Tracey Jackson

Jan 28 2014 | Comments

PEOPLE BRAVE COLD FOR BOOKS!

I went running out of the house into the frigid night air and headed up to Barnes and Noble so I could see my friend Linda Yellin read her new book What Nora Knew.  I figured the weather was so bad and the President was giving his State of the Union address, so every body would count.  I know what it feels like to read to four people in a Barnes and Noble ;Two of them being the people who work there.

But I underestimated the power and popularity of Linda Yellin.   I got there five minutes late and was crushed into the back, where I stood while she read to an enthralled audience.

It’s a lively, funny, heartwarming book. One that makes a great gift, book club read and something to cuddle up with on these cold winter days.

Liz Smith gave it love letter of a review today in both The New York Social Diary and Huffpo.

This is her third book and what is really impressive is – she wrote it in a year when she was battling cancer. Something she spoke about quite openly at the SRO gathering, when she thanked all the people who had been there for her. But Linda is fine and already hard at work on her next book.

You can buy What Nora Knew at your local bookstore, or at a Barnes and Noble, and if you are just too cold to venture outdoors, there is always Amazon.

 

Linda Yellin reading her book What Nora Knew to a packed  Barnes and Noble.

Linda Yellin reading her book What Nora Knew to a packed Barnes and Noble.

SRO

SRO. It was nice to see a bookstore so crowded.

The line was to get copies signed was so long I left.

The line was to get copies signed was so long I left.

 

Truth to be told, I read it in galleys.

Truth to be told, I read it in galleys.

 

Book tucked into a coat waiting to go home and be loved.

Book tucked into a coat waiting to go home and be loved.