Last week I attended the launch of 50 Amazing Swiss Immigrants, the latest book by the core team that created 50 Amazing Swiss Women. The launch was hosted by the State Secretariat for Migration in Bern, the capital city of Switzerland, and was incredibly moving. A number of the people who are featured in the book attended the launch, and the pride and gratitude in the air was palpable.
Anyone ready for Christmas shopping? Too early, you say. Well, you might have other ideas by the time you finish reading this post about Christmas Ahoy (Illustrated by Kayla Stark, Sleeping Bear Press), the latest picture book by Erin Dealey!
I recently finished the YA novel Wolfwood. I was so astounded by it, I immediately wrote the author Marianna Baer and asked if she would join us here. I’m thrilled that she said yes. Because I have QUESTIONS. Questions about how she wrote this one-of-a-kind novel.
Now, you might think I’m an Escalade expert. After all, I live in Switzerland. The sad truth is that I somehow missed this fabulously rambunctious festival—which is celebrated every December 12th. I only learned of it by reading Anita Lehmann’s lively and entertaining The Geneva Chronicles.