Describing a football, or maybe a dance lift. [photo Stan Groner]
With Sarah Gerkensmeyer, Aimee Nezhukimatathil, and Dustin Parsons at SUNY Fredonia
11/2/12 My college girlfriend, Susan, consummate musician, who teaches now at SUNY Fredonia. Bittersweet memories to share!
Talking leaves bookstore, Buffalo, New York. A quick hello on the way back from SUNY Fredonia.
11/5/12 Then on to Wilmington, NC, and Dave (and Hadley, and her pal Mason): great walks!
11/6/12: Reading at UNC Wilmington, one of the first from Life Among Giants
11/7/12 Hadley, Nina, and Dave, with Obama Victory Cake
A mini-review in Real Simple. Lots more to come. Real complicated!
11/8/12: Barely made it to Bar Harbor Library on the winds of Sandy. Beautiful place, hardy crowd in driving rain.
11/9/12: In the window of Sherman’s Books, Bar Harbor.
11/9/12 (a.m.): Bar Harbor Booksellers!
11/9/12 (p.m.): Book Launch at the Emery Center, UMF, Farmington, Maine. Home town crowd, whoa! [PHOTO KATE NEPTUNE BAUM]
Thought Bridge Sign! You Know You’ve Made It When…
11/12/12: Freeport Sherman’s. And got a nice wool sweater vest at Bean’s…
11/13/12: Publication Day! Portsmouth, NH.
11/13/12: With Tom at Riverrun Books. A nice, intimate event. Okay, only three people, but they all bought books!
11/13/12: Okay, the desk people at the Residence Inn Portsmouth were incredibly sweet beyond belief.
11/14/12: And so was my favorite waitress in the universe, Krissy at the Sole in Worcester.
11/14/12: Standing Room Only at Assumption College, thanks to my host, Mike Land. I’m pointing to Jim Lang, an American treasure. Soon to head out for drinks.
11/15/12: Fairfield University Bookstore, with my host Sonya Huber, who rocks (and was a grad student of mine back in the day!
11/15/12: Hitting my Stride, Fairfield U. (That dark blue is slimming, no? But better take phone, wallet, and keys out of pants pocket…) [photo Sonya Huber]
11/16/12: Unexpected day off: Bank Square Books in Mystic still recovering from Sandy. But this is Walden Pond a couple of days earlier.
11/17/12: Westport Public Library, what a resource! Marta (left) and, um, another librarian! And Westport the setting for Life Among Giants. Small but lovely audience on a perfect fall day: who wanted to come indoors?
11/18/12: KGB Bar, East Village. What a dark and lovely place, full of friends and fans.
11/18/12: Elysia (who flew to NYC with Juliet), and her friend Pearl from SF, KGB booksellers. Someone call an exorcist!
Book of the month for November on Amazon, then one of Amazon’s 100 Best Books of the Year. Whoa!
11/20/12: Home again, home again. Thanksgiving and four blessed days off before the next leg! Indianapolis, Cinci, Dayton, Miami, Atlanta, Boston, Portland, here I come!