Monthly Archives: November 2011

My Book, The Movie

Recently I was invited to write a guest blog for the Campaign for the American Reader, addressing the question of how I would cast a film version of The Sisters.  So here’s my wish list for My Book, The Movie.

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A Little Unconventional Research–My eBay Library

You might enjoy my guest blog for booktrib.com about an unconventional method of research that helped me write The Sisters–eBay.

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The Kirkus List–Best Fiction of 2011

I was thrilled to learn today that Kirkus has included The Sisters on its list of Best Fiction of 2011.

Read the Kirkus review of The Sisters.

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From The Happy Book Blog

I want to thank Jolina Petersheim, author of the popular Nashville-area blog, The Happy Book Blog, for her sensitive review of The Sisters. 

Sacrifice misinterpreted as selfishness becomes the catalyst that drives two beloved sisters, Mabel and Bertie Fischer, apart in Nancy Jensen’s compelling, multi-generational debut novel, The Sisters, selected as the #1 Indie Next Pick for December 2012. Initially set in the rural town of Juniper, Kentucky — where everyone’s dirty laundry is aired regardless if it’s hanging on the line or not — Mabel’s departure with Bertie’s sweetheart on the day of Bertie’s eighth grade graduation appears to both her sister and the town as an unforgivable act.

Propelled by the betrayal of the two people she had trusted and loved the most, Bertie’s bitterness and refusal to read or answer Mabel’s numerous letters explaining her actions causes the sisters’ previously inseparable lives to remain adrift. Through the lean years of the Great Depression, the Second World War, Vietnam, to present day, Mabel and Bertie continue to grow and change without the other sister taking part in each other’s transformation from girl to woman, wife to mother.

Click here to read the full review.

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Audio, Anyone?

Have a listen!  Click here  for a sample of the audio version of The Sisters, beautifully read by Cassandra Campbell for Blackstone Audio.

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