So who has already read MAY B. by bloggy friend Caroline Starr Rose? I read it last week, and I loved it!
MAY B. is Caroline's debut! It's a middle grade novel, and it was released January 10, 2012, by Schwartz & Wade, an imprint of Random House. Here's a book description I snatched from IndieBound:
I've known it since last night:
It's been too long to expect them to return.
May is helping out on a neighbor's Kansas prairie homestead--just until Christmas, says Pa. She wants to contribute, but it's hard to be separated from her family by fifteen long, unfamiliar miles. Then the unthinkable happens: May is abandoned. Trapped in a tiny snow-covered sod house, isolated from family and neighbors, May must prepare for the oncoming winter. While fighting to survive, May's memories of her struggles with reading at school come back to haunt her. But she's determined to find her way home again. Caroline Starr Rose's fast-paced novel, written in beautiful and riveting verse, gives readers a strong new heroine to love.
The protagonist is a great example of a sympathetic, courageous character. I really enjoyed reading May's story. I'm so happy for Caroline, and I look forward to her next book!
The SCBWI Winter Conference is under way in New York City, the land of delicious street vendor hot dogs. And oh, yeah--the heart of publishing. Rather than ramble about how much I love New York or post a picture of myself hugging a HarperCollins pillar (which some might mistakenly think screams immaturity since we all know how sophisticated I am), I'll just wish bucket loads of learning and inspiration to those who are attending this year's conference. Luckily, the rest of us can follow the events at the official SCBWI conference blog.
How is everything in your corner of the blogosphere?