[As I’ve done each of the last few years, I wanted to spend this holiday week sharing some wishes for the AmericanStudies Elves. For this year’s, I shared five authors I wish all Americans had the chance to read, leading up to this birthday wish for my favorite author.]
On Sunday, the Mother of All AmericanStudiers—well, no, but of this AmericanStudier—celebrates her birthday. Since she retired from her inspiring career in early childhood education one year ago, she’s done a lot—but one of the main things is work hard on her first novel. I don’t want to give too much away, but it’s a combination mystery, young adult novel, and work of social and psychological realism, one that features three hugely distinct but all equally well-drawn and compelling main characters. I’m not sure yet where it will go and what its final destinations and paths might look like, but I know it will be a book that every American (and person) would benefit from reading. So AmericanStudies Elves, I’ll end this series with a wish that my Mom’s book finds the home and audience it very much deserves—and when it does, you can be assured you’ll hear about it in this space!
Next series starts Monday,
PS. Other wishes you’d share?
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