Local author J.W. Rowlett will be signing copies of The Last Adam. Jacob is brought face-to-face with his past and confronts the decision to forgive. Mr. Rowlett is here tonight in support of the in-store bookfair for Weller Elementary School.
Today we welcome local author T.L. Jamieson to sign his book The Voice of Water: Reflections on a Rural Life. Jamieson describes how he finds in the natural beauty of the Ozarks a healing balm and the solace of water.
We welcome author Mary McDonough to sign her new book One Year. A heartfelt story set in a picturesque small town in Virginia. The author/actress is best-known as Erin from The Waltons and will be appearing at the Missouri Cherry Blossom Festival.
Authors H. Alan Day and Lynn Wiese Sneyd will be receiving the Ella Dickey Literacy Award at the Missouri Cherry Blossom Festival. You can meet them tonight to get a signed copy of The Horse Lover: A Cowboy's Quest to Save the Wild Mustangs. Join us!
The nationally bestselling author of Good Hair and The Itch pens her first book of nonfiction, a momoir about her own journey caring for aging parents, raising children, being married, plunging to the depths of depression, and climbing her way out.My mother was gone. I never thought I would survive…
The nationally bestselling author of Good Hair and The Itch pens her first book of nonfiction, a momoir about her own journey caring for aging parents, raising children, being married, plunging to the depths of depression, and climbing her way out.My mother was gone. I never thought I would survive her death.A major bestselling novelist and former magazine editor, long married to a handsome and successful stockbroker with whom she has a beautiful daughter and son, Benilde Little once had every reason to feel on top of the world. But as illness, the aging of her parents, and other hurdles interrupted her seemingly perfect life, she took a tailspin into a pit of clinical depression.Told in her own fearless and wise voice, Welcome to My Breakdown chronicles a cavern of depression so dark that Benilde didnt know if shed ever recover from what David Foster Wallace called a nausea of the soul. She discusses everything from her Newark upbringing, once-frequent visits to a Muslim mosque, and how it felt to date a married man, to her doubts about marriage, being caught between elder care and childcare, and ultimately how she treated her depression and found a way out.Writing in the courageous tradition of great female storytellers such as Joan Didion, Nora Ephron, and Pearl Cleage, Benilde doesnt hold back as she shares insights, inspiration, and intimate details of her life. Powerful, relatable, and ultimately redemptive, Welcome to My Breakdown is a remarkable memoir about the power within us all to rise from despair and to feel hope and joy again.