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What's the hold up with the book tour announcement?
Thank you for your patience! It really, really, is coming soon.
Today we are celebrating a rave review of CLASS from Booklist! This review will be in the September 1 2023 issue of Booklist, and will go live online, on August 31. But newsletter subscribers can read the full review, in advance, below:
“In an engaging follow-up to her first memoir, Maid (2019), which became a Netflix series, Land continues her story of struggling to survive as a single parent. At 35, she attends the University of Montana, hoping a degree will lead to economic security and a writing career. Land’s deeply personal stories offer a firsthand look at the inequities involved in navigating higher education from a position of poverty: the judgment from faculty and peers, the dysfunctional bureaucracy, and the crushing burden of student loans. Add constant insecurity about both housing and food, abusive relationships, and the author's own ambivalence about accepting assistance, and her challenges seem insurmountable, but she prevails with resilience and resourcefulness. The popularity of Maid as a book and as a show, along with the compelling, honest way Land shares her experiences, will ensure wide reader appeal and will be of particular interest to those who want more books like Barbara Ehrenreich’s Nickel and Dimed, Tara Westover’s Educated, and Sarah M. Broom’s The Yellow House.”
Woohoo! Thank you, Booklist.
In other news, Stephanie will speak at Montana State University’s Convocation next week, on August 22nd, at the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. She’s very much looking forward to chatting with the upcoming freshman class and offering some words of wisdom for them to take into their college careers and beyond. The event is scheduled for 7 p.m., and it is free and open to the public. Get your tickets before it’s too late.
And what’s the hold up with the book tour announcement? Great question. All the dates, cities, venues, etc. have been finalized and a graphic has been made. Everything is ready to go except… some of the event hosts have not set up a ticketing link yet. Once those links are all available, we will finally be able to announce. Thank you for your patience! It really, really, is coming soon.
Enjoy your final days of Summer!
Caroline Keys has spent the last year plus traveling back and forth from Montana to the South to care for her aging parents. This time has been stressful, sad, chaotic, sweet, and costly. Her father passed away in June. Two weeks later, Caroline was diagnosed with uterine cancer.
At the end of August, Caroline will travel to Memphis, where her family can support her through the next steps. An oncological surgeon will perform a hysterectomy. Doctors are hopeful this surgery alone will evict the c-word squatting inside her bod. Until they have a closer look, they won't know if the cancer has spread, or if she will need further treatment or additional surgery. We feel profoundly encouraged by the care she is receiving from both her medical team and her family in Memphis.
As you are able, please contribute to the pot to offset mounting travel expenses, medical bills, regular-degular bills, and lost wages. This fund has almost reached their goal. Let’s get them there!
That’s all for this week, folks. Remember to follow Stephanie on all your favorite social media platforms @stepville.