Look what I got!
Flutter: The Story of Four Sisters and One Incredible Journey by Erin E. Moulton.
Big things are about the happen at Maple’s house. Mama’s going to have a baby, which means now there will be four Rittle sisters instead of just three. But when baby Lily is born too early and can’t come home from the hospital, Maple knows it’s up to her to save her sister. So she and Dawn, armed with a map and some leftover dinner, head off down a river and up a mountain to find the Wise Woman who can grant miracles. Now it’s not only Lily’s survival that they have to worry about, but also their own. The dangers that Maple and Dawn encounter on their journey makes them realize a thing or two about miracles–and about each other.
Doesn’t that sound amazing?
I must admit that I have a personal interest in this one. Erin was part of my class/sisterhood of Unreliable Narrators at VCFA. She’s both hilarious and lovely and she has an absolutely incredible reading voice.
Reading your work aloud is one of the fundamental components of the VCFA program. It’s frightening and humbling to use a microphone and podium to read to a crowd of brilliant and gifted writers, but (eventually) oh so satisfying too. And, it’s such a honest-to-goodness gift to hear others read. For some people – and Erin is one of them – their voice becomes embedded in your heart and brain. I feel certain I will “hear” Erin as I curl up with Flutter this weekend. Lucky me!
Go get your own copy!
Sarah Wones Tomp
WRITING ON THE SIDEWALK