On Tour 11/02/22-12/10/22 “Midstream” by Lynn Sloan

Release Date:
August 23, 2022

About The Book:

In the novel, it’s 1974, and America is restless, with the Vietnam War winding to a close, and feminists marching in the streets. Polly Wainwright respects the protesters’ demands for equal pay, but now nearing middle age, won’t risk her security. Polly is comfortable with her life—her homey Chicago apartment, her war-correspondent boyfriend with the dangerous job that everyone admires, the steady paycheck. Still, she’d once dreamed of making documentary films.

 When suddenly her life is thrown off-course, Polly slowly begins to view things differently and with growing dissatisfaction. But she can’t shift gears to imagine a different future—until a mysterious letter arrives, changing how she views the one moment in her past when she might have achieved her dreams. MIDSTREAM is the engrossing story of a woman awakening to the power of possibility.

About The Author:

LYNN SLOAN is a writer and photographer. She is the author of the story collection This Far Isn’t Far Enough and the novel Principles of Navigation, which was chosen for Chicago Book Review’s Best Books of 2015. Fortune Cookies, an art book featuring her flash fiction, was produced by Sky Lark Press in 2022. Her new novel, Midstream, was just released by Fomite Press. Her short fiction has appeared in Ploughshares, Shenandoah, American Literary Fiction, and included in NPR’s Selected Shorts. She graduated from Northwestern University, earned a master’s degree in photography at The Institute of Design, formerly the New Bauhaus, and exhibited her work nationally and internationally. For many years she taught photography in the MFA program of Columbia College Chicago, where she founded Occasional Readings in Photography and contributed to Afterimage, Art Week, and Exposure before turning to fiction writing. She lives near Chicago and serves on the Board of Directors of the Society of Midland Authors. For more information, visit www.LynnSloan.com.

Social Media:

Instagram: https://instagram.com/lynn.sloan.writer

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lynn.sloan2

Book Blurbs: 

“…treats us to believable characters and a high-stakes plot that involves work, love and friendship. I had a hard time putting this novel down.”—New City

“…luminous….The language is clear and crisp as it focuses on the concerns of creative, twenty-first-century women trying to make it in corporate environments that are dominated by men. Midstream is a sophisticated, insightful novel….”—Foreword Reviews

“…a cinematic tour de force.…vivid, elegant….”—Third Coast Review

“Sloan reveals in a number of ways how being a woman forces us into boxes, creates untrue narratives that are perpetuated (even by other women), and gives us hope that we can break free….a very welcome novel.”—Centered On Books

“…a lovely book…. I felt like Polly was one of my best friends as I could relate so totally with her dreams and struggles….Polly is a character that will remain with readers long after the last page is read.”—Booksies Book Blog

Bloggers On Tour:

Nov. 2nd- Pages and Pups https://instagram.com/pages_and_pups

Nov. 3rd- Biblio Reviews https://instagram.com/biblioreviews 

Nov. 10th- Tiffany Vt4 https://instagram.com/tiffanyvt4

Nov. 10th- Reading With Mere-https://instagram.com/readingwithmere

Nov. 12th- Jayme Reads https://instagram.com/jayme_reads

Nov. 15th- Lindas Book Obsession https://www.facebook.com/lindasbookobsession/ 

Nov. 19th-Plains Reading https://instagram.com/plains_reading

Nov. 21st- Reading Is My Remedy https://instagram.com/reading_is_my_remedy

Nov. 25th-  Subakka Bookstuff https://instagram.com/subakka.bookstuff

Nov. 29th- Rozier Reads and Wine https://instagram.com/rozierreadsandwine

Nov. 30th- Pat Fayo Reviews https://instagram.com/patfayoreviews

Dec. 1st- CMT Loves Wine and Books https://instagram.com/cmtloveswineandbooks

Dec. 8th- Novels and Latte Book Club –https://www.facebook.com/groups/357651988042629

Dec. 9th- Books and Coffee MX https://instagram.com/booksandcoffeemx

Dec. 10th- Christina Luvs 2 Read https://instagram.com/christinaluvs2read

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close