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Friday, November 13, 2009

Beth Kephart reviews HOLD ME TIGHT by Lorie Ann Grover!

Our lovely author-in-residence, Beth Kephart (remember to enter November's Then and Now Challenge!) has written a gorgeous tribute to our own Lorie Ann Grover's Hold Me Tight.

Beth says of the novel-in-poems "In line after line, Lorie Ann masterfully reveals a child grappling to understand, and to forgive."

Hooray for Lorie Ann's beautiful book and Beth's thoughtful contemplation of it.


Lorie Ann Grover said...

Beth is so gracious and a woman who lives and breathes her poetry. I esteem her opinion much, much much! Needless to say, she made me cry. :~)

Thanks for sharing here, Melissa.

Melissa Walker said...

Of course! A little shine for LA. And Beth is the most wonderful person from whom to get poetry kudos!

Justina Chen said...

Lorie Ann's work is as beautiful and real as she is.

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