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Moonlight on Linoleum
ELLE MAGAZINE’S 2012 GRAND PRIX NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR

Moonlight on Linoleum was chosen as ELLE Magazine’s 2012 Grand Prix Nonfiction Book of the Year (December issue, pg. 232). “Our readers favored Moonlight on Linoleum—about how Helwig and her five younger sisters survived their mother’s booze-fueled, man-crazy, and peripatetic lifestyle and indeed thrived—over work by Augusten Burroughs, Anne Lamott, Paul Auster, and others.” Kathleen Hefley wrote: “I was moved not out of pathos for Helwig’s plight nor because of anything especially heroic about her survival. She does not apologize and does not want our sympathies, and this made me respect her all the more as a writer. The power of this story is in the universality of celebrating the child who searched for the door, as she puts it, and how she ends victorious, whole and rich in her relationships with her sisters.


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NOMINATED FOR READING THE WEST BOOK AWARDS 2011

Moonlight on Linoleum has been nominated for Reading the West Book Awards 2011 which is sponsored by the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association. Selections are adult and children’s titles which exemplify the best in writing and whose subject matter deals with the region. Five books from each category will be announced for the Shortlist April 1, 2012 and winners will be announced May 30, 2012.


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A GOODREADS OCTOBER 2011 MOVER & SHAKER

Goodreads included Moonlight on Linoleum as a noteworthy title that has been "racing up our most popular charts this month." Read More


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SPOTLIGHTED IN ELLE MAGAZINE’S DECEMBER 2011 ISSUE

ELLE magazine has chosen Moonlight on Linoleum for their monthly ELLE Readers’ Prize. Each month ELLE editors choose three galleys and send them to fifteen ELLE readers who review them. Moonlight on Linoleum was their favorite book and will be spotlighted in ELLE’s December issue.


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A FALL 2011 OKRA PICK

The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) has selected Moonlight on Linoleum as a fall 2011 “Okra Pick” (great southern books “right off the vine”). The Okra Picks are a dozen noteworthy titles chosen each season that SIBA Indie Bookstores want to hand-sell.


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FEATURED AT BOOKEXPO AMERICA

Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, featured Terry Helwig’s Moonlight on Linoleum: A Daughter’s Memoir at BookExpo America in New York City May 23 - 26, 2011. Hardcover and eBook editions of the memoir can be pre-ordered now and will be available in bookstores beginning October 4, 2011.