Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Press Release: Gabriel's Daughters acquired by Jolly Fish Press

It's official:

For Immediate Release
Contact: Kirk Cunningham, Head Publicist: (801) 380-4503 | kirk@jollyfishpress.com

Jolly Fish Press Acquires Janet Kay Jensen's Gabriel's Daughters

PROVO, UT—Jolly Fish Press (JFP) has successfully acquired Gabriel's Daughters, a heart-wrenching literary fiction from award-winning author Janet Kay Jensen.

Gabriel's Daughters wrestles with issues of polygamy, homosexuality, and modernity through the lives of the large, loving, and polygamous Martin family. The story is told primarily through the eyes of Zina Martin, a young girl who, upon discovering she is impregnated by her "sterile" teacher—and will soon be married off to a man three times her age—escapes the enclosed polygamous town of Gabriel's Landing, Utah. Zina then embarks on a journey full of self-discovery, yet she can never fully escape the longing she has for her family and even the controversial and outdated lifestyle she once lived. Through both tears and triumph, Gabriel's Daughters reveals a moving story that not only acts as insightful social commentary, but also prompts readers to reevaluate their lives.

Janet Kay Jensen is the co-author of The Book Lover's Cookbook (Ballantine, 2005) and the author of Don't You Marry the Mormon Boys (Bonneville Books, 2007), which recently won a gold medal for Cultural Fiction in the Readers Favorite International Book Awards Contest. A long-time educator, Jensen now lives on Logan, Utah as a full-time writer and literacy tutor.

Gabriel's Daughters, Jensen's first book with JFP, is slated for release Fall 2013.


JoLynne Lyon said...

Yay, Janet! Good for you!

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

This sounds like an intriguing and tender story. Congratulations on your sale. I'm adding the book to my future TBR list. Best of luck to you.

Barbara M. Hodges said...

Sounds like a great story. Congratulations!