On Tour 3/15/21-4/29/21 “The Boy And The Lake” by Adam Pelzman

Release Date: October 7, 2020

About The Book:

Set against the backdrop of the Newark riots in 1967, a teenage Benjamin Baum leaves the city to spend the summer at an idyllic lake in northern New Jersey. While fishing from his grandparents’ dock, the dead body of a beloved neighbor floats to the water’s surface—a loss that shakes this Jewish community and reveals cracks in what appeared to be a perfect middle-class existence. Haunted by the sight of the woman’s corpse, Ben stubbornly searches for clues to her death, infuriating friends and family who view his unwelcome investigation as a threat to the comfortable lives they’ve built. As Ben’s suspicions mount, he’s forced to confront the terrifying possibility that his close-knit community is not what it seems to be—that, beneath a façade of prosperity and contentment, darker forces may be at work.

In The Boy and the Lake, Adam Pelzman has crafted a riveting coming-of-age story and a mystery rich in historical detail, exploring an insular world where the desperate quest for the American dream threatens to destroy both a family and a way of life.

About The Author:

Adam Pelzman was born in Seattle, raised in northern New Jersey, and has spent much of his life in New York City. He studied Russian literature at the University of Pennsylvania and received a law degree from UCLA. His first novel, Troika, was published by Penguin (Amy Einhorn Books). He is also the author of The Papaya King, which Kirkus Reviews described as “entrancing” and “deeply memorable.” The Boy and the Lake, set in New Jersey during the late 1960s, is his third novel. https://www.adampelzman.com/

Social Media:

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

Instagram: https://instagram.com/adampelzman


Book Blurbs: 

”The Boy and the Lake is a poignant and haunting coming-of-age story … a multifaceted, evocative and masterfully told tale.” —Lynda Cohen Loigman, USA Today bestselling author of The Two-Family House and The Wartime Sisters

“Pelzman excels at creating an intensely atmospheric setting and revealing how it shapes his characters’ identities and worldviews … The narrative is full of rich, descriptive language … a well-developed vintage setting and classic but thought-provoking coming-of-age theme.” —Kirkus Reviews

Bloggers On Tour:

March 15th -Biblio Reviews https://instagram.com/biblioreviews 

March 18th – Love My Books 2020 https://instagram.com/lovemybooks2020

March 19th – Bookapotamus https://instagram.com/bookapotamus

March 22nd- Not In Jersey https://instagram.com/notinjersey

March 24th – Joannas Bookshelf https://instagram.com/joannasbookshelf

April 2nd– David L Morgan https://instagram.com/david_l_morgan

April 4th – Lindas Book Obsession https://www.facebook.com/lindasbookobsession/ 

April 8th – Subakka Bookstuff https://instagram.com/subakka.bookstuff

April 10th – Carol Doscher https://instagram.com/carol_doscher_reader

April 12th – Reading Girl Reviews https://instagram.com/readinggirlreviews

April 23rd – LexiJavahttps://instagram.com/lexijava

April 26th -Books Love And Understanding https://instagram.com/booksloveandunderstanding

April 26th – Rozier Reads and Wine https://instagram.com/rozierreadsandwine

April 27th – Bookoholic Cafe https://instagram.com/bookoholiccafe

April 29th -Sealed With A Book https://instagram.com/sealedwithabook

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