A Little Bit About Bellagrand

October 31, 2013


My friends and readers,

My head peeks out briefly out of the water of my writing life. I take this welcome respite to tell you about a few things.

I can’t wait for you to read Bellagrand. It is a heartbreaker, at the very least, the breaker of this writer’s heart. I love my heroine Gina, a passionate, strong, good woman, who wants nothing more than to love and to be loved. The book is about all the things that stand in her way. In this story, you will also meet Alexander, and you will witness the love that had made him and in the end that saved him, the love that offered him, years hence, the possibility of a new life. It was all borne out of Bellagrand, out of the lifelong love affair between Gina and Harry, Alexander’s mother and father.

Bellagrand will be published in print in Australia and New Zealand in early December, just in time for Christmas—and in e-book. The print edition for the United States and Britain will hit the stores in February/March.

I’m not going to Australia and New Zealand on tour this year—surely, you’ve seen enough of me?––but perhaps I can come back next fall. It’s the highlight of my year, talking to you great people face to face.

As far as Six Days In Leningrad, thank you all, who have bought and read the e-book edition. We are working to publish the print edition for Father’s Day 2014, and it will come complete with many photographs of my life-changing trip to Leningrad in 1998.

Until next time, keep reading, keep writing, keep coming back.


7 Responses to “A Little Bit About Bellagrand”

  1. Sara Queen says:

    Will you be doing an US tour for Bellagrand?

  2. Frances says:

    I can’t wait for the release of Bellagrand!! I’m so sad that you are not coming to Australia, we can never get enough of you x

  3. Tanya says:

    Fantastic! Can’t wait to read it!

  4. Andrea says:

    Very excited!! So glad Australia is first!

  5. Briohny says:

    How wonderful! I am very much looking forward to seeing how Harry and Gina’s relationship develops…..and of course meeting Alexander! A heartbreaker you say? I better start preparing myself! I am still recovering from TBH!!! X x

  6. Georgie says:

    Paullina, I read Tully as a 16 year old and it changed my life (I can’t describe how or why – but it did). I still have my worn out copy of Tully – and I will always treasure it. I think I saw myself in her. Since then, I’ve read all your books – well I’ll be honest – all except Tatiana’s cook book. I’m currently reading Six Days in Leningrad. I moved from Sydney, Australia to Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY with my husband and 15 month old son 10 months ago and my ‘Tully’ was included in the prized possessions that survived the culling process and made their way into the five suitcases that contained our lives! That’s a pretty big feat considering the size of Tully! Thank you for writing with honesty. Your writing is a gift. I am a screenwriter and you inspire me to push the boundaries and write with integrity and honesty. Hopefully I can meet you one day! Maybe at a book signing. I’m pretty sure you live in Long Island! My husband grew up in Northport Long Island and we often drive out and visit the Island! Georgie

  7. Ali says:

    I have just finished re-reading Children of Liberty and am dying to read the next. So happy to find out I do not have to wait long, and cannot wait to continue the journey (typed story there but just cannot see it as this!) of Gina and Harry. What will happen to Salvo?