Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Laura Dave's boots are made for walkin'....plus a book giveaway

We welcome Laura Dave back to CLC today to celebrate the publication of her latest novel, Hello, Sunshine. Thanks to BookSparks, we have one copy to give away as part of their 2017 Summer Reading Challenge

Laura Dave is the international bestselling author of Eight Hundred Grapes, The First Husband, The Divorce Party, and London is the Best City in America. Her novels have been published in fifteen countries and optioned as major motion pictures. Dave's writing has appeared in The New York Times, Glamour, Self, Redbook, and Cosmopolitan. She lives in New York City. Visit Laura at her website, Facebook, and Twitter.

Melissa A got to interview Laura a while back for The Jewish Food Experience. Check it out here.

Sunshine Mackenzie has it all…until her secrets come to light.

Sunshine Mackenzie is living the dream—she’s a culinary star with millions of fans, a line of #1 bestselling cookbooks, and a devoted husband happy to support her every endeavor.

And then she gets hacked.

When Sunshine’s secrets are revealed, her fall from grace is catastrophic. She loses the husband, her show, the fans, and her apartment. She’s forced to return to the childhood home—and the estranged sister—she’s tried hard to forget. But what Sunshine does amid the ashes of her own destruction may well save her life.

In a world where celebrity is a careful construct, Hello, Sunshine is a compelling, funny, and evocative novel about what it means to live an authentic life in an inauthentic age.

Tell us about a time you experienced buyer's remorse:
These gorgeous espadrilles. Which are too uncomfortable to actually put on.

What store that no longer exists would you like to bring back?
City Bakery in Los Angeles. I like having their pastries on the west coast.

What is the oldest item of clothing still in your possession? What year is it from?
An oatmeal sweater - 1980s. Love it still.

Best deal you ever got on an item?
A pair of gorgeous black boots. I wore them so much, it turned into $1.00 a wear!

Favorite splurge purchase?
Oatmeal sweaters, even new ones.

Thanks to Laura for chatting with us and BookSparks for sharing her book with our readers.

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Giveaway ends July 16th at midnight EST.


Janine said...

Cache. They shut it down a couple years ago and I used to shop there every couple of weeks. They sold some of the cutest clothes. I still have a couple of dresses in my closet even though they are half the size I am now and I doubt I will ever fit in them again. They are too pretty to get rid of. But maybe it is time.

Aire para respirar said...

when I was a kid, there were a couple of shoe shops with high chairs , so you could feel like the queen of the place on top of them

Kristi L said...

We had a mom and pop store that was called Shurway. They had the best meat market. Everything was always fresh.

Margie Shaw said...

The store that no longer exists that I really miss is the Ames Department Store. You could always find what you needed there.

Carla S. said...

I used to like Jordan Marsh back in the day before they closed.

Linda Kish said...

Mervyn's. It's kind of like Kohl's but I liked it more.

Kelley L Blair said...

I want to read this book!!

Letty Blanchard said...

Even though I have a favorite indie bookstore here in town, I do miss Borders Books & Music. Always had to stop in there while at the mall.

Melanie Backus said...

Our town is losing its Sears. I want it back!!! Also Hastings!

diannekc said...

I would like to see Marshall Field's return. They were bought out by Macy's, but it's not the same.

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Rita Wray said...

I wish we still had Mervyns, Emporium and Montgomery Wards.

Mary Preston said...

We had a Bailey's store here in town. Multiple levels of shopping fun. Alas!!

Suburban prep said...

I Liked Marshall Field's

traveler said...

I miss Eaton's. A great old fashioned dept. store where you could buy everything and shop downtown.

Susan Roberts said...

Boarders. I loved book shopping there.

Jennifer C said...

The bookstores in the mall- B. Dalton. Just walking by and that smell!! And make it the 90s when I still liked to shop in the mall! :)

Carol D said...

I miss Two Guys. Two Guys was a department and grocery story. It had a little of everything. When I was a kid my mother always told us if we behaved in the store we would get a cart hotdog on the way out. There were the best hotdogs.

Anonymous said...

I miss Peppermint Records & having an FYE near here and I wish we had ANY book store. Just give me places to buy actual CD's, vinyl and books and I'd be happy!lol