Local author Daphne Kalmar will be coming to the Albany Library to talk with us about her debut middle-grade novel, A Stitch In Time. She will share stories about how this book came to be, and what it is like to be an author. We have a copy of her book at the library if you'd like to read it in advance!
About the book:
Set in the NEK in 1927, A Stitch in Time tells the story of Donut Sedgwick, an 11-year old geography buff who keeps her taxidermied mice and birds hidden in her late mother’s hope chest. Her pops has just died, leaving her an orphan. Aunt Agnes has moved in, bringing along her lumpy oatmeal, the click-clack of her knitting, and a plan to drag Donut off to Boston forever.
Donut stands to lose everything: her friends, her village, her home, and the woods and walks where the memories of her pops are stored up.
While Donut dodges the ache of missing her pops, she and her best friend Tiny plan how to keep her right where she belongs.