By Kristin O'Donnell Tubb
Selling Hope is a
fantastic example of really entertaining historical fiction based on a fascinating time in U.S. history that is not often represented.
Hope McDaniels is a young girl traveling the small-time vaudeville circuit
with her Walt Whitman-quoting illusionist father, who uses their show to help "educate the masses."
This story takes place in May of 1910 during the week preceding the passing by of Haley's Comet.
When Hope gets caught up in the comet fervor, she is torn between her desire to offer people
hope and her own yearning for a different life. In the midst of a community of quirky characters,
including Buster Keaton and his family, Hope struggles to define family and home.
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Kristin O'Donnell Tubb - Author of Selling Hope
Selling Hope author Kristin O'Donnell Tubb
lives in Tennesee with her family. Selling Hope is her second novel for kids; she released Autumn Winifred Oliver
Does Things Different in 2008. She has also authored numerous coloring and activity books. (Fun!)
The NHBA Interviews Kristin O'Donnell Tubb
We posed some of our questions and a couple questions from readers. Check it out--the interview is full of great tidbits and behind-the-scenes info! We learned about what encouraged Krisin in her writing, what she hopes people take away from her work, lots of background about SELLING HOPE, and even a little about her next book (to be released January 2013) called The 13th Sign!
Ideas for Book Clubbers and Others!
Several NHBA blog posts feature ideas and activities for Selling Hope which you can
use with your book club, even if that's just you and your kids!