Sunday, August 21, 2011

Down Ghellow Road with a Wunderkind, Running Like a Mother.

Or: A particularly propitious haul in this week's mailbox, thanks to the generosity of a promising first-time author and a stand-out publisher (respectively), and to the utter fabulousness of our "little library" branch, featuring a small-but-mighty selection, computer access & free wi-fi for those who couldn't otherwise afford it, and an on-site coffeehouse/bakery to boot. 

WhereOn Ghellow Road in Minnesota with literary diarist T.H. Waters.  She's reshaped a challenging childhood into a work of art that I'm eager to read.

With? Bulgarian-born award-winning concert-pianist and memoirist, former Buddhist monk, and current Parisian, Nikolai Grozni.  I figure, why not travel with a fascinating Wunderkind?  And why not go back to the future? This title releases on Sept. 6, and I'll be blog-touring it on the 13th.

How?  Run(ning) Like a Mother.
No, I'm not a mother, but I am a budding (translation: way, way beginning) runner.  This new how-to from two veteran outdoor/sports/features writers offers a perfect nightstand read: light-hearted yet practical and particular, promising dreams of a superhero self. 
And this team puts their sneakers where their pens are (??): On their website, they're offering training tips and sponsoring races to get all of us up and running, plus it's a place for conversation and inspiration too, in an understated, not too self-promotional sorta way.

Gotta go run-n-read!


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bermudaonion said...

I've heard Ghellow Road is awesome - I hope you love it and the rest of your books.

Tribute Books Mama said...

Enjoy your reads.

Kaye said...

Never heard of these - hope you enjoy them and have a wonderful week.

Staci said...

I think your library sounds like a slice of heaven!!!

Mary said...

I hope you enjoy all your new books!

Laurie said...

Thanks, everybody: I intend to enjoy this stellar haul!
One of the great joys of the blogging life is that I find out about exceptional reads before the general populace does, and I remain grateful for the additional opportunities to sample books and perhaps even contribute to the "buzz" around the best of 'em.
Staci - My library IS a little slice of heaven, and, believe me, I never stop feeling blessed.
Off to visit y'all...

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