Monday, January 2, 2012

THE STARLITE DRIVE-IN: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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THE STARLITE DRIVE-IN
BY MARJORIE REYNOLDS

ABOUT THE BOOK:
A mystery, a coming of age novel, a tragic love story, a rich evocation of a memorable time and place in America, The Starlite Drive-In by Marjorie Reynolds is all of these things and more. The author returns readers to the summer of 1956 in this riveting story that reviewers have enthusiastically compared to the Harper Lee classic, To Kill a Mockingbird—as the arrival of a handsome drifter at a rundown drive-in movie theater inflames dangerous passions and jealousies, and changes a young girl’s life forever.

When human bones are discovered on the grounds of the old Starlite Drive-in, only Callie Anne Benton knows the identity of the victim who mysteriously disappeared thirty-six years ago.

It’s the sweltering summer of 1956 when a handsome drifter named Charlie Memphis arrives at the Starlite to help Callie Anne’s injured father run the theater. Both she and her mother, Teal, fall for Memphis’s rugged style and gentlemanly manners, but Callie Anne’s father—bitter in his role as caretaker for the rural drive-in and his agoraphobic wife—doesn’t like the drifter’s increasing interest in Teal.

A disastrous turn of events changes their lives forever, and it’s up to the grown-up Callie Anne to unlock the secret of the decades-old mystery.
 
Told through the voice of Callie Anne, a whip-smart tomboy reminiscent of Scout Finch, The Starlite Drive-in is a vivid snapshot of 1950s America. A compelling novel infused with hope, tragedy, and suspense, Callie Anne’s story will strike a chord with readers both young and old. 

PRAISE FOR THE STARLITE DRIVE-IN:
“A captivating novel.”
Richmond Times-Dispatch

“Reynolds creates a genuine and engaging young narrator…and maintains heat and suspense on every page.”
Detroit Free Press

A story of confinement and entrapment and of events that can free the spirit at long last.”
--Publishers Weekly

“A sweetly unpretentious tale of a defining summer that taught a your girl too much about love and life...accomplished.”
--Kirkus Reviews

“Callie Anne is akin to the impressionable heroine of To Kill a Mockingbird...The Starlite Drive-in is wise in the ways in which families adjust their views of reality to survive.”
--The Boston Sunday Herald

“A believable tale about real people, likely to engage the memory chords of any reader.”
--The Orange County Register

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Formerly a newspaper reporter and a movie advertising executive, Marjorie Reynolds teaches writing workshops throughout Washington and Oregon. The author of the novel The Civil Wars of Jonah Moran, Reynolds lives in Washington State. Visit Marjorie Reynolds website HERE to read more about her BIO.

OTHER BOOKS BY MARJORIE REYNOLDS:
THE CIVIL WARS OF JONAH MORAN
A family drama and mystery set in a remote Pacific Northwest logging town. 
A NOVEL WAY TO DIE 
BY THE SUN CITY SLUTS*
While solving a murder, the Sun City Sluts live up to their creed:  
Men come and go, but girlfriends are forever. 
*Read about the "Sun City Sluts" on Marjorie Reynolds' website HERE. 
 GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO MARY AND THE GOOD FOLKS AT
WILLIAM MORROW PAPERBACKS, I HAVE ONE
COPY OF THIS AWARD WINNING, WONDERFUL
NOVEL TO GIVE AWAY TO A LUCKY READER!
 
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Bethie said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I just love the 1950's and the drive in setting.

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Renee G said...

This book appeals to me both because it was set in the 50's (a kinder, gentler time) and because it is a story of murder. This sounds like a wonderful contrast and juxtaposition of these contrasts - I'm curious to see how the author handles it.
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I love "To Kill a Mockingbird" so this novel really interests me.

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I would to see, how as an adult, she revisits the past to solve the mystery.
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There are numerous reasons this book captured my attention. The first reason is that it is a mystery novel. Secondly, I found the idea of coming of age and also a tragic love story really peaked my interest. I am also now intrigued how this novel can be compared with To Kill a Mockingbird. The most intriguing point is what is secret behind the decade old mystery that Callie Anne solves. hmmm! I'm hooked so thanks for opportunity.

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This book sounds interesting. Always am interested in a good story with mystery.

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A coming-of-age set in 1956 - just as I was entering high school! Sounds intriguing.
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Beachreader said...

I have such fond memories of going to the drive-in movie with my family. Does anyone remember trying to tune those staticy speakers? Thanks for the giveaway.

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i like stories based in that time frame -brings back memories for me. The cover reminds me of the drive-in theaters we used to go to. I also love mysteries.
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The fifties...what a great setting for a book. And a drive-in. That's great. I can picture this story in my mind.

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lag123 said...

I remember going to the drive in, lighting the mosquito coil for the dash, adjusting the speaker,....
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