Debut Novelist Janice Clark on Her Love for Libraries

Watch debut author Janice Clark describe her love for libraries during the Random House Library Marketing's BEA Breakfast 2013.

Watch debut author Janice Clark describe her love for libraries during the Random House Library Marketing’s BEA Breakfast 2013.

“My sister is a librarian,” says Janice Clark. “She runs the book club and blogs about fiction for the library …. So I have a pretty good idea of all that librarians do to instill and promote the love of reading. And whenever my stack of books is getting low I just ask my sister what’s new and good, and she always has wonderful recommendations. It’s priceless to have someone whose opinion you really value help you find books you’ll love among the millions out there.”

The Rathbones is a gothic, literary adventure set in New England, chronicling one hundred years of a once prosperous and now crumbling whaling family, told by its last surviving member.

“Part odyssey, part ancestral mystery and part sea shanty, all brilliantly entwined and soaked in Greek myth,” says Erin Morgenstern, bestselling author of The Night Circus. “Mercy’s journey over sea and shore and through extraordinary family history is a remarkable tale, both epic and intimate. The Rathbones itself feels as though it was loom-woven or carved in whalebone. Beautifully crafted and elegantly told. A siren song of a story.”



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JANICE CLARK is a writer and designer living in Chicago. She grew up in Mystic, Connecticut, land of whaling and pizza. Visit the author online on Facebook and Twitter @JaniceClarkAuth.

About Janice Clark, author of The Rathbones

JANICE CLARK is a writer and designer living in Chicago. She grew up in Mystic, Connecticut, land of whaling and pizza. Visit the author online on Facebook and Twitter @JaniceClarkAuth.