Whistling Past the Graveyard is a finalist for the 2014 SIBA Book Award in fiction! She joins great books including Guests on Earth by Lee Smith (Shannon Ravenel Books), Life After Life by Jill McCorkle (Shannon Ravenel Books), Sycamore Row by John Grisham (Doubleday Books) and The Tilted World by Tom Franklin & Beth Ann Fennelly (William Morrow & Company) competing for the honor.
AudioFile has awarded the Whistling Past the Graveyard audio book with their Earphone Award (Phonie?) for September 2013. AudioFile awards Earphones to truly exceptional presentations that excel in all the following criteria:
- Narrative voice and style
- Vocal characterizations
- Appropriateness for the audio format
- Enhancement of the text
Amy Rubinate brought all that and more to her performance! She did such a great job bringing Starla to life. All the credit in the world to her for a phenomenal reading… If only she were available to do all the live readings on book tours…