Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Book by Jessica Bell

Ever wondered how a five-year-old girl perceives the world? Then you definitely need to get your hands on THE BOOK, a novella by Jessica Bell

Check out these awesome reviews:

"Jessica Bell’s surprising risks with language capture a child’s clear vision in a world of adult heartbreak. Indelible. Courageous." ~Thaisa Frank, author of Heidegger's Glasses and Enchantment

"THE BOOK is both heartwarming and heartbreaking. It's going to rip your blood pump out of your chest, kick it around like a football, and then shove it back inside you, leaving you with a potently reinvigorated faith in humanity. A curiously captivating read that
somehow manages to encapsulate the length and breadth of love and family in one slim volume." ~Josh Donellan, author of Zeb and the Great Ruckus

Here's the blurb:

This book is not The Book. The Book is in this book. And The Book in this book is both
the goodie and the baddie.

Bonnie is five. She wants to bury The Book because it is a demon that should go to hell. Penny, Bonnie’s mother, does bury The Book, but every day she digs it up and writes in it. John, Bonnie’s father, doesn’t live with them anymore. But he still likes to write in it from time to time. Ted, Bonnie’s stepfather, would like to write in The Book, but Penny won’t allow it.

To Bonnie, The Book is sadness.

To Penny, The Book is liberation.

To John, The Book is forgiveness.

To Ted, The Book is envy.

But The Book in this book isn’t what it seems at all.

If there was one thing in this world you wished you could hold in your hand, what would it be? The world bets it would be The Book.

Intrigued?

Available at all major retailers in e-book and paperback, including Amazon US and Amazon UK.

23 comments:

Jessica Bell said...

Thanks so much for posting this! :-)

Eliza Tilton said...

Wondering if this is a play off ROOM. I'm curious enough to go check it out.

SA Larsenッ said...

Jess has been so consistent in her work. I really am intrigued by the cover of this one. Spotlighting it soon!!

Krystalyn Drown said...

I saw when Jessica posted the cover and was intruigued then. It looks really interesting.

Mia Hayson said...

Looks super interesting! Totally going to check it out on amazon uk. :)

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Pat Hatt said...

Great cover, sounds like a wonderful read too.

Ted Cross said...

Hey! She put me in her book! Thanks, Jessica.

JeffO said...

Interesting concept, great blurb!

D.G. Hudson said...

Congrats Jessica! It looks like an intriguing book, to mean so many things to different people - that book has power.

Sounds like a story I'd like to read. Her poetry grabs you by the throat, too. A good thing, it wakes you up, lets you peek inside the hurt.

Kristen Wixted said...

I am also fascinated here. Hmm...

mshatch said...

Ooh, that IS intriguing :)

Melanie Schulz said...

Very unique.

Johanna Garth said...

Like an earlier commenter, I wondered if there were any similarities to The Room. Sounds interesting and I'm curious to know what The Book is.

Christina Lee said...

Hell yeah, I'm intrigued. Wow, Jess! Off to check it out!

Donna K. Weaver said...

I saw this on another blog. Creepy and intriguing.

Shaharizan Perez said...

I am very intrigued. Working with children from K-12 grade, I wonder how Jessica Bell presents the voices of these five year olds. Very interesting.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Posted her book today as well - very cool for Jessica!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Very excited for Jessica. Thanks for sharing this.

Elise Fallson said...

Sounds like a very cool premise. I'm intrigued. Congrats Jessica!

Michael Offutt, Speculative Fiction Author said...

This sounds like a book that tries to be clever. Based on the reviews, I think it succeeds. Hmm. I'm intrigued.

Tara Tyler said...

totally intrigued! great teasing job!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Yes, I AM intrigued, and the more I read about this book, the more intrigued I am. Can't wait to read it.

Jessica Bell said...

So glad you're all intrigued! :-)