If You Haven’t Heard: HarperCollins Release of A REMARKABLE KINDNESS on August 11, 2015

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For those of you who didn’t see my email, I’m delighted to announce that HarperCollins will publish my first novel, A REMARKABLE KINDNESS, on August 11. Perserverance pays off!
A REMARKABLE KINDNESS is the story of four American women who are members of a burial circle in a small beach village in Northern Israel. The women forge a friendship that sustains them as they come to terms with love and loss, and the outbreak of war. Their intimate bond is strengthened by their participation in a burial circle, a traditional ritual that closes the circle of life. As their lives are slowly transformed, each woman finds unexpected strength and resilience.
 Advance Praise Reviews:
A Remarkable Kindness is a story about the bonds of friendship and family; how they are made, broken, and come full circle. Diana Bletter writes with such lush and insightful prose that a foreign landscape and culture becomes warm and familiar; exploring the power of friendship, love, and ancient traditions, the novel makes you wonder just how far you would go (literally and figuratively) for the people you love.”
— Amy Sue Nathan,
author of The Good Neighbor and The Glass Wives

“Bletter brings this quartet of complex, gutsy, smart, passionate women to life with rare delicacy and depth.”
— Janice Steinberg, author of The Tin Horse

A REMARKABLE KINDNESS will be featured in HUDSON NEWS bookstores in airports around the USA and Canada during their fall promotion.
If you’re white-knuckling it until you can read the novel, it helps if you pre-order. Other readers as well as the media pay attention to pre-orders, so your pre-order does help A REMARKABLE KINDNESS reach a wider audience.
You can find the novel here:

I’ll be speaking at the following venues if you’re in the New York/Connecticut area in August:
Thursday, August 13 (Book Launch)
7 Library Avenue
Westhampton Beach, NY  11978
6:30 PM
Thursday, August 20
1441 Post Road
Darien, CT  06820
Wednesday, August 26
137 Old Ridgefield Road
Wilton, CT  06897
Thursday, August 27
768 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT  06443
Thursday, August 28
Temple Beth Tikvah
196 Durham Road
Madison, Connecticut 06443
7:15 pm (during services)

The book will also be sold in Steimatsky bookstores in Israel.
Thanks to all of you who believed that I could (eventually) make it happen.
 For review copies, questions, please contact:
 Joanne Minutillo / Associate Publicist / 212.207.7224 / joanne.minutillo@harpercollins.com

Thought of the day: We can do one positive thing for ourselves today to make this day part of our best chapter.

About dianabletter

Diana Bletter is the author of several books, including The Invisible Thread: A Portrait of Jewish American Women (with photographs by Lori Grinker), shortlisted for a National Jewish Book Award. Her novel, A Remarkable Kindness, (HarperCollins) was published in 2015. She is the First Prize Winner of Moment Magazine's 2019 Fiction Contest. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, tabletmag, Glamour, The Forward, The North American Review, Times of Israel, and is a reporter for Israel21C, and many other publications. She is author of Big Up Yourself: It's About Time You Like Being You and The Mom Who Took off On Her Motorcycle, a memoir of her 10,000-mile motorcycle trip to Alaska and back to New York. She lives in a small beach village in Western Galilee, Israel, with her husband and family. She is a member of the local hevra kadisha, the burial circle, and a Muslim-Jewish-Christian-Druze women's group in the nearby town of Akko. And, she likes snowboarding and climbing trees.
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6 Responses to If You Haven’t Heard: HarperCollins Release of A REMARKABLE KINDNESS on August 11, 2015

  1. Rhonda says:

    Awesome !

    Rhonda Cohen


  2. To Scott says:


    Book has been ordered and we are looking forward to the read. Jenny appreciates your authors tips as she fine tunes her novel. Enjoy your day.


    Tom Scott District Sales Mgr Legrand 630/864-1669 Cablofil/OnQ/P&S/WattStopper/Wiremold Sent from my iPhone


  3. haiatsuk says:

    דיאנה. וואו…איזה כבוד. המון הצלחה. מתי אני יכולה להתקשר אליך להחליף כמה מילים? מזמן לא ראיתי אותך. עכשיו אני מבינה למה. 

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    ——– הודעה מקורית ——–מאת: DIANA BLETTER תאריך:22/07/2015 10:08 AM (GMT+02:00) אל: haiatsuk@zahav.net.il נושא: [New post] If You Haven’t Heard: HarperCollins Release of A REMARKABLE KINDNESS on August 11, 2015

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