December 4, 2013

Helen in Love: Paperback Release Spotlight + Giveaway

Hey everyone! Today I'm spotlighting the novel Helen in Love by Rosie Sultan as it gets ready to be released in paperback! Read on to learn more about the book and enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post! Be sure to stop back soon to read my review of the book and check out my interview with the author! 

Helen in Love: A Novel
Author: Rosie Sultan
Genre: Historical Fiction
Release Date: December 2013 (paperback)
Publisher: Viking Adult


A captivating novel that explores the little-known romance of a beloved American icon.

Helen Keller has long been a towering figure in the pantheon of world heroines. Yet the enduring portrait of her in the popular imagination is The Miracle Worker, which ends when Helen is seven years old.

Rosie Sultan’s debut novel imagines a part of Keller’s life she rarely spoke of or wrote about: the man she once loved. When Helen is in her thirties and Annie Sullivan is diagnosed with tuberculosis, a young man steps in as a private secretary. Peter Fagan opens a new world to Helen, and their sensual interactions—signing and lip-reading with hands and fingers—quickly set in motion a liberating, passionate, and clandestine affair. It’s not long before Helen’s secret is discovered and met with stern disapproval from her family and Annie. As pressure mounts, the lovers plot to elope, and Helen is caught between the expectations of the people who love her and her most intimate desires.

Richly textured and deeply sympathetic, Sultan’s highly inventive telling of a story Keller herself would not tell is both a captivating romance and a rare glimpse into the mind and heart of an inspirational figure.
Rosie Sultan earned her MFA at Goddard College and won a PEN Discovery Award for fiction. A former fellow at the Virginia Center for the Arts, she has taught writing at Boston University, the University of Massachusetts, and Suffolk University. She lives with her husband and son in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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Giveaway: The awesome people at Viking are offering (1) paperback copy of Helen in Love for the giveaway! Open to US only!

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