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.
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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