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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Giveaway Interview MOON AT NINE by DEBORAH ELLIS @DebEllisAuthor @orcabook @PajamaPress1 #LGBT

 Moon at Nine by Deborah Ellis

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Fifteen-year-old Farrin has many secrets. Although she goes to a school for gifted girls in Tehran, as the daughter of an aristocratic mother and wealthy father, Farrin must keep a low profile. It is 1988; ever since the Shah was overthrown, the deeply conservative and religious government controls every facet of life in Iran. If the Revolutionary Guard finds out about her mother’s Bring Back the Shah activities, her family could be thrown in jail, or worse.

The day she meets Sadira, Farrin’s life changes forever. Sadira is funny, wise, and outgoing; the two girls become inseparable. But as their friendship deepens into romance, the relationship takes a dangerous turn. It is against the law to be gay in Iran; the punishment is death. Despite their efforts to keep their love secret, the girls are discovered and arrested. Separated from Sadira, Farrin can only pray as she awaits execution. Will her family find a way to save them both?

Based on real-life events, multi-award winning author Deborah Ellis’s new book is a tense and riveting story about a world where homosexuality is considered so abhorrent that it is punishable by death.




Deborah Ellis
is the internationally acclaimed author of nearly thirty books for children and young people, most of which explore themes of social justice and courage. A peace activist, feminist, and humanitarian, Deborah has won many national and international awards for her books, including the Governor General’s Award, the Ruth Schwartz Award, the Vicky Metcalf Award, the American Library Association’s Notable List and the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award. In 2010, she received the Ontario Library Association President’s Award for Exceptional Achievement. Deborah lives in Ontario, Canada.


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PLEASE WELCOME DEBORAH TO BOOKHOUNDS ya



1. What is the first book you remember reading by yourself as a child?


It was a big book of 365 Bedtime Stories.



2. What are you reading right now?


An extraordinary novel called An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine



3. How does your garden grow?



With hard work, a bit of luck and help from a lot of people.



4. What is the last thing you Googled?



Retreats for women in Ontario - for my partner when she is finished cancer treatment.



5. What makes you cringe?



Men talking to women with disrespect. 



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