Thursday, April 06, 2006

A Night Out

I went out last night to hear author Ellen Wittlinger speak at a nearby library. I had never heard of Wittlinger, but I probably should have. Her book, Hard Love, was a Printz Honor Book in 2000 and has won a decent list of awards.

Last night Ellen read from another book, Sandpiper, which sounded just fine, if perhaps a little on the relationship and issue side for my taste. Then she read from an advance readers' copy of her new book, Blind Faith, which won't be out until this summer. When Ellen talked about Blind Faith, it sounded as if it might be about the mystical mother/daughter bond. I don't actually understand that touchy-feely mother/daughter stuff. Neither does my mother.

But when Ellen got to the actual reading, said mother and daughter were approached by a medium at a family funeral asking if they'd like to get in touch with the dearly departed. You know me. It was at that point that I started to get interested.

So I'll be looking for Blind Faith this summer.

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