Language Arts, with Stephanie Kallos
We are happy to welcome back book store favorite Stephanie Kallos! She will talk about Language Arts, a touching story of love and loss.
The new novel from the best-selling Kallos, author of Broken for You, spins the stories of a dedicated teacher, his enigmatic son, and a wartime survivor into an affecting tale.
Charles Marlow teaches his high school English students that language will expand their worlds. But linguistic precision cannot help him connect with his autistic son, or with his ex-wife, who abandoned their shared life years before, or even with his college-bound daughter who has just flown the nest. He's at the end of a road he's traveled on autopilot for years when a series of events forces him to think back on the lifetime of decisions and indecisions that have brought him to this point. With the help of an ambitious art student, an Italian-speaking nun, and the memory of a boy in a white suit who inscribed his childhood with both solace and sorrow, Charles may finally be able to rewrite the script of his life.
Sometimes the most powerful words are the ones you're still searching for.
"... masterfully plotted and written ... a wondrously beautiful story of love and loss, offering hope in the face of the harshest reality." ----- Booklist
Stephanie Kallos is the author of Broken for You, which was selected by Sue Monk Kidd for The Today Show book club and was a national bestseller, and Sing Them Home, one of Entertainment Weekly's 10 Best Novels of the year. She lives in Seattle with her family.