I'm thrilled to be a finalist for the Orison Books Fiction Prize (for my novel manuscript, AT THE CENTER). Congrats to the winners and fellow finalists!
Books in Boothbay: Maine's Largest Book Fair at the Boothbay Railway Village, just a few miles from my family home. (I heard the train whistles as a kid.) Thanks to Sherman's Books & Stationery and all who made this such a seamless event. Read about it HERE in the Boothbay Register.
It's a trip to see your name on a sign in your hometown. (I was the bookish, weird kid.) I read on a rainy night at the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library, where I received my first library card. (Age five?) Thanks to Joanna Breen for sustaining this special place and to Bobby Sweet for providing gorgeous musical interludes. It was good to be home. Read about it HERE in the Boothbay Register.
I'm in the papah! "Boothbay native Lara Tupper – author, songstress, teacher – will be back in town promoting her latest, a collection of short stories, AMPHIBIANS. I have read and thoroughly enjoyed Lara's two novels, A THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS and OFF ISLAND. I'm looking forward to buying AMPHIBIANS at the event." Thanks to Lisa Kristoff and the Boothbay Register for this article about #BooksinBoothbay, Maine's Largest Book Fair, on Sat., Sept. 11 at the Boothbay Railway Village. Can't wait to be back home.
Amphibians is here in the window of the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library, where I received my very first library card.
AMPHIBIANS is featured in The Talking Book podcast. Listen HERE.
First review from Good Reads: AMPHIBIANS - 5 stars (amazing)
"The stories in this collection are just sublime. Disarming, poignant, sharp as a blade and wielded with precision. Tupper told me things about myself that I didn't even know. Her characters are real, wonderful, flawed. Such a fantastic read."
Thanks, kind reviewer!