Tuesday, May 26, 2015

G580 Out from the Underworld

Title of the book: Out from the Underworld

Author: Heather Siegel

Publisher: Greenpoint Press

Publishing Date: 2015

ISBN: 978-0-9906194-0-6


Heather Siegel was six years old when her mother disappeared, sending her father into a tailspin that took Heather and her siblings down with him—from a comfortable suburban home to a barely habitable basement apartment, a dark world they soon found themselves fighting to return to from the exile of foster care, then fighting even harder to escape.

Forty years later, Heather Siegel tells the remarkable story of how she and her siblings, Jaz and Greg, banded together to find out what happened to their mother and fight their way Out from the Underworld with nothing but their wits, determination, unbreakable bonds and gifts for humor and compassion to sustain them. A wrenching, inspiring story filled with heartbreak, hope and love, Out from the Underworld will move you to laughter and tears.

Author Info:
(From iRead Book Tours)

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Heather Siegel
Meet the Author:

Heather Siegel holds an MFA in nonfiction writing from The New School. Her work has appeared on Salon.com and in The Mother Magazine and Author Magazine, as well as in various trade publications. She was a finalist for the 2010 Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Award in Nonfiction Writing, the 2011 San Francisco Writers Conference Nonfiction Writing Award, the Carolina Wren Press 2012 Doris Bakwin Award and the 2012 Kore Press First Book Award. A multi-creative person with interests in the arts, nutrition, health and beauty, she has founded several independent businesses, including a coffeehouse, a café, an organic juice bar and a natural beauty bar. She currently lives with her husband, Jon, and daughter, Julia, in the woods of Long Island in a house filled with light.

Connect with Heather:  Website  ~  Facebook  ~  Twitter

Personal Opinion:

Definitely speaking, this book has potential to be a great story, and while I got that, I felt that the story was too scattered and there weren't a lot of transitions which made it difficult to read chapter by chapter. I didn't understand a lot of what was going on and I had trouble understanding the adults in the story, at least as relating to Heather's father and the grandparents. Probably like Heather, I felt frustrated about being kept in the dark when it came to these characters.

This is for iRead Book Tours

Tour Schedule:

May 18 - Library of Clean Reads - review / giveaway
May 19 - T's Stuff - review / guest post / giveaway
May 19 - The Cheshire Cat's Looking Glass - book spotlight / giveaway
May 20 - TW Brown on Border Collies, Zombies, and the Indie writing scene - review / guest post
May 20 - Vic's Media Room - review
May 21 - Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers - review
May 22 - Life as Leels - review
May 22 - Book Stop Corner - review / author interview / giveaway
May 22 - Back Porchervations - review 
May 25 - The All Night Library - review
May 25 - Pinky's Favorite Reads - book spotlight / author interview
May 26 - Svetlana's Reads and Views - review
May 27 - The Things We Read - review 
May 27 - chic.toronto - review
May 28 - Sincerely Stacie - review
May 29 - Room With Books - review / author interview / giveaway
June 1 -  Deal Sharing Aunt - review
June 1 -  A Blue Million Books - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
June 2 - The World As I See It - review / giveaway
June 3 - Nighttime Reading Center - review / author interview / giveaway
June 4 - Jessica Cassidy - review / author interview / giveaway 
June 5 - The Discerning Reader - review / giveaway
June 9 - Laura Fabiani - Top Amazon.ca Reviewer - review
June 11 - Confessions of a Reader - book spotlight / author interview
June 15 - Ryder Islington's Blog - review
June 17 - A Splendid Messy Life - review / author interview / giveaway
June 18 - Girl With Camera - review
June 19 - Essentially Italian - book spotlight / giveaway

4 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)

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