Author Chris Cander takes her novel The Weight of a Piano to Austin

January 25, 2019, by

Yesterday AnOpenBookBlog kicked off a blog series by Houston author Chris Cander, “Dispatches from Book Tour,” a multi-week series of reflections and updates by Chris along her 17-city U.S. book tour for her new novel The Weight of a Piano published by Krnopf. Here is Dispatch 2 from Austin:

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

How have I only just discovered Vonlane?? Why drive yourself when you can nap on this luxury bus ride from Houston to Austin? I woke up, thinking I was still dreaming, to the news that the day after its release, The Weight of a Piano has already gone into its third printing.

The lovely booksellers Meike and Annie met me when I arrived at BookPeople, where a wonderful crowd of old and new friends had gathered. I was also delighted and surprised that my parents were there and two high school friends I haven’t seen in years. My friend and Writers League of Texas director, Becka Oliver, was there to interview me, and I also had some great questions from the audience. I had a lovely note from Aunt Josephine letting me know that she couldn’t be there, she’d picked up two copies of the book and couldn’t wait to start reading. I was pleased but slightly confused…I don’t actually have an Aunt Josephine.

I picked up a copy of Small Fry based on Annie’s recommendation, and will read it on tomorrow’s drive to Dallas.

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