From bestselling author Nancy Star comes a deeply moving novel about the truths we hide from others and the lies we tell ourselves. RULES FOR MOVING (LakeUnionPress) is a quirky, mysterious and transformative novel.
To the outside world, beloved advice columnist Lane Meckler has all the answers. What no one knows is that she also has a secret: her life is a disaster, and it’s just gotten worse. Her husband, whom she was planning to leave, has died in a freak accident. Her six-year-old son, Henry, has stopped speaking to everyone but her. Lane’s solution? Move. Growing up, that was what her family did best.
But when she and Henry pack up and leave, Lane realizes that their next home is no better, and she finally begins to ask herself some hard questions. What made her family move so often? Why has she always felt like an outsider? How can she get Henry to speak?
On a journey to help her son find his voice, Lane discovers that somewhere along the way she lost her own. If she wants to help him, she’ll need to find the courage to face the past and to speak the truth she’s been hiding from for years.
I really enjoyed RULES FOR MOVING. I found the characters well-developed and fun! The story line has an important message for everyone reading the book. “Wherever you go, there you are.”
Born and raised in Queens, New York, Star produced her first book-length story while attending Francis Lewis High School. The story was written on a roll of paper towels and given as a gift to her best friend. When her friend confessed the treasured scroll had inexplicably disappeared, Star vowed all future books would be published in a more enduring form.
Star was always writing something, but her first career was in the movie business. An executive at the Samuel Goldwyn Company, Star was charged with scouting New York and London for both original material, books, plays and stories to be developed into films and independent films ready for release. Prior to her stint at Goldwyn, she was Story Editor at The Ladd Company where she worked with long-admired playwrights and novelists and on films that include some of her all-time favorites: Blade Runner, Chariots of Fire, Body Heat and the Right Stuff.
Nancy Star’s work has been translated into four languages, optioned for television, and chosen as Literary Guild and Mystery guild featured selections. Her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Family Circle and Diversion Magazine. Star is a member of the Author’s Guild, Women’s Media Group and Mystery Writers of America. As a film executive she was a member of The Groucho Club in London and would not mind one bit if they decided to invite her back!
Thanks to Kathleen Carter Communications we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us if you’ve had to move around a lot and what it’s like. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.
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