#1 Amazon Family Saga Bestseller!
Buzzfeed calls this “breathtaking novel” an “upcoming historical fiction book you’re going to love.” And in their STARRED review, Booklist says, “Readers will quickly bond with the families and secondary characters, as Segovia, author of the acclaimed The Murmur of Bees (2019), makes each individual memorable. The variety of background stories and voices allows for greater understanding of shared experiences and creates deeper emotional engagement…Segovia’s novel provides the domestic perspective of those caught in conflicts they have no power to change. Book groups and individual readers will find plenty to appreciate and discuss.”
Now readers will have the opportunity to learn more about this new bestselling work of historical fiction from Mexican writer Sofía Segovia. Mark your calendars for this highly anticipated Virtual Blog Tour on behalf of TEARS OF AMBER, and be sure to check in daily to read fascinating interviews with Sofía, thoughtful reviews, exclusive excerpts, and book giveaways!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR and TRANSLATOR:
Sofía Segovia was born in Monterrey, Mexico. She studied communications at Universidad de Monterrey, mistakenly thinking that she would be a journalist. But fiction is her first love. A creative writing teacher, she has also been a ghostwriter and communications director for local political campaigns and has written several plays for local theater. The Spanish edition of her bestselling El murmullo de las abejas (The Murmur of Bees) was an Audie Award winner and named Novel of the Year by iTunes. This English translation by Simon Bruni, narrated by Xe Sands and Angelo Di Loreto, was one of Audible’s Top 10 of 2019 and a Voice Arts Award winner. Segovia is also the author of Peregrinos (TEARS OF AMBER), Noche de huracán (Night of the Hurricane), and Huracán (Hurricane). Sofía likes to travel the world, but she loves coming home to her husband, three children, two dogs, and cat. She writes her best surrounded and inspired by their joyous chaos. For more information visit www.sofiasegovia.com.
Simon Bruni translates literary works from Spanish, a language he acquired through total immersion living in Alicante, Valencia, and Santander. He studied Spanish and linguistics at Queen Mary University of London and literary translation at the University of Exeter. Simon’s many published translations include novels, short stories, video games, and nonfiction publications, and he is the winner of three John Dryden translation awards: in 2017 and 2015 for Paul Pen’s short stories “Cinnamon” and “The Porcelain Boy” and in 2011 for Francisco Pérez Gandul’s novel Cell 211. His translations of Paul Pen’s The Light of the Fireflies and Sofía Segovia’s The Murmur of Bees have both become international bestsellers. For more information visit www.simonbruni.com.
TEARS OF AMBER Virtual Book Tour
Monday, May 3 – HASTY BOOK LIST
Tuesday, May 4 – THE CAFFEINATED READER
Wednesday, May 5 – BOOKS, LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING
Thursday, May 6 – READ WITH JAMIE
Friday, May 7 – NURSE BOOKIE
Monday , May 10 – MOMMA LEIGHELLEN’S BOOK NOOK
Tuesday, May 11 – KIM READS AND READS
Wednesday, May 12 – JENNIFER TAR HEEL READER
Thursday, May 13 – LATEST BOOK CRUSH
Friday, May 14 – BOOKTIMISTIC
Monday, May 17 – COMPULSIVE READERS BLOG
Tuesday, May 18 – ALLEGEDLY MARI
Wednesday, May 19 – ARMED WITH A BOOK
Thursday, May 20 – STRANDED IN CHAOS
Friday, May 21 – DANISH MUSTARD READS
Monday, May 24 – SUZY APPROVED
Tuesday, May 25 – THE LIT BITCH
Wednesday, May 26 – WHAT’S BETTER THAN BOOKS
Thursday, May 27 – SUE THE BOOKIE
Friday, May 28 – STOREYBOOK REVIEWS