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Bainbridge Island author has best book at Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association’s BuzzBooks
Bainbridge Island author Carol Cassella’s forthcoming novel “Gemini” (Simon & Schuster, March 2014) was the winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association’s BuzzBooks contest at the group’s annual tradeshow.
The tradeshow was Oct. 6-8 in Portland, Ore.
More than 150 booksellers and librarians from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska visited publishers on the tradeshow floor to listen to pitches for some of the most anticipated titles from those presses. Participants then voted for the book they felt generated the most buzz to share with their customers and patrons.
With “Gemini,” Cassella (“Oxygen,” “Healer”) tells tells the intertwining and heartrending stories of an emergency room physician and her critically-injured patient, known only as Jane Doe.
After their sneak peek, Northwest literary tastemakers were sold on this medical mystery that is also a love story and exploration of family, with a complex moral dilemma at its heart.
The book is scheduled for release by Simon & Schuster on March 4, 2014.