Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Publication Day USA

Today is the Big Day!

The publication of The Red Scarf in the USA. This is an exciting moment and I am holding my breath while I await initial feedback on responses from booksellers and bookbuyers. It's a story I fell in love with as I wrote it and I hope readers will too.


traveler one said...

Just wanted to let you know that your book jumped into my hands last weekend while I was browsinthe shelves in the Toronto Airport bookshop. What a lovely cover! With quotes from Diana Gabaldon and Kate Mosse on the back how could I resist buying it?

I just finished "A Concise Chinese-english Dictionary for Lovers" and hour ago and am just about to jump into bed with "The Red Scarf". I'm sure I'll enjoy it :

Naomi said...

Kate, I'm happy to say that I have just bought your book as the first book to read in a book club I'm startving. I've only read the first couple of chapters, I love your writing. I haven't been able to find a readers guide for the book though, would really appreciate it if you could post one, or a link to the publishers official one (there isn't one on the website) I look forward to reading the rest :)

Kate Furnivall said...

Hi Traveler One,
A cool globe-trotter, I see. Great
to hear from you and to know Toronto is doing me proud. I'm pleased you like the cover - it's very striking, isn't it? Enjoy 'The Red Scarf'. (I have also read A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers - a very clever and perceptive book.)

Kate Furnivall said...

Hi Naomi,

Delighted to learn that 'The Red Scarf' is already going into book clubs. I shall look into your point about the reader's guide and discuss it with Berkley, my publisher. I can understand that it would be a useful starting place for discussion. Good for you, starting the new club! I wish you well with it.

Anonymous said...

I just posted a review on your book on my blog. I loved it! It is one of the most well-written books I've read in awhile. So many books either fail to involve me or just skim the surface and don't make me feel a thing. I'm happy to say that the Red Scarf has been both inspiring and exciting as all the twists and turns left me guessing what's next. You have taken me into the world of Russia in its communist era and made me feel what it was like to live during those tough times. Thank you! I definitely plan to check out your other book, "The Russian Concubine."

Kate Furnivall said...

Hi Fromthe2one5ive,
Pleased to hear you found 'The Red Scarf' both exciting and informative - that was my aim. It's a period a lot of people know little about, yet a crucial one in Russia's history. Hope you enjoy 'The Russian Concubine' too.