Dear Readers and Writers,
The snow is finally melting here in Vermont, and I have two crocuses and two snowdrops blooming in my garden. Not a stupendous achievement by some standards, but I am very happy to see them and look forward to welcoming other flowers in coming weeks.
My favorite summer flower is Stratosphere Picotee Pink (Gaura lindheimeri). Here a description from Missouri Botanical Garden's website:
"STRATOSPHERE PINK PICOTEE is a compact, upright gaura cultivar that typically grows to 20” tall. Four-petaled, soft pink flowers bloom above the foliage in open wand-like panicles from mid spring to fall. Flowers open up, only a few at a time, and dance in the wind like butterflies. Narrow lance-shaped leaves (1-3” long) on wiry stems emerge reddish in spring, but matures to green."
It is a joy to behold.
I will be at the Portland Public Library (Portland, Maine) on Wednesday, April 30 at noon for a rescheduled reading and talk. My thanks to Longfellow Books for selling books.
If you'd like to attend a virtual reading, click the Little Island tab on the left side of this page to watch a video of my reading at Phoenix Books in Burlington, Vermont in September of 2013.
Remember, if you want a signed copy of either of my books, contact the Norwich Bookstore at 802-649-1114. I'll zip down and sign one for you.
P.S. Here are two books that I recently read and enjoyed. Hope you will as well.
Astonish Me, by Maggie Shipstead (My review of this book on the New York Journal of Books)
The Orphan Master's Son, by Adam Johnson
Praise for Little Island
“Acutely rendered details of a beloved natural landscape and
[a] wise understanding of complex human hearts. The tale is
touched with heartbreak but leavened with humor.”
— Reeve Lindbergh, author of Under a Wing and Forward From Here
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