Bitter Orange Published in USA and Canada

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Bitter Orange is published today (October 9) in the USA and Canada. And to celebrate I’m giving away one set of all three of my novels: Our Endless Numbered Days, Swimming Lessons, and a hardback copy of Bitter Orange (with its US cover).

To enter, just visit Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, and follow the instructions there. The competition is open worldwide.

The Canadian cover, from House of Anansi, is almost the same as the UK version.

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Early US reviews have been great:

Kirkus (starred review)
“In the vein of Shirley Jackson’s bone-chilling The Haunting of Hill House, Fuller’s disturbing novel will entrap readers in its twisty narrative, leaving them to reckon with what is real and what is unreal. An intoxicating, unsettling masterpiece.”

Entertainment Weekly
“In her new novel, Claire Fuller enhances the mystery with luscious detail: sights of ghosts, smells of overripe fruit, echoes of Cara wailing. The plot’s movements are rendered secondary, at least in the early going, to the atmosphere, and it’s to the novel’s benefit; with sensations so alive on the page, you’re constantly kept on your toes, attuned to the mania. You’ll ask, beguiled: What’s really going on here?”

Buy Bitter Orange.

Bitter Orange receives starred review from Kirkus

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Some early reviews from book bloggers and Amazon reviewers are already coming in for Bitter Orange (published in the UK on 2nd August, and in the US and Canada on October 9th). And I’m pleased to say the vast majority are very positive. But one that I’m especially delighted about is a starred review from Kirkus.

Kirkus is an American book review magazine which is notoriously rigorous. It reviews more than 8000 books each year, and only about 10% of these are given a star accolade.

Due to copyright restrictions, I’m not able to post the review on my website, but you can read it here.

Giveaways, Reviews and Mentions

Goodreads giveaway

Our Endless Numbered Days will be published this year. It’s been a long wait (over 18 months from when the novel was sold to Penguin in the UK). It will be released by Tin House in the US on 17th March, and to celebrate they’ve arranged a Goodreads giveaway. There are 10 free books available to US readers. Just enter your details here before 7th January for a chance of winning.

The beginning of a new year often brings with it those lists of ‘what books to look out for in 2015’, and I’m pleased to say that Our Endless Numbered Days featured in a few of them:

Isabel Costello’s Literary Sofa: Fiction Hot Picks 2015. This is a wonderful blog about reading and writing. She selected 13 novels due to be released shortly, and read many more.

Naomi Frisby’s Writes of Women: Ones to Read in 2015. A blog dedicated to writing by and about women writers; another blog well worth following. Naomi chose 16 books that have gone straight on my ‘to be read’ pile.

Huffington Post: Best Debut Fiction Coming in 2015. Hannah Beckerman selected 20 debuts coming in the first half of 2015.

The Guardian: The Most Eagerly Awaited Fiction 2015. A brief mention for Our Endless Numbered Days in a UK national paper.

The Readers: Books to Look Forward to in Spring and Summer 2015. If you prefer to listen to book recommendations this book-based banter podcast is great. Simon and Gavin list thirteen books each that they’re looking forward to in 2015.

The Globe and Mail (A Canadian newspaper): The 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2015 (the first half anyway).

The Chicago Tribune: 2015 Book Preview – the Future in Reading. Our Endless Numbered Days is listed with three others under the section, ‘Future Tense: Stories of Mystery, Horror and Suspense’.

Bella’s Bookshelves: Our Endless Numbered Days. A review from an early reader from Canada. “The atmosphere, the setting, the details…everything was so palpable that it feels like memory.”

And finally, in KIRKUS reviews an early review: “Fuller’s compelling coming-of-age story, narrated from the perspective of Peggy’s return to civilization, is delivered in translucent prose.”

So, don’t forget if you’re based in the US and would like a chance to get a free copy of Our Endless Numbered Days, don’t forget to go to Goodreads and click ‘enter to win’.