Anyone who has read Tara Dairman's middle-grade debut ALL FOUR STARS will not have been able to help falling in love with her intrepid protagonist, Gladys Gatsby. At age 12, this self-styled foodie is the youngest paid restaurant critic for New York's top newspaper. Among its many accolades, ALL FOUR STARS was an IRA Groundbreaking Choice for Reading, an Amazon Editor's Pick for Summer Reading, and a BookSpan Book of the Month Club selection. Also: It's un-putdownable. (Really!)
Even better news? You will be able to read the utterly charming sequel, THE STARS OF SUMMER, in just a few short months—it's out on May 5th, and you can preorder your copy right now by clicking HERE!
But the very best news of all? Yes! There are more adventures on the way for Gladys Gatsby! I'm delighted to share that Shauna Rossano at Putnam has just signed up a third installment in the ongoing culinary epic. While the new book is still untitled, its target release date is spring 2016. The story details are still a tightly held secret, but I am told (in deepest secrecy) that a foodie trip to PARIS may be involved. Stay tuned for more info to come...
Hooray and congratulations, dear Tara!
"A sympathetic protagonist combines with intriguing medical possibility for a solid thriller." ~ Kirkus Reviews. March release.
"Barton offers an immersive, engaging, and unflinching portrait of the difficulties of the Reconstruction era". ~ Kirkus Reviews, starred review. April release.