One of the (many)perks of working at a bookstore is meeting the different authors we carry. Today must have been an especially lucky day as we had the pleasure of the visit of two different authors. In the morning, we had a visit from Kathleen Duey. She is the author of numerous books for younger readers and today she came in to sign copies of her new book Skin Hunger. Since its publication, Skin Hunger has been reaping critical praise and was National Book Award Finalist. Its been on our collective reading list since it arrived in store and the newly minted dedication from Ms. Duey just about sealed the deal. Its definitely on top of the pile now. In fact, its the program for the evening.
Later in the afternoon, after the morning excitement had died down, we got a visit from Bryce Corbett whose book A Town like Paris has just been published. He too, came by for a chat and to sign his lovely book. It was really interesting to meet the Aussie who left a London job for an altogether new life in Paris.
Both Skin Hunger and A Town Like Paris are now available at the Red Wheelbarrow. Watch out for future reviews of both books!