April 11, 2018

Following Spring around the USA

Somewhere there MUST be spring! I’m seeing bits of it on my book tour but mainly it’s cold, baby! Today I am reading for Purple Crow in my hometown, Hillsborough NC, and tomorrow, April 12, I will be in Southern Pines NC at The Country Bookshop and on the 13 April at Litchfield Books luncheon in North Myrtle beach SC, where surely it will be spring. This followed by a signing at Litchfield Books in Pawley’s Island. Ed is driving with me and we get to spend the night on lovely Pawley’s Island. Next week I’m heading to California. Click on EVENTS here to see the whole journey. Meanwhile, I want to share this review from USA Today.  https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2018/04/09/women-sunlight-frances-mayes-book-review-tuscany/480886002/

Along the way, sometimes I get a couple of hours to play. In Washington, I was able to see the Sally Mann photography exhibit at the National Gallery. Her landscapes go to the heart of the mythic and primitive South. I also got to visit this old friend, Ginerva de’ Benci, one of Leonardo da Vinci’s greats:

 

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On planes, too, there’s time to read such wonderful novels as The Flight of the Maidens  by Jane Gardam. And I just picked up Elizabeth Strout’s Anything is Possible. Anyone read either of these?

Onward! Happy spring!

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