Ann Weisgarber


The Promise was the 2015 Gulf Coast Reads selection.  Spearheaded by Harris County Public Library System (Texas), this is a one-community, one-book read.  During October 2015, libraries and academic institutions hosted 120 programs throughout a seven-county area.  To see more, click on the following:

Gulf Coast Reads
Music From The Promise – Sweet Evelina and Texas Dance Hall Dances
Video Recap of 2015 Gulf Coast Read Events – See You Next Year!


Finalist for the UK’s 2014 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction.


Pulpwood Queen’s October Book-of-the-Month Pick.

2014 Ohioana Book Award for Fiction finalist.

2014 Spur Award finalist for Best Historical Fiction.

Recommended by Bookgroup.Info, a leading online organization for book clubs in the UK.

Editor’s Pick for 17 Must Reads for April 2014 — Bloggers Recommend.

BookBrowse’s Editor’s Choice.

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