Monday, April 1, 2013
Today marks the first day of Spring Break for me and we can't forget, April Fool's Day. Three cheers for Spring Break, as I need the rest and time away from school. Not a big fan of April fool's day so I won't be playing any jokes on you.
This month's Hometown Track Author is Molly Beth Griffin. She is the author of two books, Silhouette of a Sparrow, which is young adult and a children's book called Loon Baby. Her YA book, is a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award in the Young People's Literature category. The winners will be announced on April 13th. Good Luck Molly!!
Here is a synopsis of Silhouette of a Sparrow from Goodreads:
In the summer of 1926, sixteen-year-old Garnet Richardson is sent to a lake resort to escape the polio epidemic in the city. She dreams of indulging her passion for ornithology and visiting the famous new amusement park--a summer of fun before she returns for her final year of high school, after which she’s expected to marry a nice boy and settle into middle-class homemaking. But in the country, Garnet finds
herself under the supervision of equally oppressive guardians--her father’s wealthy cousin and the matron’s stuck-up daughter. Only a liberating job in a hat shop, an intense, secret relationship with a daring and beautiful flapper, and a deep faith in her own fierce heart can save her from the suffocating boredom of traditional femininity.
Silhouette of a Sparrow is a coming-of-age story about a search for wildness in a confining time, and a simultaneous quest for security in an era full of unrest. It is the tale of a young woman’s discovery of the science of risk and the art of rebellion, and of course, the power of unexpected love.
This month you can expect a book review, a author interview and a chance to win a copy of Molly Beth Griffin's book, Silhouette of a Sparrow.
I don't know if you've noticed but Minnesota has an abundance of great authors. I am so happy to be living in a literary place. Since it is Spring Break I plan to read A LOT and grade a lot of papers too. I sure hope the sun stays out and melts all the snow here. So here is to a busy April, which includes junior high baseball, an ice skating show, a wedding shower and lots of reading. See you around the blogosphere.