“Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights but you can make the entire trip that way.” E.L. Doctorow
We think living is a lot like that, too, especially in these uncertain days. So we talk about how our life fell apart in 2009, ten years ago, what it was like to see only as far as our headlights, and we try to encourage those of you who feel like your life has disintegrated in this most recent wave of uncertainty.
We’re all in this together.
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BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! We’re doing a 6-week book club for kids! Here are the details:
WHAT: Story Starter Spring Book Club
WHO: Recommended ages 12 – 16
WHEN: Saturdays at 1 p.m. EST: 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30
WHERE: A Zoom webinar where Maile and I will talk about that week’s book with a panel of young people. The chat will be open for attendees to give their own thoughts on the book.
WHY: The emphasis of the conversation will be examining each book and exploring the elements of writing in each one.
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
Pax by Sarah Pennypacker
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
The Day the Angels Fell by Shawn Smucker
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams Garcia
When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin