"Part Annie Dillard, part Anne Lamott."- L.A. Times
"Lende writes emotionally but never sentimentally, giving us the best Alaska memoir of late, maybe the best ever." -Booklist
“The genuineness of Heather Lende’s experience and her thoughtfulness about life’s bad breaks and unexpected gifts—expressed so well in her fine funny writing- make me want to ordain her as the goddess of good sense and song.” - Nancy Lord, Alaska Writer Laureate
Praise for Amazon bestseller Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs
Q&A with Heather Lende
Ten* Things to Think About if You Are Hit by a Truck
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It's autumn on the Chilkat River here in Haines, Alaska and another book is complete. Find the Good, my third book for Algonquin will be published April 28, 2015. (I love that it has such a specific date. I'm not sure why that is, but I think I will have a party, and have starred it on my calendar, like a birthday.) Speaking of big days, my oldest daughter Eliza and her husband Justin are expecting their first child in October, and my second to youngest daughter Joanna Jeanne (JJ) is marrying her sweetheart, Bryan, next July 25. My husband has been down with a broken pelvis and ribs from a cycling crash in June, and is now up and moving with one crutch, so that's all very good.
If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name and Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs remain bestsellers at The Babbling Book store on Main Street in Haines. If you'd like an autographed or personalized copy, just Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the details. Also, please buy books from your local bookstore. Supporting independent stores and businesses in towns across the country is a very good thing.(The books are both available at most libraries, too.)
I am happy to Skype with book clubs. Use the contact tab to reach me. I have a Facebook page too, which you may "like". Please check out my blog. There's lots of pictures of home and family and news of Haines. I do my best to post a few days a week, sometimes more.
Thanks again very much for reading what I write and sharing my books. You've made me a NY Times bestselling author and for that I'm very, very thankful. I do my best to answer your emails and letters, they all make my day. I've even met a bunch of readers who traveled to Haines this summer. It amazes me how many people read what I write, and how many friends I have whom I've never met. Then again, books have a way of reaching out over miles and years and even generations, don't they?