and Latte Book Club –https://www.facebook.com/groups/357651988042629

Aug 23rd-  Audio Killed The Bookmark –  https://instagram.com/beritaudiokilledthebookmark https://audiokilledthebookmark.com/

Aug 24th – The Weekend Booker https://instagram.com/theweekendbooker

Aug 26th- Marisa Gothie – https://www.instagram.com/marisagbooks

Aug 26th- Mountain Reader https://instagram.com/mountain_reader_

Aug 28th- Mary Beth’s Bookshelf –https://www.instagram.com/my_book_journey_

Aug 29th- Never Without My Book https://instagram.com/neverwithoutmybook

Aug. 30th Novel Gossip https://instagram.com/novelgossip

Sept 4th – Reading In WBL https://www.instagram.com/readinginwbl/

Sept. 5th – The Book Club Mom https://instagram.com/thebookclubmom

Sept. 6th – Jennifer Tar Heel Reader – http://www.jennifertarheelreader.com/


Sept 8th – Dog Eared Days Of Summerhttps://instagram.com/dogeareddaysofsummer

Sept. 9th -Abdulia Coffee Book Addict https://instagram.com/abduliacoffeebookaddict23

Sept. 10th-   Rebecca Well Read https://instagram.com/rebecca_well_read

Sept 12th – Little Book Page https://m.facebook.com/Littlebookpage-192613211319741


Sept 12th- Thoughts On This ‘N That https://writeoncindy.com/


Sept 13th – Sue’s Booking Agency https://m.facebook.com/groups/1977460229183119

 Sept 16th – One More Paige https://instagram.com/one_more_paige

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