This is a brilliant start for Sleeping Embers of an Ordinary Mind. I’m stunned!
You can read the eBook edition of my novel one month before the official release date. Starting today and continuing through November, Kindle First offers one of six upcoming new releases at a reduced price to all readers, and Free to members of Amazon Prime.
I’m delighted that Kindle has included my novel in this promotion.
There are two ways to navigate to the Kindle First promotion page:
—Go to Kindle Books on Amazon, and click on Kindle First in the left hand column under Popular Features (see right).
— Or, click on one of the links below depending where you live.
And my editor has written “From the Editor” — a tantalizing introduction, to tempt readers to select Sleeping Embers of an Ordinary Mind. Here it is:
Time to call your book club. Why? Sleeping Embers of an Ordinary Mind is an ambitious, profound and multilayered novel that asks thoughtful questions about family, legacy, storytelling and buried secrets—questions that beg to be discussed, and that I know I’ll be thinking and talking about with other readers for a long time.
The book contains three stories, those of two girls and one woman: one in fifteenth-century Italy, one in modern-day China and one in an imagined twenty-second-century London. Though their lives span half the globe and more than six centuries, their fortunes are nevertheless entangled in ways that none of them understands. As readers we learn of the connections as we go, and the ensuing harmony across their stories sings with a quiet but persistent music that makes this book as memorable as any I’ve edited before.
Sleeping Embers of an Ordinary Mind resonates with a powerful insistence that our lives matter in ways that extend well beyond our immediate time and place. As with many novels whose ideas outlast the time we spend reading them, we’re ultimately better off—more empathetic, more aware of the vastness of which we’re a part—for having read them. This is one of those books.
Anne is a celebrated author—her debut novel, A Calculated Life, was a finalist for the Philip K. Dick and Kitschies Golden Tentacle Awards—and I’m deeply thankful for having had the chance to work with her on this book. My only regret is that I can never again read it for the first time.
Feel free to tell your friends about this promotion. And happy reading!