On Tour 11/24/21-02/07/22 “A Better Heart” by Chuck Augello

Release Date: November 24, 2021

About The Book:

For aspiring indie filmmaker Kevin Stacey, it’s another day on the set of his first film, but when his estranged father, a failed Hollywood actor, arrives unexpectedly with a bundle of cash, a gun, and a stolen capuchin monkey, he’s propelled toward the journey that will change his life.

The monkey, Henry, has been liberated from a research lab by animal rights activists. Inspired by his friend Veronica to reevaluate his relationship with other species, Kevin learns about the pain and suffering inflicted on lab animals as he forges a bond with the capuchin. When father and son embark on a road trip with Henry, Kevin is caught between the egocentric father who abandoned him and the temperamental monkey whose fate is in his hands. With both the FBI and his mother’s ghost watching, will Kevin risk his career and his father’s freedom to bring the stolen monkey to safety? Meanwhile, Veronica’s encounter with an eccentric Catholic priest triggers her own journey toward change.

A heartbreaking yet comic family drama, A Better Heart examines the human-animal bond and the bonds between fathers and sons, challenging readers to explore their beliefs about the treatment of non-human species.

About The Author:

Chuck Augello is the author of The Revolving Heart, a Best Books of 2020 selection by Kirkus Reviews. He lives in New Jersey and publishes The Daily Vonnegut, a website exploring the work of Kurt Vonnegut. https://cda.thedailyvonnegut.com/

Book Blurbs: 

“Augello has crafted a sweet, funny character study…madcap and accomplished, this comic novel boasts big surprises, heartfelt characters, and a passion for animal rights.” Booklife

“Lively, engrossing, fast paced, and spot on when it comes to nailing what’s wrong with animal abuse but in a realistic, not preachy way. A great read, a great beach novel, a great book to pass on.” -Ingrid Newkirk, founder, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

“Augello has a natural ability to balance heavy themes with humor.” -Jessica Purgett, The Mark Literary Review

“A promising new literary voice.” -Kirkus Reviews

“Finally! A story about animal rights that informs and entertains rather than preaches. By the bottom of the first page, I’d already laughed several times. Augello successfully addresses the connection of humans and non-humans.” Independent Book Review

“A fun, literary story that offers many sweeping lessons about the road to a better heart that will linger in the reader’s mind long after the story ends.” Midwest Book Review

Bloggers On Tour: 

Nov. 24th- Noor The Bookworm https://instagram.com/noorthebookworm

Dec. 2nd- Cassie’s Book Reviews https://instagram.com/cassies_books_reviews  

Dec. 3rd – The Bookish World of  YRRALH https://instagram.com/the.bookishworld.of.yrralh

Dec. 10th- -David L Morgan https://instagram.com/david_l_morgan

Dec.17th- Love My Books 2020 https://instagram.com/lovemybooks2020

Dec. 20th – Subakka Bookstuff https://instagram.com/subakka.bookstuff

Dec. 21st-The Page Ladies https://instagram.com/jacleomik33

Dec. 30th – Rozier Reads and Wine https://instagram.com/rozierreadsandwine

Jan. 7th – Novels and Latte Book Club –https://www.facebook.com/groups/357651988042629

Jan. 15th -JP Broker Reads https://instagram.com/jpbrokerreads

Jan. 31st- Books and Coffee MX https://instagram.com/booksandcoffeemx

Feb. 2nd- – Rajivs Reviews https://instagram.com/rajivsreviews

Feb. 5th- Carol Doscher https://instagram.com/carol_doscher_reader

Feb. 7th – Books Love And Understanding https://instagram.com/booksloveandunderstanding

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