Sunday, March 10, 2019

It's in the stores! The Beauty of the Moment by Tanaz Bhathena


The Beauty of the Moment
Susan Thomas is the new girl at school – she’s smart, driven, and strives for perfection. Her Indian family has just moved from Saudi Arabia to Canada, and according to her parents, her future will be set once she becomes a doctor or engineer. But Susan has a secret. She wants to be an artist instead.
Malcolm Vakil is the bad boy – he started raising hell at age fifteen, after his mom died of cancer, and has had a reputation ever since. He doesn’t care about connecting with his dad, or getting to know his stepmom. Unlike his other Zoroastrian friends, he doesn’t even know what he wants for his own future. Until he meets Susan. 
Love is messy and families are messier, but in spite of their burdens, Susan and Malcolm fall for each other. The ways they drift apart and come back together are testaments to family, culture, and being true to who you are.

Available now at: Chapters,  Amazon, BAM, Indiebound, Powells, and at bricks and mortars stores everywhere

Tanaz Bhathena was born in India and raised in Saudi Arabia and Canada. Her previous young adult novel A Girl Like That (Farrar Straus Giroux, 2018) was nominated for the 2019 Ontario Library Association White Pine Award and named a Best Book of 2018 by The Globe and Mail, CBC, Quill & Quire, Seventeen, PopSugar, and The Times of India, among others. 
Tanaz also has a fantasy duology coming out called Hunted by the Sky, with the first book appearing in spring 2020 (from Farrar Straus Girouux and Penguin Canada). Her short stories have appeared in various journals, including BlackbirdWitness, Room, and of course Quick Brown Fox
On May 11, 2019, Tanaz will be one of the guest speakers at Brian Henry’s Writing for Children and for Young Adults workshop, along with Erin O’Connor. Details here.

See Brian’s full schedule hereincluding writing workshops, weekly writing classes, and weekend retreats in Algonquin Park, Bolton, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Collingwood, Georgetown, Georgina, Guelph, Hamilton, Jackson’s Point, Kingston, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Midland, Mississauga, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Saint John, NB, Sudbury, Toronto, Windsor, Woodstock, Halton, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York Region, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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