Join me at the Big Book Getaway on Feb 21-22, 2014

February 21-22, 2014 The Big Book Getaway


Mohegan Sun Hotel, Uncasville, CT 06382

I'll discuss my novels, take questions,and sign books. Celebrate with hundreds of other book lovers! You'll hear presentations by Debbie Macomber, Sarah Addison Allen, P.J. O’Rourke, Pete Hamill, Eloisa James, Charlotte Rogan and even Dr. Ruth Westheimer! There will also be panel discussions on genres including romance, biography, military, fiction, theater, travel, cooking, memoir, spiritualism, history and many other topics.

FYI: This is a paid event. For tickets and more info go to:

"The Map of True Places" Hits the Bestseller List

The paperback version of "The Map of True Places" hit the Massachusetts South Shore Fiction Bestseller list.

The Map of True Places by Brunonia Barry
The Map of True Places by Brunonia Barry

Map is in very good company. Just check out the rest of the Top Ten list:

Paperback fiction

1. The Postmistress, Sarah Blake

2. Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese

3. The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein

4. Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen

5. Lipstick in Afghanistan, Roberta Gatley

6. The Help, Kathryn Stockett

7. The Island, Elin Hilderbrand

8. The Map of True Places, Brunonia Barry

9. The Three Weissmanns of Westport, Cathleen Schline

10. Winter Garden, Kristin Hannah

To see what other kinds books are selling well in this area, click here.


To The New Year

The past year was challenging for most of us on so many levels. For me, it was also the realization of a long-held dream with the publication of The Lace Reader and the subsequent book tour that lasted four months and allowed me to meet some wonderful people along the way. It's inspiring to travel around the country and experience the intelligence and kindness of strangers. These person-to-person contacts convince me that there's much that we can accomplish together.

Here's to a 2009 that's better for all of us.


News Update

The Lace Reader has been chosen by Barnes and Noble as their January "New Reads" book club pick. I will be on line every day starting on the 5th. If you'd like to join the discussion, click here.  

Also, The Lace Reader has been chosen by Book Bloggers as one of the top 10 books of 2008. Below is their contemporary fiction list. To see the books in other categories, click here.

Contemporary Literature All About Lulu by Jonathan Evison  Gardens of Water by Alan Drew  The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson  The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen  The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein  The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry  Matrimony by Joshua Henkin  The House at Riverton by Kate Morton  Songs for the Missing by Stewart O’Nan  The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

Massachusetts Book Signings Today and Tomorrow

Tonight and tomorrow night are my last scheduled public book signings in Massachusetts for 2008. We had a wonderful event at the Borders in Peabody last night. It was a large crowd and almost everyone had read the book so it quickly turned into a lively book club meeting where we could discuss everything about "The Lace Reader. If you'd like to join the conversation, please stop by one of the events listed below.

Happy Halloween!

10/29 SALEM, MA/Cornerstone Books/Halloween Event 7pm

10/30 GLOUCESTER, MA/Bookstore of Gloucester/Speaking & Signing 7pm