The Lost Husband–LAUNCH!

It’s been a heck of a week!

We had a FANTASTIC crowd at the launch for The Lost Husband this week!  It felt like there were a thousand people there, which can’t be right.  But it was standing-room-only, and Brazos Bookstore sold out of books.

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I am so grateful to all the people who came to cheer this book on.  And I’m grateful, too, to TARGET for choosing it as a featured book and  USA Today for calling it “heartwarming.”

And so, so grateful to PEOPLE Magazine for giving it a beautiful review!


It’s always a bit of a naked feeling putting out a new book.  You’ve worked so long and so quietly–and then, suddenly, it’s out there, and reviews are popping up everywhere . . . That’s part of the fun, of course–because it’s gratifying to share the stories with readers at last.  But it’s a little nervewracking, too.

I wish I could send everybody who came to the launch–or who’s given it a good review, or who’s Facebooked about how much they loved it–a heartfelt, handwritten thank-you note on gorgeous linen stationery to tell them how grateful I am.

As it is, I’ll just have to hope that somehow they already know.


4 responses to “The Lost Husband–LAUNCH!”

  1. Mo says:

    I haven’t read this yet, but with my Mother’s Day gift card I will be getting it today! I can’t wait :)

    I have read your ending passage at the end of Everyone is Beautiful so many times I have it memorized. It’s almost healing how honest it is.

    Thank you for your writing and your beautiful view on life. As alwayss, I am looking forward to diving into another book.


    • Wow! Thank you!! I have that paragraph memorized, too–but I feel very honored that you do, too. It’s my own personal manifesto on beauty, really, and it always feels very meaningful to me to read back through it. We made a video for it–have you seen it?

      Thanks very much for your message, Mo–and I hope you enjoy The Lost Husband!!

  2. Kater says:

    This is my book club pick for next month. Any chance there are discussion questions floating around out there? So many interesting characters and each with their own conflicts and backstories…. It will get a high rating from me, that’s for sure!

    • How fun that you will be discussing The Lost Husband in your book club! I’m sorry to say that I don’t know of any discussion questions out there at the moment! If I hear of anything, I’ll let you know. I bet it will be a fun discussion. I’d love to know what folks think about O’Connor’s behavior on the playground… Many good wishes! Please say HI to your book club–and happy summer!!