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TLC Book Tour: Capote in Kansas

A copy of Capote in Kansas by Kim Powers was in the mail yesterday. Lisa e-mailed me and asked if I’d be interested in hosting a TLC Book Tour stop in October, as the novel is due out in paperback on Oct 4. It’s a fictionalized account of Truman Capote (In Cold Blood) meeting Harper Lee (To Kill A Mockingbird). The blurb writes:

“He was Truman Capote; she was Harper Lee. They would reunite in Kansas to create In Cold Blood, one of the most riveting works of mystery and true crime ever written. And they would start talk of an even greater, unspoken mystery and crime: What happened between them—and who really wrote To Kill a Mockingbird? How did two innocents from a backwoods Southern town go on to become two of the most celebrated writers of the twentieth century, and why—just a few years later—did they stop speaking to one another? Or did they?…

Not only that this is a literary fiction, as befit to the month of Halloween, the book, which is secondarily titled A Ghost Story, will be a perfect choice for haunting read. I’m really excited to host a stop on Oct 6, the day on which the review will be posted. If you haven’t heard of the TLC Book Tour, I strongly recommend you to check out the blog. I am looking forward to reading the novel, and comparing notes with many of my book blogger friends.

Kim Powers’ TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Wednesday, Oct. 1st:  Bookgirl’s Nightstand

Friday, Oct. 3rd: Book Room Reviews

Monday, Oct. 6th: A Guy’s Moleskin Notebook

Wednesday, Oct. 8th: Tripping Toward Lucidity

Friday, Oct. 10th:  book-a-rama

Monday, Oct. 13th: Ready When You Are, C.B.

Wednesday, Oct. 15th: Bibliolatry

Friday, Oct. 17th:  Books and Movies

Monday, Oct. 20th: Booking Mama

Wednesday, Oct. 22nd: Diary of an Eccentric

Thursday, Oct. 23rd:  Maw Books

Friday, Oct. 24th: Book Club Classics

Monday, Oct. 27th: Books and Cooks

Tuesday, Oct. 28th:  Devourer of Books

Wednesday, Oct. 29th: Literate Housewife

13 Responses

  1. This sounds interesting. I’m looking forward to hearing what you think of the book. I still need to read the actual In Cold Blood!

  2. My copy arrived yesterday. It does look like fun.

  3. This does seem interesting. I’m familiar with both film accounts of this pairing, centered around the In Cold Blood events. I’ve read some speculations in other sources about their interaction as friends and influence and possible co-authorship of two important works. I’ll definitely keep a lookout.

  4. Interesting concept – this Book tour: first time I’ve come across it. Look forward to hearing what you have to say about this book. And yes, I’ve read In Cold Blood but must have read it before I started blogging as I’ve clearly not reviewed it!

  5. This would have been a good choice for my book club, but we’re already reading Blindness. I have In Cold Blood by my bed, along with last year’s biography of Harper Lee. I’m looking forward to finally reading them.

  6. Danielle:
    I have to squeeze in In Cold Blood because of this book, although it’s not a prerequisite. 🙂

  7. C.B. James:
    I’m intrigued by the idea of virtual book tour. It’s gonna be so much fun reviewing the same boo. 🙂

  8. Greg S:
    Co-authorship might be a myth that media and entertained for years. I think their friendship might have sparkled ideas and inspirations that eventually led to the fruition of their works.

  9. seachanges:
    This book tour truly brings out the best of book blogging, whose influence on the book industry has grown. There is no better way to hear from what book lovers say about what they enjoy to do. 🙂

  10. Jef:
    Blindness would spawn very thoughtful and noisy interaction among the members of your book club I’m sure. It’s very engrossing. I just admire how Saramago could have built up on hypothetical situation that nobody ever conceives and yet verbalizes it in so vivid of details. Almost too vivid and disgusting in this case.

  11. I’m really looking forward to reading this. And Matt, I hope that you like In Cold Blood, in spite of its tragic subject matter. I read it for the first time when I was a young teenager, and it was the first book I read which showed me the sheer beauty and power of language in the hands of a master writer. I still remember passages of that book word for word.

  12. Thom:
    I’m ashamed that I haven’t read In Cold Blood, which I suspect might be helpful to read before Capote in Kansas. The subject matter just intrigues me. You should read along so we can compare notes? 🙂

  13. […] your nightstand now: The pile that makes up my fall reading list. Middlemarch by George Eliot, Capote in Kansas by Kim Powers (I’ll be hosting the TLC Book Tour on October 6), Traitor to the Race by […]

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