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RIP Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Amy Krouse RosenthalAmy Krouse Rosenthal, the best-selling author who recently announced her illness by penning a personals ad for her beloved husband, has died at 51. Rosenthal had ovarian cancer. Her longtime literary agent confirmed her death to The Associated Press. As an author, Rosenthal won hearts with her children's books and her memoirs — and broke them with her "Modern Love" column called "You May Want To Marry My Husband." It ran in the New York Times earlier this month.

In the piece, Rosenthal announced her illness, celebrated her family and sought a new partner for her husband, Jason. She finished the essay — difficult to write through a haze of drugs and illness — on Valentine's Day, she said, "and the most genuine, non-vase-oriented gift I can hope for is that the right person reads this, finds Jason, and another love story begins."    

Rosenthal was a prolific writer, with more than 30 books to her name, the AP reports — including children's books Uni the Unicorn and Duck! Rabbit! The wire service continues:

"She made short films and YouTube videos, gave TED talks and provided radio commentary for NPR, among others.

"She also raised three children and had a flair for random acts of kindness, whether hanging dollar bills from a tree or leaving notes on ATM machines. ...

"Rosenthal loved experimenting with different media, and blending the virtual and physical worlds. One of her favorite projects began with a YouTube video, '17 Things I Made,' featuring everything from books she had written to her three children to a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. At the end of the video, she welcomed fans to join her at Chicago's Millennium Park, on August 8, 2008, at 8:08 p.m. The goal was to make a 'cool' 18th thing.

"Hundreds turned out to 'make' things — a grand entrance, a new friend, a splash, something pretty."

 

Read the rest of the NPR article, written by Camila Domonoske, here.

Dennis Dauble, author of One More Last Cast

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

inklings bookshop is pleased to present

Dennis Dauble, author of One More Last Cast: On the Addictive Nature of Fishing

Randie Gottlieb, author of Yes, I'll Still Love You When You're Bald

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

inklings bookshop is pleased to present

Randie Gottlieb, author of Yes, I'll Still Love You When You're Bald

Laura Landgraf, author of The Fifth Sister

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

inklings bookshop is proud to present

Laura Landgraf, author of The Fifth Sister: From Victim to Victor - Overcoming Child Abuse

Kait Heacock, author of Siblings and Other Disappointments

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

inklings bookshop is proud to present

Kait Heacock, author of Siblings and Other Disappointments

 

Deb Gorman, author of Who Are These People?

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

inklings bookshop is pleased to present

Deb Gorman, author of Who Are These People?

Inventory 2017

Is it January already? It must be, because it's time for inventory. We will are closed today (Saturday the 14th) so that we can count everything in the store. We will be open regular hours (12-6) on Sunday.

Two Reviews, by the infamous Sue D.

On TrailsOn Trails: An Exploration, by Robert Moor is THE book for hikers. Moore starts his study of trails with the ancient prehistoric fossil trails that have been preserved. He goes through the early history of animal trails and then human trails and how they combined. Moor is an avid hiker & he writes a lot about hiking famous trails world wide and of his own experiences with the countries & people he meets. In this cold & icy winter, On Trails is a fun, warm way to dream about getting back onto their favorite hiking trails again. I enjoyed this book a lot and can't wait to hike the Cowiche Canyon trail again soon when it warms up a little."

 

Reviewed by Inklings employee, Sue D.

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Before the Wind

"Before the Wind, by Puget Sound author Jim Lynch is just the book for sailing fans. Among Lynch's earlier works are: The Highest Tide, about a young boy & a giant squid, and Border Songs which is a tender novel about a border guard at a US & Canada crossing. Before the Wind is about an obsessive sailing family of three generations. There are a lot of technical sailing terms and descriptions at the start of the book to help inform the reader about sailing. The three children in the family grow up and scatter to various parts of the world for different reasons, but they reunite to sail together in a huge race called Swiftsure. Readers might be reminded of the old book A River Runs through it. This family if also led by an overachiever who instead of fishing, thinks that sailing is the only life style. This is a dramatic and exciting book."

 

Reviewed by Inklings employee, Sue D.

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