Speaking of Adult Bookstores . . .

Ha! Ha! I am tagging onto Leslie’s funny post, and it seemed like an appropriate title as my post has nothing to do with children’s books this time. I wanted to share some other book stuff I have come across. 


Blue Spiral 1, an art gallery on Biltmore Avenue in downtown Asheville, has a very cool exhibit opening at the end of the month. It is called “By the Book” and is dedicated to book arts in a variety of forms. Here is a quote from the promotional postcard:

“From traditional binding techniques and altered books to pop-ups and sculptural objects – a celebration of book arts in a variety of media.”

If you love books, you will love this show. Opening reception is April 30 and the show runs through the end of June.


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Looking for an INCREDIBLE book? Read Stephanie Kallos’ latest novel Sing Them Home. Her prose is stunning, the story is gripping and the characters are unforgettable. I loved her first novel, Broken for You, and have been waiting for her second. It is just as good if not better than her first. Sing Them Home takes place in a small town in Nebraska and centers around three siblings, their step-mother-of-sorts and their deceased parents. Kallos renders these characters, both the dead and living, with incredible realism and tenderness. They will break your heart. Here is an excerpt:


” . . . her last view would be of the land and imagined elves and children in the sandbox and children in the earth, and laundry like prayer flags, the sanctity of the ordinary all around her. ”


Buy this book for yourself for Mother’s Day. Buy it for your mother for Mother’s Day. It is so good. Ask Leslie to order you a copy.

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