Thursday, October 6, 2011
On this beautiful afternoon, I extend an invitation to all of you (oh come, please do) to the launch party for You Are My Only, which will be held at the Radnor Memorial Library on October 27 at 7:30 PM.
Radnor Memorial Library
114 W. Wayne Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087
I'm going to be sharing some of the early discoveries that inspired the book's making and talking about what happens behind the scenes as a book finds its footing.
And, but of course, there will be cake.
Thank you, Pam Sedor, for once again being the hostess with the mostest, and thank you Children's Book World, for always being there, making the good things happen.
I'm at work on my talk today. In the meantime, I share two new reviews of the book:
"Kephart’s prose is poetry in motion—creating beauty out of everyday moments. This disquieting yet emotionally satisfying novel (written for young adults but a linguistic pleasure for any reader) alternates the stories of Emmy, desperate to find her missing baby, and homeschooled 14-year-old Sophie. The surprise is not in how these two soulful voices are connected but in the way they weave together to the book’s finely spun ending." — Darcy Jacobs, Family Circle (November 2011)
"This has a very different style from classic child-abduction melodramas such as Mazer’s Taking Terri Mueller (BCCB 6/83) and Ehrlich’s Where It Stops, Nobody Knows (BCCB 1/89); Kephart’s writing is a thing of beauty in its own right, and Sophie’s story earns its frequent and apt allusions to Rapunzel with its own fairy-tale quality.... Readers will eat up this realistic variant of the youthful fantasy about finally finding one’s real parents and being properly appreciated."— The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books