Monday, February 3, 2014

The Taste of Apple Seeds GIVEAWAY


“Hagena writes in sensual, poetic prose, bringing a fairy-tale quality to her gothic tale of family 
secrets and deceits.”

“Beautifully phrased, artful…The Taste of Apple Seeds is atmospheric and sensual…every word, 
every place is weighted with memories." 
The Independent (London)

“This melancholy novel about lifting the layers of history is packed with gorgeous imagery 
and undertones of buried secrets...Sultry, tragic and intensely atmospheric.”
   — The Times (London)


A Novel

by Katharina Hagena
On Sale: February 4, 2014

William Morrow is thrilled to publish the international bestseller THE TASTE OF APPLE SEEDSa heart-wrenching story about family, love, secrets and loss by Katharina Hagena (Trade Paperback; $14.99; ISBN: 9780062293473). Bittersweet yet uplifting, this novel of three generations of women has been translated into 25 languages, and sold more than a million copies in Europe.

THE TASTE OF APPLE SEEDS tells the story of young librarian Iris Berger. When Iris's grandmother dies, Iris is surprised to learn that she has inherited the house–a house she has not been in since her cousin Rosmarie's tragic death fifteen years before. But from her first step inside, the painful memories—and family secrets—instantly come flooding back. Allowing herself a week-long stay, she’ll ultimately have to decide this family treasure’s fate: keep it or sell it. As Iris reminisces, she comes to realize the choice won’t be so simple, for her grandmother’s cottage is an enchanting place where currant jam tastes of tears, sparks fly from fingertips, love’s embrace makes apple trees blossom, and the darkest family secrets never stay buried. While trying to rememberand forgetIris chances upon an old childhood friend who might just be the answer she is looking for.

With a hint of magical realism, seamless flashbacks and a narrative take on three generations of women and love, Hagena’s gorgeous writing touches each of the senses in a charming way. Readers will fall under the spell of THE TASTE OF APPLESEEDS and discover the amazing vulnerability and resilience of the human spirit. This is a story of heartbreak, hope, and friendship, and one that will be passed down through the generations.

Katharina Hagena, born 1967, has written a variety of books over the course of her career, including two non-fiction books, two children's books and two novels. She currently lives in Hamburg.

A Novel
by Katharina Hagena
William Morrow Paperback On Sale: February 4, 2014
Price: $14.99; 256 Pages; ISBN: 9780062293473; E-BOOK ISBN: 9780062293480

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