Tonight I spent a lovely evening with author Kristin Hannah. Well, it was me, Kristin, and a roomful of people who had all come out to see her talk about her new book Home Front at the Barnes and Noble on the Upper East Side.
While I ostensibly went to the event for work, I did read Home Front and was looking forward to hearing her discuss the novel. I wasn’t disappointed. Kristin seems so genuinely nice, and she’s a great speaker. As for Home Front, it made me cry. I was on a plane while reading it too, which is slightly awkward. Fortunately, the stranger sitting next to me didn’t seem to notice. But if you are looking for a good emotional book, this is it. Home Front explores what happens to a family and a rocky marriage when a mother is deployed. As I said, it was a bit of a sobfest.
Another thought from the night is that I enjoy these author events. I should go to them more often. Perhaps it will be on my list of reading resolutions for next year. My hands are already kind of full with my resolutions for this year.
P.S. Am I supposed to acknowledge Valentine’s Day? Just in case, um, Happy Valentine’s Day!