It’s the summer of 1969. You know: the Apollo 11 expedition to put a man on the moon. Tang. Women’s Lib. The summer Mamie’s family falls apart. I picked up I Love You, Michael Collins expecting a book about the space program, but it is instead a beautiful story about family and persistent and courage. Mamie…… Continue reading I Love You, Michael Collins by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
My first novel, The Match, is free on kindle from now through June 5. Now is the perfect time to add it to your library. Thanks for spreading the word!
I had the opportunity to be my daughter’s date last night as Jessica Day George spoke at our local independent bookstore. What a great night! Day George’s books (The Dragon Slippers books, the Tuesdays at the Castle series, the Twelve Dancing Princesses series) are some of my kids’ favorites. Because they picked them up after they…… Continue reading An Evening with Jessica Day George
This has been a rereading season for me, with a few exceptions. I’ve highlighted a few favorites (both old and new) below. Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry I posted a longer review here, but in short Hannah Coulter is a beautiful novel that reads like a memoir. Hannah is a young woman who comes of…… Continue reading Quick Lit: April 2018
Wendel Berry’s novel Hannah Coulter, published in 2004, came to me recommended by my friend Beth. I’d had it on my TBR pile for a long time. I’m not sure why I finally picked it up last month, but I’m so glad I did. Hannah tells her own story without nostalgia, focusing more on the…… Continue reading A few thoughts on Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry
Local authors Chris Goff, Jennifer Kincheloe, Nora Page and Mary Birk at the ALA Last weekend (10 days ago, now) I spent an afternoon meeting librarians and readers at the ALA conference in Denver. I had a blast hanging out with the talented Shawn Maguire and managed to scare off only a few librarians. I made a…… Continue reading A great time at the ALA and Rockrimmon Branch Library
Are you a librarian? Are you coming to the ALA meeting in Denver next week? I’ll be at the Sisters in Crime- Colorado booth at the ALA in two weeks. I’ll be there Sunday, February 11, from 3-5 p.m, but a whole bunch of my fantastic Sisters in Crime will be there over the weekend. Please come say…… Continue reading Come say hi at the ALA