A message from Edie Clark at Mary's Farm
January 1, 1970Dear friends,
States of Grace, my new book about old Yankees, is finally here. I am thrilled. It can be ordered online on my website (http://edieclark.com/). For those of you who have already ordered the book, I’m so sorry for this delay but the orders will be filled immediately if not sooner. A complicated set of circumstances caused the delay but it’s all in the past. We are in gear to receive any new orders and we expect no delays in the foreseeable future. I so appreciate your patience!
The production of this book has pretty much preoccupied me here. I’m fortunate to have such willing co-conspirators as my friends at Folding Guides (www.foldingguides.com) to help, first and foremost, unload the books into the warehouse and secondly, keep all order fulfillment running smoothly. They have helped me from the start, when I first came out with The View from Mary’s Farm. And now we are four. I think of these books as my children as they come into the world in the same way, with great anticipation and excitement as well as curiosity as to how they will do in this life, how they will be received. I plan to be doing readings and signings in this area. If any of you know of a suitable venue for such an event, do let me know.
Here? It’s been dry as a bone, grass crunching under my feet, the garden parched. But it’s been a great year for the hay. Cutting started in mid-June, I can’t remember such an early start, ever. Now they are starting the second cut. We’ve had perfect haying weather, stretches of hot sunny days. The hayfields have not seemed to mind the dryness. Yet. It is the opposite of the last summer’s cold, soggy months of so-called summer (see Mary’s Farm for this month). It’s a joy to see the blue skies and feel the heat once again but unsettling, to experience these extremes.
Between the book and my trip to Iceland in June, I’ve been preoccupied, to say the least. After I returned from Iceland, I started blogging about the trip. I’m not done with that yet. It will end when it ends. There is a lot to say about Iceland! If you are interested in reading the blogs, you have to go to http://edieclark.com/blog.htm, and start at the end to find the beginning.
So, that is the news from here. I hope all of your summers are going beautifully. Blessings to you from this hill in New Hampshire. And pray for rain!