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.
Welcome everyone and an especially warm welcome to Katie Mazeika, the writer and illustrator of one of my favorite biographies released this year.
Happy Book Birthday to Torch and Lyn Miller-Lachmann! Torch has already garnered two starred reviews, and I’m sure more are to come! It is a powerful, sit-on-the-edge-of-your-seat, turn-the-pages-as-fast-as-you-can historical novel.
I am delighted that Jane Baird Warren is joining me today in celebration of her debut novel, How to Be a Goldfish.
I absolutely loved this historical middle grade set in 1981 Canada. It’s a story of kindness, courage, and the unraveling of family secrets.