‘In Every Moment We Are Still Alive’ chosen as an Indies Introduce title
Tom Malmquist’s In Every Moment We Are Still Alive has been chosen as an American Booksellers Association Indies Introduce title in the US. Indies Introduce is a program created to promote debut authors at independent bookstores in America. Each season a panel of booksellers reads debut works submitted to them by publishers, and choose ten titles for the special honor of being included on their list of recommended titles. In Every Moment We Are Still Alive has been chosen for the Winter / Spring 2018 list. Below are two blurbs by panel members.
“Malmquist’s writing style is unlike any I’ve recently experienced. He captures the ordinariness of daily life and of systems—medical, government—and the mundane choices we must make as citizens of these worlds. His ear for dialogue, be it in sterile hospital quarters or with family and friends, makes you feel present and privileged to be part of the conversation.”
-Janine De Boisblanc, Orinda Books (Orinda, CA)
“Tom’s girlfriend, Karin, is his soulmate. They are in love and about to start a family, but the birth of their daughter, Livia, reveals a terrible truth: Karin has leukemia. As Tom is left to mourn her death and raise their daughter on his own, he wavers between rage and depression and struggles with the challenges of his new life. This remarkable, partially biographical debut novel will make your heart ache with empathy, then send your spirit soaring with hope. It’s sad, funny, devastating, and encouraging, all in one package. Readers who appreciate real, accessible characters and those who may be struggling with questions thrown at them by life’s unexpected turmoil will love the chance to embrace this novel. Book clubs are urged to not overlook a chance for serious discussion on the topic of untimely death, responsibility fulfilled, and hope for the future.”
-Linda Bond, Auntie’s Bookstore (Spokane, WA)