I'm starting to get some response on my new book, which will be out in March. It is always strange to hear what people think--even when they say good things, there's something quesy about it all, like someone is describing what I did when I was drunk. But so far, I really like what people are seeing in the work. Including this quote, which uses the word 'strange' in a wonderful way. Perhaps that is the real value of advance blurbs--good writers can describe the book much better than the publishers can.
"I read this at once, and could hardly bear to put it down. This is a wonderful, strange book, beautiful and funny and moving. It's about the necessity of dogs, and about the necessity of the heart. It's for people who love dogs, and for people who don't yet know how to. It delivers something crucial about bravery, the human spirit, and the place that dogs occupy in our landscapes. It's about confronting need, vulnerability and love, and responding."--Roxana Robinson
And here is the tour so far:
March 11 Skylight Books, Los Angeles
March 12 Cody's, Berkeley
March 13 Book Passage, Corte Madera
March 14 ?
March 15 Booksmith, San Francisco
March 16 Powells, Portland
March 17 or 18 Elliott Bay, Seattle
March 23 Shaman Drum, Ann Arbor
April 7-8 Southern Kentucky Book Festival
April 17, Barnes and Noble Astor Place, New York
April 25 Prairie Lights, Iowa City