Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Don't Miss laurie Halse Anderson Tonight

One of my very favorite YA authors, Laurie Halse Anderson will be at Kepler's tonight to talk about her newest book, Forge. Not only is Laurie is fabulous writer, she's also a wonderful speaker. And the nicest person imaginable. So don't miss this event if you live in the Bay Area. At 7.00 pm tonight. Join me!

Laurie Halse Anderson, Forge
Wednesday, November 10, 7:00 p.m.

Don't miss this opportunity to hear acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson talk about her compelling sequel to Chains, a National Book Award Finalist and winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction. In Forge she shifts perspective from Isabel to Curzon and brings us the tale of what it takes for runaway slaves to forge their own paths in a world of obstacles in the midst of the American Revolution.

The Patriot Army was shaped and strengthened by the desperate circumstances of the Valley Forge winter. This is where Curzon the boy becomes Curzon the young man. In addition to the hardships of soldiering, he lives with the fear of discovery, for he is an escaped slave passing for free. And then there is Isabel, who is also at Valley Forge ˜ against her will. She and Curzon have to sort out the tangled threads of their friendship while figuring out what stands between the two of them and true freedom.

I loved Forge. I'll post my review tomorrow (with photos). I think she's a remarkable writer who brings the details of the Revolutionary War vividly to life. She makes you consider how much freedom is worth and how much we are willing to pay for it, both as individuals and as a people. It's an incredible achievement - rich, detailed, and immensely readable.

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