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Perks
11-02-2009, 06:48 AM
Eeep!

The launch event for The Lacuna is here in Asheville on Monday evening and I have a ticket and a reserved advance copy of the book.

Just excited, that is all.

Silver King
11-02-2009, 07:28 AM
Never heard of her. Now if you'd said, "Barbara Walters," I'd be falling all over myself with envy. :D

Perks
11-02-2009, 08:26 AM
That'd be cool, too. But she wrote, The Poisonwood Bible one of my favorite books of all time.

P.S. You're silly.

Fenika
11-02-2009, 08:29 AM
O.O

Please tell her some girl on the internet absolutely adored Prodigal Summer.

poetinahat
11-02-2009, 08:29 AM
I haven't read it yet, but I'm thrilled for you! (Really, really wish you'd get Some Good News before the event so you could casually mention it in conversation...)

Perks
11-02-2009, 08:56 AM
I haven't read it yet, but I'm thrilled for you! I think you would love it, sir



(Really, really wish you'd get Some Good News before the event so you could casually mention it in conversation...)

Ha! Wouldn't that be something? What a day that would be...

Fenika
11-03-2009, 04:03 AM
*bump*

:)

Yeshanu
11-03-2009, 04:47 AM
I haven't read any of her fiction, but Animal, Vegetable, Miracle was easily one of the best books I've read all year.

Devil Ledbetter
11-03-2009, 05:30 AM
She's a fantastic writer! Perks, you are so lucky!

I've read The Bean Trees, The Poisonwood Bible and Animal, Vegetable Miracle. All are great books.

KTC
11-03-2009, 06:55 AM
I've read Bean and Poison...she has a way with nailing dialogue. I hope you enjoyed your meeting.

Susie
11-03-2009, 07:13 AM
That's super, Perks. Enjoy!

MacAllister
11-03-2009, 07:21 AM
OMG...how WAS it? I'd totally have been fangirling. She's such an amazing writer.

Perks
11-03-2009, 06:17 PM
She had really cool boots. And she was funny!

Tickets were free with the purchase of an advance (well, one day advance - The Lacuna officially releases today) copy of her new book, which she read excerpts from.

They sold 1,000 seats and when we picked up our tickets, we could funnel into one of two lines: one for pre-signed copies or the other for unsigned. I went for the unsigned and stayed after the talk for the meet and greet. And so did over three hundred of the rest of these literate hillfolk. Damn them.

So, by the time I got to meet Ms. Kingsolver, she was grey with fatigue, but still very gracious. And I got my book signed!

It was very cool. She's one of my writing idols.

sunna
11-03-2009, 06:25 PM
Perks, that is AWESOME. I'm actually having a geeky fangirl moment just thinking about it. She's one of my heroes.

Can't wait to read The Lacuna!

Perks
11-03-2009, 06:36 PM
Can't wait to read The Lacuna!I've read the first few pages and, yep, vintage Kingsolver. Just beautiful.

mscelina
11-03-2009, 06:46 PM
That'd be cool, too. But she wrote, The Poisonwood Bible one of my favorite books of all time.

P.S. You're silly.

I'm reading The Poisonwood Bible right now. I iz jelus.

sunna
11-03-2009, 06:51 PM
I've read the first few pages and, yep, vintage Kingsolver. Just beautiful.


*drool*

I know what I'm using my 40% off coupon for this weekend. :D

aruna
11-03-2009, 07:04 PM
Lucky you! I read Poisonwood Bible years ago and loved it.