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The Stories We Don't Tell Top 10 Lists - Blog Tour
The Stories We Don’t Tell by Melissa Thayer
Published by: Booktrope Publishing
Publication date: 15 May, 2014
“Growing up had stolen the truth of us.”
A life worth living is a life worth sharing. Growing up in a small town in Montana not worth a name, that kind of life is not one Nick can manage, let alone comprehend. When fate gives him an existence he can barely recognize, he searches for meaning in the future he wishes existed, and attempts to escape a past that cannot be told, save for in the pages of a faded memory.
Melissa Thayer’s lyrical and poignant debut novel, part confession and part wistful longing, is an incisive look at love and loss, and what remains of a soul that is dashed against the rocky shorelines of hope.
As part of this blog tour, I got the chance to ask the author about two Top 10 Lists. Keep reading:
Questions by Nadaness In Motion: What are the top 10 countries you want to visit?
Melissa Thayer:Some of these I have been to, some I may never see. The thing that attracts me to a place is personal. I’m an avid lover and respecter of history and the people who have been before us, so I enjoy being in places where I get a sense of that richness. Once, I climbed a tree in Ireland and sat there for quite some time thinking about whom the tree had seen and what conversations it had heard, if trees could do those things. I also love food and cultures that take the time to pause and enjoy the simple things and each other over a good meal.
Top 10 Favorite Books:
The Ocean At the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis
Curious George by H.A. Rey
Richard Scarry’s Best Little Word Book Ever!
Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
The Story of Babar by Jean de Brunhoff
Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss
Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman
Watchmen by Alan Moore
As part of this blog tour via Xpresso Book Tours and as courtesy of the author, I'm hosting an international giveaway for ONE ebook copy of The Stories We Don't Tell. The winner will receive their prize after 13 July.
Sin City native Melissa Thayer writes fiction that touches upon the timeless truths of the human condition in poignant and thought-provoking ways. She enjoys writing about people and connecting readers with her characters.
She currently lives in Washington with her husband, daughter, and three cats.