Straw Dog Members Book Launch

Jacqueline’s newest book, Tiger in the House, will be in bookstores February 28th, 2017!

Jaqueline Sheehan is the author of THE COMETS TALE (2003), LOST & FOUND (2007), NOW & THEN (2009), PICTURE THIS (2012), THE CENTER OF THE WORLD (2016), TIGER IN THE HOUSE (2017)

Tiger in the House
Delia Lamont has had it. Though she loves her job at Portland, Maine’s child services agency, its frustrations have left her feeling burned out and restless. She’s ready to join her carefree sister Juniper and start a seaside bakery, celebrating and serving life’s sweetness for a change.

The Tiger in the House is teeming with excitement and heart-stirring emotion. A natural storyteller, Sheehan will draw you in with her finely crafted characters and hold you tight until the very end.” -Heather Gudenkauf, author of The Weight of Silence

“The Tiger in the House is at once terrifying and tender, a tribute to this writer’s range in the realm of domestic drama. I read it once, and then I read it all over again. Stop what you’re doing and settle down with this one.” –Jacquelyn Mitchard, number one New York Times bestselling author of twelve novels for adults, including The Deep End of the Ocean

“I love Jacqueline Sheehan’s books because they’re about real life with exciting, breathtaking twists. The Tiger in the House is a gripper. From the start where we meet a five year old girl without a last name standing on the side of the road to the ending I wasn’t expecting, I felt like holding my breath. What a great read.”–Cathy Lamb, author of The Language of Sisters 

“The Tiger in the House is an absorbing story about two sisters—the strengths and struggles they share, and the secrets they don’t. Delia is a compelling heroine, sensitively rendered. Jacqueline Sheehan is a perceptive observer of the complexities of family relationships in the face of tragedy.”–Emily Arsenault, author of The Evening Spider

  • March 5th, 3pm, BOOK LAUNCH! Book launch for TIGER IN THE HOUSE at Broadside Books in Northampton.
  • April 4th, 7pm, The Basement, Northampton, MA – Jaqueline is the featured reader at Writers Night Out.
  • April 17th, 6pm, Jacqueline discusses THE TIGER IN THE HOUSE with the Odyssey Book Group at Odyssey Books .

To learn more about  Straw Dog Writers Guild Member Jaqueline Sheehan please visit her website at

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KINSHIP OF CLOVER by Ellen Meeropol, coming April 2017

Ellen Meeropol is the author of three novels – HOUSE ARREST (2011), ON HURRICANE ISLAND (2015), and KINSHIP OF CLOVER (2017).

Kinship of Clover

The environment is dying and the plants have chosen you to save them. You’re going to make a difference . . . but at what cost?
“Midway through this wonderful novel, you will find a woman dancing in her wheelchair. That scene is one of many memorable moments in a story about young people organizing for a sustainable future, even as their once-radical elders try to hold on to a gradually disappearing past. This is a book about time and love, politics and family, and it is sharply observant and deeply compassionate.”
Charles Baxter, author of The Feast of Love

“Ellen Meeropol’s new novel, Kinship of Clover, is a stunning kaleidoscope of humanity, with characters so real and complicated and full of life that you’ll want to linger with them over coffee long after the last page is turned. She treats them all with tremendous generosity, but it’s her creation of Flo, the feisty revolutionary whose mind is devoured a little more each day by Alzheimer’s, who won my heart through and through.”
—Emily Crowe, Odyssey Bookshop (South Hadley, MA)

“Kinship of Clover counters our culture’s typically insular fiction. From a teenage girl in a wheelchair experiencing her first romantic relationship, to an older activist suffering from Alzheimer’s, to a father adjusting after years in prison, to a young man affected by childhood trauma, to environmentalists worried about global destruction, to biracial characters accepting their heritage, Kinship of Clover depicts our diversity. Meeropol’s social concerns drive issues that surround these sensitively drawn characters. But the novel’s subjects are secondary to the story, one as elaborate and engaging as its ideological undercurrent.” Nan Cuba, author of Body and Bread


  • April 5, 7 pm – Book launch Party, Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley, MA
  • April 8 – White Square Books, Easthampton, MA (Easthampton Bookfest)
  • April 13 – Granby Free Library, Granby, MA

To learn more about  Straw Dog Writers Guild Member Ellen Meeropol please visit her website at

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