I love living in fly-over country most of the time, but sometimes I wish we didn't live a three-hour drive from the Twin Cities. I'd like to attend Christine's and Olga's book release party at The Loft. So if you live in or near the Cities, go in my place.
And if you live in or near Marshall, please plan to join us at Southwest Minnesota State University on Monday, Jan. 23, 7 p.m., CH 201, for Christine's reading from her new novel, Nickels. I met Christine in graduate school at Minnesota State University, Mankato, where we became friends. From the start, she inspired me as a writer. Now as I read her novel, told in a series of prose poems, I'm enthralled by the characters she's created, by the tale Little Miss So and So is telling, and by the heartbreaking and vivid world that has pulled me in. If you can't attend the reading, I encourage you to read the book and share it with others.