Monday, October 24, 2016

Virtual Tour - Come Next Spring by Alana White

Come Next Spring
by Alana White
Publication Date: August 23rd 2016
Genre: Historical Fiction/Young Adult
It’s 1949 in Tennessee Smoky Mountain country, and everything in pre-teen Salina’s life seems suddenly different. Her sister is engaged, her brother is absorbed in caring for his sickly foal, and salina feels she has nothing in common anymore with her best friend. This novel for young people captures the insular spirit of the mountain people, the breathtaking country itself, and a girl’s struggle to accept the inevitability of change.

"An evocative first novel....the message is rounded out with lively characters, period details, and the sustained use of Salina's childlike point of view." - Kirkus
“. . . .A story as intricately patterned and multicolored as a practical, quilted coat—one that will warm readers, too.” -ALA Booklist Starred Review
“This finely crafted first novel engagingly depicts early adolescent feelings. All the events in the story occur between the first day of school and Christmas, in a year when Salina Harris moves beyond her concerns for popularity to an unfolding friendship with Scooter Russell, an unwelcome new-comer. . . .It is well paced, building to a dramatic climax; it creates a strong sense of time and place; and the novel includes a likable cast of characters and even a romance.” -Horn Book Magazine
“Salina is a wonderfully drawn character (who), with the help of loving parents and a teacher who challenges her to see a larger picture, realizes that change is inevitable, and that she will be able to accept it.” -School Library Journal

Author Info
Alana White is the author of fiction and nonfiction for adults and young readers. Her most recent publications are the adult historical mystery novel, The Sign of the Weeping Virgin, set at the height of the Italian Renaissance in Florence, Italy, and Come Next Spring, a coming of age novel set in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee in the 1940s. She is also the author of a biography of Sacagawea, Sacagawea: Westward With Lewis and Clark. She is a longtime member of the Historical Novel Society and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives in Nashville, TN. Alana welcomes readers and is always available for reader group chats. 

Please visit her at for more information. As well as HNS and SCBWI, she is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, the Author's Guild, and the Women's National Book Association. 
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Blog Tour Schedule
Monday, October 10 Kick Off at Passages to the Past 
Tuesday, October 11 Spotlight at Let Them Read Books 
Wednesday, October 12 Review at Back Porchervations Interview at Nothing But Books 
Thursday, October 13 Spotlight at A Bookaholic Swede 
Friday, October 14 Review at Reading Is My SuperPower 
Saturday, October 15 Review at Oh, For the Hook of a Book 
Sunday, October 16 Interview at Oh, For the Hook of a Book 
Tuesday, October 18 Review at History From a Woman's Perspective Spotlight at Just One More Chapter 
Thursday, October 20 Review at Impressions In Ink Review at Books, Dreams, Life Review at Svetlana's Reads and Views Spotlight at CelticLady's Reviews 
Friday, October 21 Spotlight at The Book Tree 
Saturday, October 22 Review at Queen of All She Reads 
Sunday, October 23 Review at Quirky Lady Reviews Interview at Jorie Loves a Story Spotlight at Kinx's Book Nook 

Monday, October 24 Review at Book Nerd Review at Jorie Loves a Story Review at The Book Junkie Reads
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