News Release

Hawthorne Books Releases Tom Spanbauer’s novel, I Loved You More (Pub date: 4/15/14)

For immediate release 30 Oct 2013

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I Loved You More is a love triangle akin to Jeffrey Eugenides’The Marriage Plot and Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom, only with a gay narrator who charms men and women alike. Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild, said,  “This is Tom Spanbauer’s wrenching and beautiful masterpiece.”

Tom’s previous novels have also garnered exclaim and a dedicated readership. About Faraway Places the New York Times Book Review said, “A taut, brutal narrative… that comes to hypnotize, shimmering like the brilliant sun on the alfalfa fields,” and about The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon, they said, “The miracle of this novel it that it obliges us to rethink our whole idea of narration and history and myth. Tom Spanbauer’s Wild West is the hurly-burly of the mind. He takes us into territories where few of us would ever dare to go.” The Washington Post wrote, “Spanbauer’s genius resides even in the asides… teas[ing] out the genuine complexity of human love,” and Now is the Hour was Publishers Weekly‘s choice for one of the best 100 books of 2006.

Appearance at the Winter Institute; Book tour includes San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Boise, and New York;  AWP panel; Wordstock Literary Festival; Bumbershoot; Virtual book tour and book clubs via Skype; Podcasts; YouTube; Reader’s Guides; radio; and guest blogs.

Tom Spanbauer lives in Portland, Oregon, where he teaches Dangerous Writing. His novels include Faraway Places, The Man Who Fell In Love With The Moon, In The City Of Shy Hunters, and Now Is The Hour.

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