On Tour 10/19/20- 11/15/20 ”A Frenzy Of Sparks” by Kristin Fields

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Release Date: November 3, 2020

About The Book:

From the author of A Lily in the Light comes a poignant story of innocence lost and what it means to grow up too fast.

 

It’s 1965, and thirteen-year-old Gia, along with her older brother and cousins, are desperate to escape their sleepy, tree-lined neighborhood where nothing ever happens. The only thing Gia would miss is the surrounding marsh, where she feels at home among sea birds and salt water.

But when one of Gia’s cousins brings drugs into their neighborhood, it sets off a chain of events that quickly turn dangerous. Everyone will be caught in the ripples, and some may be swept away entirely. Gia is determined to keep herself and her family afloat while the world is turned upside down around her. Can she find a way to hold on to the life she was so eager to leave behind, or will she have to watch it all disappear beneath the marsh forever?

At turns heart-wrenching and hopeful, A Frenzy of Sparks explores a world where survival is the attempt to move forward while leaving pieces of your heart behind.

About The Author: 

Kristin Fields grew up in Queens, which she likes to think of as a small town next to a big city. Fields studied writing at Hofstra University, where she received the Eugene Schneider Fiction Award. After college, Fields found herself working on a historic farm, teaching high school English, and designing museum education programs. She is currently leading an initiative to bring gardens to New York City public schools, where she lives with her husband. www.kristinfields.com

 Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/writingkristin/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/writingkristin

Twitter: @writingkristin

Book Reviews: 

“A Frenzy of Sparks is a thoughtful exploration of family, heartache, and ultimately, carrying on. Set in the sixties in Queens—a time and place of intense transformation—Kristin Fields deftly tells the heartrending story of what addiction does to a family and exposes the dark underbelly of suburbia. Powerful and poignant—I didn’t want to leave the pages of this masterfully crafted book.” —Suzanne Redfearn, bestselling author of In an Instant

“A deeply atmospheric novel that will have you turning the pages deep into the night, A Frenzy of Sparks is your next must-read.” —Catherine McKenzie, bestselling author of Hidden and I’ll Never Tell

“Through the eyes of a naive girl precariously balanced on the brink of womanhood, Fields expertly portrays the brutal and crushing devastation of addiction without ever losing sight of all that is beautiful and good. Profoundly moving and insightful—a book club must-read!” —Kerry Anne King, bestselling author of Whisper Me This and Everything You Are

“Kristin Fields evokes the rich historical landscape of Queens in the mid-1960s, then bravely sweeps away the mists of nostalgia to reveal the fragile, unforgettable core of her characters and her story. Both quietly powerful and agonizingly beautiful, A Frenzy of Sparks enchants readers into holding an unquestioning belief in a beautiful facade before stripping it away to allow the unvarnished truth to appear. Devastating, haunting, and poignant, this is one book you will not forget.” —Amber Cowie, author of Raven Lane

“A provocative coming-of-age in 1960s Queens. Heart-wrenching and moving, A FRENZY OF SPARKS boldly reveals families in crisis, brought together and torn apart. Brava Kristin Fields on a lyrical, luminous tale that sticks with the reader long after the last page.” – Rochelle Weinstein, bestselling author of This Is Not How It Ends

Bloggers On Tour:

Oct. 19th – Dani Reads https://instagram.com/dani.reads.1225 

Oct. 20th – Delightfully Booked https://instagram.com/delightfullybooked 

Oct. 20th – Cassie’s Book Reviews https://instagram.com/cassies_books_reviews

Oct. 21st -Biblio Reviews https://instagram.com/biblioreviews 

Oct. 22nd – Mrs Boom Reads https://instagram.com/mrsboomreads 

Oct. 22nd – Jennifer Tar Heel Reader – http://www.jennifertarheelreader.com

https://instagram.com/tarheelreader

Oct. 23rd– Reading With Mere-https://instagram.com/readingwithmere

Oct. 24th – Miss W Book Reviews https://instagram.com/misswbookreviews

Oct. 24th – Carol Doscher https://instagram.com/carol_doscher_reader

Oct. 25th – Nurse Bookie https://instagram.com/nurse_bookie

Oct. 25th – Lost In A Book After SW https://instagram.com/lostinabookaftersw 

Oct. 26th – Candid With Courtney – https://instagram.com/candidwithcourtney

Oct. 26th – Books Are Magic Too https://instagram.com/booksaremagictoo

Oct. 27th – Lindas Book Obsession https://www.facebook.com/lindasbookobsession/ 

Oct. 28th – The Book Club Mom https://instagram.com/thebookclubmom

Oct. 29th- Jackie Loves Books https://instagram.com/jackieslovesbooks 

Oct. 30th –  Always With A Book – https://instagram.com/k2reader

Nov. 1st – Coffee Books Dogs https://instagram.com/coffeedogsbooks

Nov. 2nd- JM Spade Writes http://www.instagram.com/jmspadewrites

Nov. 4th-Bookapotamus https://instagram.com/bookapotamus 

Nov. 9th – Bookish Heidi https://instagram.com/bookish.heidi 

Nov. 11th – Midwest Ladies Who Lit http://www.mwladieswholit.wordpress.com/

https://instagram.com/mwladieswholit 

Nov. 13th– Books With Bethany https://instagram.com/books_with_bethany 

Nov. 15th – Love My Books 2020 https://instagram.com/lovemybooks2020

 

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