“Memory is landscape and landscape is memory.”
Bonny Blankenship, The Bookshop at Water’s End
Summer is here, and The Bookshop at Water’s End,which is a perfect summer read, will be in bookstores tomorrow!
We all have our favorite summer memories, and are making new ones even as I write this newsletter. There is something about this season that causes reverie -– thoughts of childhood and freedom and time stretching across an endless sunny day. Well, those are the memories Bonny, my main character, had, and they were the ones she reached for when her world came undone. But we all know -– there are two sides to every remembrance. In The Bookshop at Water’s End, it
is the landscape of childhood summers that unlocks both the good and the bad for Bonny, her daughter, Piper and Bonny’s best friend, Lainey.
At The Pat Conroy Literary Center I had a lovely conversation about the book, for their "Porch Talk" series. You can pull up your own version of a porch chair and read that here.
BOOK TOUR: What are my stories without my readers? I am so excited that I will be touring 24(!) locations over the next month or so. Besides the traditional bookstore and library locations, events are taking place in bookshops on the water, art galleries, gift shops and more.
will be joining me in Georgia and Alabama for my July 10th, 11th and 12th events, and Mary Kay Andrews will join me for a daytime event in Bluffton, SC and an evening "happy hour" event in Savannah on July 15th.
The event dates and locations are listed below, and more details can be found on
my website. I so look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones when I'm out on the road. I hope you can join me!
If you can’t be there at any events, here are two places where I have arranged that you can buy signed copies -- Books-A-Million and Alabama Booksmith.
EXCERPT: Below we have links where you can read more about
The Bookshop at Water’s End, read an excerpt and buy a copy online!
BOOK CLUB KIT:
For those of you in a book group, we've created this Book Club Discussion Kit with a piece from me about my inspiration for the story, as well as discussion questions that will make your book club meeting a breeze. Not in a book club? Here's a suggestion --- whether you are at the beach, a lake, a pool or other great summer location, think about just gathering a group of friends to read The Bookshop at Water’s End
and talk about it. A book club can happen wherever friends meet and want to talk about a book.