Staff favorite Garth Stein, the bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain, will join us to read and sign copies of his long-awaited new novel. In A Sudden Light, a boy trying to save his parents’ marriage uncovers a vast legacy of family secrets.
Heather Ross—a wildly gifted illustrator, author, and textile designer—was born into an eccentric family of artists and idealists in rural Vermont. It is easy to see from her delightful designs—fabric with whimsical fish, dandelions, flowers, and, yes, frogs on it, for example—that she grew up surrounded by natural beauty and creative living, but I had no idea that her youth was also defined by nearly inescapable poverty and little exposure to basic life skills. I can’t wait to read Heather’s stories about her upbringing and her road to becoming a super-successful DIYer and entrepreneur.