Paullina Simons to tour Australia with new book, Children of Liberty
by Clayton Wehner - October 13th, 2012
Paullina Simons to tour Australia with the prequel to One of the Top Ten Love Stories of all time, Children of Liberty
Simons shows the frailties of families and human nature and demonstrates that there’s so much more to life, such as honesty and loyalty – Good Reading
International bestselling author Paullina Simons is heading back to Australia to promote her new book Children of Liberty – the prequel to her bestselling novel The Bronze Horseman. The Bronze Horseman has been voted as “One of the Top Ten Love Stories of all Time”! *
Twelve years later and with some 2 million books sold in Australia, this new work has hit the Top 20 in the first two days of being published and is destined to thrill her fans who grew up with her novels from Tully, The Bronze Horseman (and its trilogy) to her last novel The Song in The Daylight.
Children of Liberty is set at the turn of the century and the dawning of the modern world. Gina Attaviano from Belpasso comes to Boston’s Freedom Docks to find a new and better life, and meets Harry Barrington, who is searching for his. The fates of the Barringtons and Attavianos collide on a course between the old and new, between what is expected and what is desired, what is chosen and what is bestowed, what is given and what is taken away. Set against the dawning of a new civilisation, the Model T, the birth of unions, the Russian Revolution, the upheaval of nations, and as America races headlong into the future, Gina and Harry’s love story will break your heart.
Paullina Simons says ‘Gina and Harry fall in love during one of America’s defining moments. Just as they seek to discover who they are, America enters a turning point in its own history. On the brink of becoming a world power, it struggles with the modernisation of its industry and workforce, at the same time attempting to expand its global reach with the building of the Panama Canal. This is an exciting time in American history. The mix of a compelling personal narrative set against the backdrop of transformative historical events has always been the subject that’s fascinated me, in the books I read and also in my own fiction.’
About Paullina Simons
Paullina Simons was born in Leningrad, Russia, in 1963. As a child she immigrated to Queens, New York, and went to college on Long Island. She moved to England to attend Essex University before returning to America and graduating from Kansas University. She has lived in Rome, London and Dallas, and now lives in New York with her husband and children. All of her novels have been top ten bestsellers, from Tully to Road to Paradise, and of course, her well-loved trilogy of The Bronze Horseman, The Bridge to Holy Cross and The Summer Garden. The Bronze Horseman’s title was taken from the tragic poem by Alexander Pushkin, and the novel, which skilfully highlights the ironies of the socialist utopia, was based on the experiences of Paullina’s grandmother, who survived in Leningrad through the German Blockade.
‘Paullina Simons knows how to keep the reader turning the pages’ – Courier-Mail
Sydney, November 2-5
Gold Coast/Brisbane, November 6–8
Perth, November 9-10
Adelaide, November 12-13
Melbourne, November 14-16
Hobart, November 17-18
Canberra, November 19
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