Monday, September 28, 2009

Even More Feasting and Books

Somehow I scored an invite to a lunch celebration at the Boston Public Library for THE DAY OF THE PELICAN, Katherine Paterson's new novel from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt about a Muslim Albanian family who begin their new life in a small Vermont town.

I've learned not to ask too many questions about how or why I'm at special events like these. I just show up, eat, make merry, and of course share my pictures with you here on the Fire Escape.

Stopped to savor the view from the steps of
the Boston Public Library at noon today


Name that New England indie children's bookseller

Roger Sutton of the Horn Book (far right) pretends
not to
notice the iPhone aimed in his direction

unbeatable lunchtime swag —
thanks, houghton mifflin harcourt!

4 comments:

AnneB said...

Good grief--Katherine Paterson's still writing? She must be close to 80 by now. What's she like? Did she speak?
If so, did she address any concerns she had about being KNP writing about Albanian Muslims?

I'd be interested to hear what you have to say about the book--but if you don't want to go public with an opinion that's fine!

ReadingTub said...

Very cool ... what a memorable day. The weather looks pretty fab, too!

Mitali Perkins said...

Au contraire, Anne, that's Katherine in the photo to the far left of Roger Sutton, and she's hale, hearty, and full of creativity and joy. Will be reading the book shortly. Thanks for stopping by, and a warm welcome also to ReadingTub.

tanita davis said...

Wow -- I wouldn't be asking why I was invited either! (Although now that I've said that, I wonder if someone equated South Asian with Muslim... okay, forget I said that.) Looking forward to your review.

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