Hope and Other Punchlines [SPOTLIGHT & GIVEAWAY]

Hi, y’all! I’m so excited to be partnering up with Rockstar Tours and Delacorte Press to bring you this awesome blog tour for this book! Hope and Other Punchlines is a comedy mixed with tragedy, but along the way, you’ll find mixes of love and surprise.

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Author: Julie Buxbaum
Pub. Date: May 7, 2019
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook
Pages: 320
Goodreads | Amazon | Kindle | Audible | B&N | iBooks | TBD


The New York Times bestselling author of Tell Me Three Things and What to Say Next delivers a poignant and hopeful novel about resilience and reinvention, first love and lifelong friendship, the legacies of loss, and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive.

Sometimes looking to the past helps you find your future.

Abbi Hope Goldstein is like every other teenager, with a few smallish exceptions: her famous alter ego, Baby Hope, is the subject of internet memes, she has asthma, and sometimes people spontaneously burst into tears when they recognize her. Abbi has lived almost her entire life in the shadow of the terrorist attacks of September 11. On that fateful day, she was captured in what became an iconic photograph: in the picture, Abbi (aka “Baby Hope”) wears a birthday crown and grasps a red balloon; just behind her, the South Tower of the World Trade Center is collapsing.

Now, fifteen years later, Abbi is desperate for anonymity and decides to spend the summer before her seventeenth birthday incognito as a counselor at Knights Day Camp two towns away. She’s psyched for eight weeks in the company of four-year-olds, none of whom have ever heard of Baby Hope.

Too bad Noah Stern, whose own world was irrevocably shattered on that terrible day, has a similar summer plan. Noah believes his meeting Baby Hope is fate. Abbi is sure it’s a disaster. Soon, though, the two team up to ask difficult questions about the history behind the Baby Hope photo. But is either of them ready to hear the answers?

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julie-1Julie Buxbaum is the New York Times best-selling author of Tell Me Three Things, her young adult debut, What to Say Next and the forthcoming Hope and other Punchlines (out May 7, 2019.) She’s also the author of two critically acclaimed novels for adults: The Opposite of Love and After You. Her work has been translated into twenty-five languages. Julie’s writing has appeared in various publications, including The New York Times. She is a former lawyer and graduate of Harvard Law School and lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two children, and more books than is reasonable. Visit Julie online at http://www.juliebuxbaum.com and follow @juliebux on Twitter.

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THREE winners will each win ONE finished copy of Hope and Other Punchlines. This giveaway is opened to USA ONLY (I’m so sorry to my international readers). Click the button below to enter!



Week One
5/1/2019 – Dani Reviews Things – Review
5/2/2019 – Lone Tree Reviews – Review
5/3/2019 – Lifestyle Of Me – Review

Week Two
5/6/2019 – Jena Brown Writes – Review
5/7/2019 – Feed Your Fiction Addiction – Review
5/8/2019 – Ex Libris – Review
5/9/2019 – Here’s to Happy Endings – Review
5/10/2019 – Struck by Stories – Review

Week Three
5/13/2019 – Belle’s Archive – Spotlight
5/14/2019 –  BookHounds YA – Review
5/15/2019 – Life of a Literary Nerd – Review
5/16/2019 – Savings in Seconds – Review
5/17/2019 – Resch Reads & Reviews – Review

Week Four
5/20/2019 – A Bookish Escape – Review
5/21/2019 – Book-Keeping – Review
5/22/2019 – Pacific Northwest Bookworm – Review
5/23/2019 – The Book Dutchesses – Review
5/24/2019 –  Popthebutterfly Reads – Review

Week Five
5/27/2019 – Down the Rabbit Hole – Review
5/28/2019 – Do You Dog-ear? – Review
5/29/2019 – Two points of interest – Review
5/30/2019 – We Live and Breathe Books – Review
5/31/2019 – The Clever Reader – Review


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