Here's the opening quote of the Trib's review:
"Amy Timberlake's "One Came Home" has a distinct whiff of "True Grit" in its bones, with a dash of Ian McEwan's "Atonement." But in Lifeline Theatre's world premiere adaptation by Jessica Wright Buha, the story of Georgie Burkhardt's search in 1871 Wisconsin for her elder sister often feels tough, tender and remarkably honest about how complicated — and yet paradoxically simple — the truth can be."
So I went last weekend to Lifeline Theatre to see ONE CAME HOME. My family came too, and we all had a good time! Read the book and go to the play. Afterward? Do a book discussion in a neighborhood restaurants. There's a lot of new stuff opening around there, so we (my extended family group of 8!) tried Bullhead Cantina which we liked, and I always recommend the Heartland Cafe (a hippy restaurant that actually dates to the 1960s or so). Both places have lots of seating, so you could read the book, watch the adaptation and have a book group discussion in either place. Fun!
I also ran into Sally Walker at the show! Do you know Sally? She's awesome -- you know the type: stellar human being. Also, you should know (and she won't tell you this herself) she's also won lots of awards for her books. So man, check out her work! In addition, she works with Anderson Bookshop and sells our books across the state. Yeah, you've probably met her. How could you not? Anyway, Sally has a new book out called WINNIE. Check it out!
Hope you are all well. It is COLD here in Chicago. But isn't it cold everywhere? Man, break out the parkas!
Check this out: One Came Home is on the 2016 Louisiana Young Readers Choice List. Yay!
Here's what they do:
The Louisiana Young Readers' Choice program was founded in 1999 with the first award given in 2000. Participation in this program has climbed from 5,485 votes the first year to over 29,000 students participating in 2009. The purpose of the program is to foster a love of reading in the children of Louisiana by motivating them to participate in the recognition of outstanding books. Now entering its 15th year, the program continues to encourage Louisiana’s youth to read for pleasure.
Isn't it cool that people go out, find kids and motivate them to read? Awesome! Have I mentioned that one of my all time favorite possessions as a kid was my library card? (A few times? A dozen! No!)
Thank you Louisiana. I'm so honored that you've chosen One Came Home to be part of this program!