Tuesday, March 20, 2012

AUTHOR NEWS: Author Mary Pauline Lowry reveals a new cover for The Earthquake Machine

Author Mary Pauline Lowry has announced a new cover reveal for her book The Earthquake Machine. And, without further adieu, here is the new cover...

"The Earthquake Machine tells the story of 14 year-old Rhonda. On the outside, everything looks perfect in Rhonda's world but at home Rhonda has to deal with a manipulative father who keeps her mentally ill mother hooked on pharmaceuticals. The only reliable person in Rhonda's life is her family's Mexican yardman, Jess. But when the INS deports Jess back to his home state of Oaxaca, Rhonda is left alone with her increasingly painful family situation. Determined to find her friend Jess, Rhonda seizes an opportunity to run away during a camping trip with friends. She swims to the Mexican side of the Rio Grande and makes her way to the border town of Boquillas, Mexico. There a peyote-addled bartender convinces her she won't be safe traveling alone into the country's interior. So with the bartender's help, Rhonda cuts her hair and assumes the identity of a Mexican boy named Angel. She then sets off on a burro across the desert to look for Jess. Thus begins a wild adventure that explores the borders between the United States and Mexico, adolescence and adulthood, male and female, English and Spanish, and adult coming-of-age and Young Adult novels."

A reminder again that I am giving away a copy of The Earthquake Machine, thanks to author Mary Pauline Lowry. The book has been receiving great reviews! Check out what people are saying on Amazon and GoodReads.

Learn more on the author's website.

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