What do authors Geraldine Brooks, Alice Hoffman, Allen Say and I have in common? We're all part of Sandwich Reads Together, a month-long celebration that takes place in the small but vibrant town of Sandwich, Massachusetts. (Note to other communities: study the success of this successful public-private literary partnership.)
Today begins with a visit to Sandwich High School, where forty-some students have read SECRET KEEPER and will be armed with questions. Then I'll spend a couple of hours exploring this lovely Cape Cod town, followed by a signing at Titcomb's Bookshop from 4-5. The day will end with dinner at the library with a Mother-Daughter Book Club who have read RICKSHAW GIRL. If a day like this doesn't beat the New England winter blues, I don't know what will.