SOURCE: RosettaBooks


March 18, 2015 03:00 ET

Peter Hedges' Critically Acclaimed Novels What's Eating Gilbert Grape and An Ocean in Iowa Make Digital Debut

What's Eating Gilbert Grape Currently $1.99 in Kindle Store Promotion

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - March 18, 2015) - Now available in eBook, What's Eating Gilbert Grape and An Ocean in Iowa, written by award-winning novelist Peter Hedges, will continue to capture fans with its raw look at families and how they survive each other and horrible situations.

Published by leading independent eBook publisher RosettaBooks, What's Eating Gilbert Grape was hedges first and most successful novel and is also a classic movie thanks to the 1993 release of the film adaptation starring Johnny Depp, Juliette Lewis, and Leonardo DiCaprio in his breakout role. Fans of the film and the novel are still drawn to the flawed yet relatable characters created by Hedges. Gilbert struggles, at twenty-four, with wanting to pursue his independence versus his strong sense of responsibility to his unique family. Movie fans and readers continue to fall in love with Hedges' memorable character, Gilbert Grape.

What's Eating Gilbert Grape is currently discounted to $1.99 in the Kindle store through the end of March.

An Ocean in Iowa is the poignant story of seven-year-old Scotty Ocean who, despite claiming that seven will be his best year, experiences the worst year of his short life. With the loss of his mother and the derision of his older sisters and judgmental father, the young boy struggles to regain footing in his own turbulent life. With remarkable skill Hedges shows, through a young boy's eyes, the sometimes-harsh reality, and truth about human frailty, family chaos, and Iowa during the 1960s. Hedges' writing is quirky, sometimes bizarre and always funny; just what readers expect from the creator of a character such as Gilbert Grape.

Peter Hedges is an award winning novelist, screenwriter, playwright, and director. His screenwriting credits include, About a Boy, Pieces of April, Dan in Real Life and The Odd Life of Timothy Green

About RosettaBooks: RosettaBooks is the leading independent digital publisher. Its prominent author collections include 52 works of Winston Churchill, 35 titles by renowned science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke, 20 works by Kurt Vonnegut, 12 titles from international bestselling business author Stephen R. Covey and 18 works by Robert Graves, celebrated 20th century English poet, critic, and author of I, Claudius and Claudius, the God. RosettaBooks also publishes eBook lines in collaboration with AARP, Harvard Health Publications and Mayo Clinic. Publisher of ten Kindle Singles, including Ray Bradbury's The Playground, RosettaBooks has launched nine of them to bestseller status. RosettaBooks is an Inc. 500 company, on the exclusive list of the fastest growing private companies in the United States. For more information, please visit and follow the e-publisher on Facebook and Twitter.

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