Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Welcome to Trailer Park Tuesday, a showcase of new book trailers and, in a few cases, previews of book-related movies. Unless their last name is Grisham or King, authors will probably never see their trailers on the big screen at the local cineplex. And that's a shame because a lot of hard work goes into producing these short marriages between book and video. So, if you like what you see, please spread the word and help these videos go viral.
The Plum Tree is simple and short--less than 90 seconds of a slide show with text, accompanied by a soundtrack of haunting music--but it does what it needs to do efficiently: that is, get viewers intrigued in the book. Wiseman tells the story of two young lovers in 1938 Germany--a Jewish boy and a German girl--who struggle to stay together in a changing world. Okay "a changing world" might be an understatement when you consider the horrors of Dachau loom in their future, but you know what I mean. Publishers Weekly wrote that The Plum Tree has a "compelling poignancy" and Jenna Blum (author of Those Who Save Us) said it is "a must-read for WW2 fiction aficionados--and any reader who loves a transporting story."