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Book Party!

Hard to believe so much time has gone by since my much-awaited book party at New York’s Paris Café to welcome ABOVE THE SALT! Chef Luís Parreira, originally from Portugal, put together a fabulous party menu, and almost one hundred friends showed up! I did events at the Portuguese Ambassador’s Residence in Washington, D.C., a launch event at Center for Fiction in Brooklyn, and lots of Book Club evenings, in person or Zoom. Porter Square Books in Cambridge put me together with friend Elizabeth Graver, and I had a fun day at Rutger’s/Newark thanks to long-time friend Kimberly DaCosta Holton of the Portuguese Department.


I’m especially proud of the book’s audio version; narrator/actor Gisela Chipé did a brilliant job and won an AudioFile award for her work.


Looking forward…I’m off to Chicago and then California before flying to Lisbon to run the Writing the Luso Experience Workshop—my seventh? eighth?—in the Disquiet International Literary Program.


Happy to share some of the terrific photos (and I found a great dress) from the Paris Café party. Friends came from Lisbon, San Francisco, and my college pal Betty Wilkinson stopped in from Africa on her way to California!

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