Good news! Beatitude is now in stock on Amazon, where it has already received a 5-star review. While you’re waiting for your copy to arrive, you can use the “Search Inside this Book” tool to read the first chapter. Of course, you can also still order the book from the publisher, Rebel Satori Press, where it is #2 on the list of Current Top Sellers.
Beatitude is “temporarily out of stock” on Amazon—that’s sort of a good thing! You can still order it there and Amazon will ship it when available (soon, hopefully!). Or, you can order the book right now directly from Rebel Satori Press, where it is #2 on the Current Top Sellers list. Why wait? Order now and make it #1!
To celebrate the publication date of my first novel, Beatitude, words to live by:
“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” ~Dalai Lama
A quote from Beatitude is featured in the cool new Status Doctor mobile app, which features thousands of quotes that you can easily search and post to your Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Here’s the quote:
“Life. It’s all around us. Waiting to happen.” ~Larry Closs, BEATITUDE
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Larry Closs’s Beatitude is a sharp, smart novel with a human voice and some neat interweavings of memory and the present. Set in the recent past Read more
“There is a thrill when you read something so real, so true, that you’re never taken out of the moment by a contrived line or joke. You’re there, in that moment with the characters, living that life. That’s why we read in the first place.”
—Conor Grennan, author of the international bestseller, Little Princes
“A daring, honest writer with a gritty urban flair, who brings the reader into the new worlds he has created.”
—David Amram, composer, conductor, musician
The incredible cover of Beatitude is by Anthony Freda, an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Esquire, The New York Times, The Village Voice, Entertainment Weekly, Playboy and many others.
His work has also been included in the annual illustration and design competitions of The Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Communication Arts, Print Magazine and The Society of Publication Designers.
This is the first box of Beatitude Advance Reader’s Editions—aka galleys—soon to be bound for various magazines, newspapers, websites, blogs and other media outlets that review new books.
News about the deal for my debut novel, Beatitude, first appeared in the industry newsletter, Publishers Lunch, in September 2010. Beatitude will be published on October 18, 2011. The road to publication is a long one! My incredible agent, Michael Harriot, is now with Folio Literary Management.
My debut novel, Beatitude, will be published in October 2011 by Rebel Satori Press. I’ll be posting news and updates along the way. This is the very first Advance Reader’s Edition, unbound.