The Eagle Has Landed

Hurry! Go Tell Everybody! A Gazillion Books Coming!
Hurry! Go Tell Everybody! A Gazillion Books Coming!

Well not exactly, but What We Hold In Our Hands: a Slow Road Reader IS in flight! (Don’t tell Ann. With overruns, 1104 are coming. Gulp!)

BULLETIN! Books shipped from Ann Arbor today and will arrive Friday or Monday! Oh my gosh. We haven’t prepared the nursery or anything and the new arrivals are in Delivery!

I was going to send off a modest mass-mailing to Fragments readers or Slow Road Home readers on record but G-mail suggests I’d be better off NOT to mix send-from addresses (still in South Dakota), so I’ll wait til we get home. You were warned!

I’ll try to take pictures as the Event happens but you know how nervous new fathers can get.

I just hope it doesn’t look like a pruney pointy-headed monkey like our youngest did.

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Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

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