Join Curious Iguana for an in-store signing with author Edie Hemingway as we celebrate the release of her new middle-grade novel, That Smudge of Smoke.
This event is free and open to the public.
About the author: Edith (Edie) Hemingway is co-author of two Civil War novels, both licensed by ScholasticBook Fairs and optioned for films. Her middle grade novel, Road to Tater Hill (DelacortePress), won a Parents’ Choice Gold Award and was listed on Bank Street College’s Best Books List and several state lists. That Smudge of Smoke (BeaLu Books), her newest MG novel is set in two timeframes and told from different points of view. An MFA graduate of Spalding University’s Naslund-Mann School of Writing, Edie taught writing for children and young adults as a member of their faculty for nine years. Formerly of Braddock Heights, she and her husband now live in a house overlooking the Great Wicomico River on the northern neck of Virginia. Visit her website at https://ediehemingway.com.
About the book: That Smudge of Smoke spans the years from 1929 to 2015 in a middle grade novel about two 12-year-olds navigating crucial changes in their lives. The vital link between the characters and the time periods is a diary, hidden in a door for the intervening eighty-six years—a door salvaged from an old Chesapeake Bay steamboat. The diary, known as Dorie, takes on the unexpected role of narrator, a compelling character in itself. Fans of Lauren Wolk (Beyond the Bright Sea) and Natalie Babbit (Tuck Everlasting) will enjoy this multi-generational story of hope, friendship, family, and of the far-reaching influence of history and music.