FRIDAY FIRSTLINERS

READING IS MY SUPERPOWER DESIGNED THIS COOL MEME.

This week’s Friday Firstliner comes from William Kent Krueger’s This Tender Land:

“Prologue”

“In the beginning, after he labored over the heavens and the earth, the light and the dark, the land and the sea and all living things that dwell therein, after he created man and woman and before he rested, I believe God gave us one final gift. Lest we forget the divine source of all that beauty, he gave us stories.”

Krueger is indeed a master story teller, and I am looking forward to the story he will tell in his latest novel.

I had to wait for this book to come available at my local library, but knowing it is by the author of Saving Grace, I am sure the wait will be worth it.

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Author: Rae Longest

This year (2019) finds me with 50 plus years of teaching "under my belt." I have taught all levels from pre-K "(library lady" or "book lady"--volunteer) to juniors, seniors, and graduate students enrolled in my Advanced Writing class at the university where I have just completed 30 years. My first paying teaching job was junior high, and I spent 13 years with ages 12-13, the "difficult years." I had some of the "funnest" experiences with this age group. When I was no longer the "young, fun teacher," I taught in an elementary school setting before sixth graders went on to junior high, teaching language arts blocs, an assignment that was a "dream-fit" for me. After completing graduate school in my 40s, I went on to community college, then university teaching. Just as teaching is "in my blood," so is a passion for reading, writing, libraries, and everything bookish. This blog will be open to anyone who loves books, promotes literacy and wants to "come out and play."

One thought on “FRIDAY FIRSTLINERS”

  1. This is the only William Kent Kreuger book I have read, but that wonderful writing. I put several of his backlist books on my TBR after reading this one. Saving Grace is definitely one of them.

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