Shelley Macbeth at Blue Heron Books in Uxbridge is one of the most knowledgeable and passionate booksellers I’ve had the honour of meeting. They planned an author talk and book signing and it was one of the most successful events I have ever done. And I’ve done over 300 events! A truly amazing bookstore. —
A very compelling argument by Elaine de Blicquy for The Lizard Cage won over the panelists for the 2011 Uxbridge Reads contest.
Included is an excerpt of Elaine’s argument which may lead you to the same conclusion the panelists reached…this is the book you need to read.
Uxbridge “deserves” this book – not as a punishment, not in an ‘instructive, pedantic’ …”you must learn” way—but we deserve it because we are a passionate, caring reading community.
We are a community who follows our doctors to Ghana, who invites Vietnamese “Boat” people to make this town their home and who jump to the cause of helping a local merchant assist with humanitarian relief in his native land of Afghanistan. Continue reading