"The two dozen short stories in boYs aptly display Kathleen Winter's flair with the form. She enters and exits on tantalizing notes, catches people on intriguing arcs of crisis, and can nail a character or define a scene in a sentence... a consistent precision, with intricate but never-dropped threads... really gorgeous." (Joan Sullivan,The Telegram, November 4 2007)
I will be selling copies of the book, along with my handmade, one-of-a-kind bags, scarves, hats, belts and fingerless gloves, Thursday November 8 through Sunday Nov. 11, with the NLCDA Fine Craft and Design Fair, at the Convention Centre in downtown St. John's. Anyone buying boYs at the list price of $22.95 gets a gift of a handmade bookmark, while the bookmarks last. I crochet them out of hand-dyed linen. (My favourite author, E.M.Forster, was addicted to crocheting. If anyone knows where I can see any remaining examples of his work, please tell me, and I will get on my scooter immediately. Here is a photo of me, dismounted from my scooter, checking out Vita Sackville West's white garden at Sissinghurst...)
From November 21-23 I am making a reading tour of libraries and schools through Gander, Lewisporte and Little Heart's Ease, and on Sunday, November 25, I will sign copies of the book at Chapters in St. John's, from two to four in the afternoon.
After that I intend to hole up with my cat and Mexican tiles and work on my next book all winter.
Thanks, James. People can order the book online from my publisher, http//www.biblioasis.com or from Mcnally Robinson booksellers, or directly(faster and cheaper) from me. I wrote elsewhere, by the way, that I have received my copy of the avocado issue and it is very elegant - I'm proud to be in it. Thank you for that! It will remind me of California during my northern winter, said Winter...
You can mail $20 to me at Box 448, Holyrood, NL, Canada, A0A 2R0, and I'll get it to you in the mail right away. I think that will save you a few dollars in price, taxes and shipping, and you'll get it faster than if you go through booksellers. US or Canadian currency doesn't make much difference these days, whatever's easiest. All the best, K