Wish you’d been here on Monday night for the cracking of champagne on the bow of HMS Bowling Avenue.
Here are some pix from the evening. It was tremendous fun, and I was honored that folks would come out on the night that The Bachelorette is on.
A great surprise (other than being introduced by Ann Patchett, which was lovely) was that Tracy, our correspondent in the Middle East, managed to get parrot tulips to the store, all the way from Qatar.
The folks at Parnassus Books really know how to lay down an event. They have signed copies, and if you hurry, they may still have some of the mobile advertising units, aka bumper stickers, that were the free-gift-with-purchase swag of the night. Call 615-953-2243 or email parnassus[at]parnassusbooks.net.
Here’s a little interview that BookPage did that night:
“Read the novel that all of Nashville is talking about!” they say, and by all of Nashville they mean all of ME. I appreciate everybody’s help in launching this book, so much. You can’t believe how helpful it is, how much people rely on friends for book suggestions. Thank you all so much.
In unrelated news, I have embarked on a new piece of knitting. It’s up in Monteagle. I’m still in Nashville. This is all sort of a mess right now, but I’m hoping for a reunion soon . . .