We had a really good weekend. We took the kids to see Zootopia which we all enjoyed and then N and I went on a date and had some delicious Pakistani food. I want to write more about both of those things, but today I wanted to let locals know about a fun event.
Lindsay Eager’s debut middle reader novel, Hour of the Bees*, is being released today and there’s a book launch party tonight. Lindsay is my friend and neighbor’s daughter and while I haven’t read Hour of the Bees yet (I’m picking up my copy at the party tonight) reviews seem to like it.
The synopsis from the publisher:
While her friends are spending their summers having pool parties and sleepovers, twelve-year-old Carolina–Carol–is spending hers in the middle of the New Mexico desert, helping her parents move the grandparents she’s never met into a home for people with dementia. At first, Carol avoids prickly Grandpa Serge, who is meaner than a rattler and speaks in dizzying circles. But as the summer wears on and the heat bears down, Carol finds herself drawn to him, fascinated by the crazy stories he tells her about a healing tree, a green-glass lake, and the bees that will bring back the rain and end a hundred years of drought. As the thin line between magic and reality starts to blur, Carol must decide for herself what is possible–and what it means to be true to her roots.
If you’re local and enjoy children’s lit or have a kid you think would like the book (me on both counts), come to the release party tonight! There’s going to be an author presentation, salsa bar, local honey tasting, and cupcakes. I’m going to be there 🙂
March 8th, 6:30pm
The Gardens at Dry Creek
877 North 100 East
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