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A Bend in the River

Invite to the Virtual Signing for A Bend In The River

Hope you’ll join me. Don’t forget to register! Virtual Signing: Authors Libby Hellmann & Kent Krueger in Conversation Author Libby Hellmann is interviewed by NY Times Bestselling Author Kent Krueger about her new historical novel set during the Vietnam War. Where: Crowdcast Online When: Oct. 6, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT Sponsor: The Book […]

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Celebrate the Launch of BEND and Win!

Hi, everyone. I know there’s a lot going on with the launch of A BEND IN THE RIVER, so I thought this would be a good opportunity to bring it all together. This video gives you an overview of the main launch activities, and you are invited to join in all of them, if you […]

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A Bend In The River: Video #3

Hi again, folks. In Video #3 with Authors on the Air Executive Director Pam Stack, I talk about the two protagonists of the novel, Tam and Mai. They are quite different and there is plenty of conflict between them, so much so that they grow estranged during the Vietnam War. Both go through experiences that […]

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The BEND BOGO Preorder is Live!

Hi, all. The BEND BOGO Preorder is LIVE, and I wanted you to know about it. Here’s the scoop: If you preorder A Bend In the River at your favorite retailer for $2.99, you’ll have the chance to get a SECOND Historical Novel by me FREE! All you have to do is fill out the […]

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A Bend In The River: Video #2

Hi again. In the second video about A Bend In The River, I chat to Pam about the idea for the book and how it came to me. Surprisingly, this was not a difficult book to write. Yes, my research was extensive, but when it came to the characters, their arcs seemed to write themselves. […]

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A Bend In The River: Video #1

For the next few weeks, I invite you to take a look at several very short videos on different aspects of A Bend In The River. Pam Stack of Authors On the Air interviewed me — this one focused on my trip to Vietnam and some of the highlights.   One more thing: Goodreads Book […]

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A Fresh Look!

I’ve been talking a lot about A Bend In The River recently, and I’ll continue to do so, but I’ve also freshened up the look of both my Ellie Foreman series and the Georgia Davis series. I thought you might like to take a look. I can’t believe how much I love these covers! Miguel […]

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More BEND IN THE RIVER News

Hi, all. Two pieces of news today. — If you are a librarian or a book reviewer, or a Book Club member looking for a new story for your club, you’ll be happy to know that A Bend In The River is now on NETGALLEY. You can request it right here, and I hope you […]

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My Goodreads Giveaway Is Live!

Just a reminder that the Goodreads Giveaway for A Bend In THe River is now live! Hope you’ll enter for the chance to get an advance reader copy! Here’s what you need to know:   Goodreads Book Giveaway A Bend In the River by Libby Fischer Hellmann Giveaway ends August 21, 2020. See the giveaway […]

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A Bend In The River — A Departure For Me

Hi, all, and Happy Monday. Some of you might know that in addition to Virtually Undetectable, I’ve been working on a longer historical novel set during the Vietnam War.  A Bend In The River follows the lives of two sisters whose village on the Mekong River is destroyed by American forces. They are the only […]

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