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VIRTUAL Bookworms | The Lonely Heart of Maybelle Lane by Kate O’Shaughnessy
April 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Middle Readers! Join our Bookworms Book Club every third Friday of the month for author readings, pizza (or whatever you want to munch on at home), and other fun activities! Join us April 24 at 5:00 PM (note the earlier start time) for a special local author online presentation from Kate O’Shaughnessy who will talk about her new novel The Lonely Heart of Maybelle Lane!
ABOUT THE BOOK: Eleven-year-old Maybelle Lane has been collecting sounds her whole life, but her favorite by far is the sound of her father’s warm laugh, saved on an old phone’s voicemail recording. It’s all she knows of him, really. Her mother just says they are better off without him. But now, somehow, that laugh is on the radio—his laugh. And when her father announces that he’ll be judging a singing contest in Nashville, Maybelle impulsively signs up. She doesn’t know how she’ll get there, or what she’ll sing. She just knows that if she can stand in front of her father and sing her heart out, he’ll have to love her. Won’t he? The road to Nashville is littered with bumps and surprises. But that’s the thing with journeys of the heart—you may find more than you went looking for.
Want your own copy of the book? You can order it from Folio’s online bookstore here. (Please note, we can’t guarantee the book will get to you before the meeting due to delays from COVID-19.)
NOTE: We will send you a Zoom link before the meeting. This is our first attempt at holding a virtual event at Folio Books, so you, Bookworms, are super-cool innovators! Thank you for going on this big adventure with us! There might be hiccups or glitches along the way, so please be patient.