Please Join Us in The Gallery for a very special afternoon
Sunday, Oct. 28 at 2 pm
Two new authors whose books are making a big splash
Louise Miller is a writer and pastry chef living in Boston, MA. Her debut novel, THE CITY BAKER'S GUIDE TO COUNTRY LIVING, was selected as an Indie Next pick by the American Booksellers Association, a Library Reads pick by Librarians across the U.S., and was shortlisted by the America Library Association’s Reading List Council for best women’s fiction in 2017. Her 2nd novel, THE LATE BLOOMERS' CLUB, just released in July 2018, is a delightful novel about two headstrong sisters, a small VT town's efforts to do right by the community, and the power of a lost dog to summon true love. In addition to baking and writing, Louise is an art school dropout, an amateur flower gardener, an old-time banjo player, an obsessive moviegoer, and a champion of old dogs. Visit her online at http://louisemillerauthor.tumblr.com.
“A downright delightful read. . . [with] everything you want from a small town summer read: sweetness, charm, and a side of romance.” –HelloGiggles
Ann Braden writes books about kids struggling to find their voice amidst the realities of life. THE BENEFITS OF BEING AN OCTOPUS is her first middle-grade novel, earning a starred review from School Library Journal; "Heartbreaking, beautifully written...Braden's story raises many thought-provoking and timely questions about the difficulty of escaping poverty and the prevalence of gun violence.” She founded GunSenseVT, a grassroots group focused on championing the common ground on the issue of guns in Vermont, which recently helped pass landmark gun violence prevention legislation. She also founded the Local Love Brigade, which now has chapters all over the country sending love postcards to those who are facing hate. Ann is the co-host of the children's book podcast, "Lifelines: Books that Bridge the Divide," along with Pakistani American author Saadia Faruqi, and is a former middle school teacher. She lives in southern Vermont with her husband, two children, and two insatiable cats named Boomer and Justice. Visit her online at www.annbradenbooks.com.
"This is a compassionate look at poverty, hard choices, and defending one's right to be treated humanely. A very fine first novel, written with a deft hand.” —Newbery Medal Winner Karen Hesse