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Iphigenia Murphy Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway

Running away from home hasn't solved Iphigenia Murphy's problems. In fact, it's only a matter of time before they'll catch up with her. Iffy is desperate to find her long-lost mother, and, so far, in spite of the need to forage for food and shelter and fend off an unending number of creeps, living in Queens' Forest Park has felt safer than living at home. But as the summer days get shorter, it all threatens to fall apart.

 A novel that explores the sustaining love of friendship, the kindness of strangers, and the indelible bond of family, Iphigenia Murphy captures the gritty side of 1992 Queens, the most diverse borough in New York City. Just like Iffy, the friends she makes in the park--Angel, a stray dog with the most ridiculous tail; Corinne, a young trans woman who is escaping her own abusive situation; and Anthony, a former foster kid from upstate whose parents are addicts--each seek a place where they feel at home. Whether fate or coincidence has brought them together, within this community of misfits Iffy can finally be herself, but she still has to face the effects of abandonment and abuse--and the possibility that she may be pregnant. During what turns out to be a remarkable journey to find her mother, will Iffy ultimately discover herself?

Iphigenia Murphy
by Sara Hosey
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Release Date: March 10th 2020

Genre: Young Adult



Iphigenia Murphy by Sara Hosey was different than what I was expecting. Most of the book is taking place on the street. This was something very different than what I expected. It was so heartbreaking. As the reader goes through Iphigenia's day, it was so hard to see at times. I feel like we barely got to see the surface of the homeless. I can't even imagine being a homeless 15 year old.

The book as a whole doesn't take very long. I think it spans a few months. Iphigenia goes searching for her drug addict mother. She buys herself a tent, a sleeping bag, supplies, and some food. Off she went. She decided that she was going to change things in her life no matter the circumstances.

I felt like the other people that Iphigenia Murphy met along the way all had their own problems. It definitely showed that being homeless is a hard life  but I loved how strong of a character Iphigenia is. I thought Hosey did a very great job with this book.

About the Author:

Sara Hosey holds a PhD in American literature from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and is an associate professor of English and women and gender studies at Nassau Community College. Her book, Home Is Where the Hurt Is: Media Depictions of Wives and Mothers (McFarland, 2019), looks at representations of the domestic in popular culture. Sara grew up in Queens and now lives in Sea Cliff, New York, with her partner and their children. She is working on a second novel.



Prize: Win a hardcover of IPHIGENIA MURPHY by Sara Hosey, a bookmark, a button and a skateboard keychain (US Only)
Starts: 4th March 2020
Ends: 18th March 2020

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March 4th

March 5th

L.M. Durand - Guest Post
My Bookish Bliss - Review + Dream Cast
WordMuse - Review

March 6th

Devourbookswithdana - Review + Favourite Quotes
The Reading Life - Promotional Post

March 7th

Kait Plus Books - Interview
thebookcollector32 - Review + Favourite Quotes
Dazzled by Books - Review
Sincerely your books - Review + Favourite Quotes

March 8th

Ya It’s Lit - Review
Bookishaestha - Review + Favourite Quotes
bewitchingwords - Review
sleepydoe - Review

March 9th

Books_AndPoetrii - Guest Post
Hooked on Bookz - Review + Favourite Quotes
Books, Tea, Healthy Me - Review + Favourite Quotes

March 10th

The Layaway Dragon - Review + Favourite Quotes
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