The University of Minnesota Press will bring "Isabelle" out in paperback in April. Thank you so much, wonderful UMP!

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Ebury Court, London 2016

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For 16 months, Renoir traveled back and forth from his Paris studio to the restaurant in Chatou to work on the painting, even after he broke his arm and had to paint with his left hand.

Aline Charigot hadn't known Renoir long when she posed for his masterpiece, but he'd already fallen for her. Curator Eliza Rathbone says, "That's why she has the role that she does in the painting."
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President Obama has said that reading shaped him as a person, and as a president.

via The Thread by MPR News

As the current reader-in-chief finishes his term, we've gathered a list of many of the books Obama recommended, read and bought while in office.

Look at the book my daughter gave me today! Next to it is the supplier for the crafts. Merry Christmas!

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I'm very excited for Sunday.

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Join YA author Jane St. Anthony, ISABELLE DAY REFUSES TO DIE OF A BROKEN HEART, on Sunday, June 12 at 2:00 pm for B-Creative during our B-Fest Teen Book at Barnes & Noble Galleria for a Teen Writing Workshop. #janesaintanthony #isabelledayrefusestodieofabrokenheart #bfest2016 #bnbuzz #bnevents #bnmidwest #bcreative #yawriting

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My Journal is up at

Enjoy the extra day this month!

Thanks to every one of you who sent congratulations. Isabelle Day made me a FINALIST (Minnesota Book Awards). No matter what happens, I will always be a FINALIST, something I've never been in my life (except for a third-grade spelling bee).

What an honor to be nominated for the Minnesota Book Award!…/…/

Seven books published by the University of Minnesota Press are in the running.
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Here's My Journal for November.

With good wishes,



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Reading and writing work in tandem. Some non-readers become excellent writers. Most don’t. After school, four days a week, I try to teach writing to junior and senior high school students who would prefer to talk about perceived insults or how to color hair using Jell-O. I want them to understand gr…

Oh, my. Minnesota Women's Press features Isabelle — and my other two books — in the November issue. Thanks to Common Good Books in St. Paul for the recommendations!…

Today I'm celebrating an anniversary. Fourteen years ago — in October 2001 — I was a resident at the fabulous Anderson Center in Red Wing, Minnesota. I had finished "Sherman" and thought I would never have another idea for a book. However, I woke up with this thought: there is a girl named Isabelle Day and she lost her father.

So here's a picture of me at Wild Rumpus in Minneapolis, 14 years later, and I have a book about Isabelle! Fourteen years! Pictured: left to right: my dear friend Joni; my cousin Kathy; my sister, Ann, who came up from Iowa; and my cousin Louise.

Thanks SO MUCH to everyone who came to Anderson Center in September (thank you, Amy Baum), Red Balloon in St. Paul, Wild Rumpus and Barnes & Noble/Har Mar!

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