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Hello, everyone.

This is my mom's book.

By that, I mean she wrote it. She's been working on it for 15 years. It's about my dad's time in the hospital, in the 8 months between his accident and his death. I've read it, of course, in the process of proofreading it. I found it interesting because, even though I lived it, my memories of that time are mostly of playing with Charley in the hospital solarium, and being stuck in the fresh hell of a new junior high school. So this book gave me the chance to see that time through my mom's eyes, and everything she had to deal with at my dad's side.

It's finally published, available, out there! And we are all so very pleased! If you know anyone who enjoys reading books about normal families and life and tragedy, or if (heavens!) you are such a person yourself, please pass the word along!

On a related note, does anyone (Sofia, I'm looking at you) know anything about how libraries choose their books? If I were to buy a copy of this book and offer it to my local library, do you think they would take it and actually make it available on the shelf? Or would it just go into one of those library exchanges?

Date: 2010-02-06 10:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cosmicomiclady.livejournal.com
I'm not sure what you mean by library exchanges, but the best way to go about getting a book into the library is to ask a librarian about that. You can ask at a circulation desk or a reference desk and just say that you want information on donating books or suggesting books for the library to buy. Odds are they'll appreciate a donated book, but I don't know what the process if of the donating book getting to the shelf. So I would suggest asking the librarian (I'm sure you can call) directly about that, that if your aim is to get the book on the shelf what is the best way to go about doing that.
The only foreseeable problem, from what I know, is that it could end up in a Friends of the Library book sale instead of going to the stacks if they don't know who you're donating it too.

So essentially that was a really verbose way of telling you I don't know! :D (but giving you advice on what I would do!). I hope it helps a bit!
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