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Indigenous Voices and Giving Thanks

by | Nov 23, 2021

Dear Readers,

As a parent, I’m perpetually confronted with American mythologies as my kids learn the stories of our history at school. When they recount them for me at home, we often poke holes in these stories to examine them for the ever-present strands of racism and sexism.

Thanksgiving is certainly a holiday built on one of those problematic mythologies, and we’ve got a great list of books to help you poke holes in it for yourself. The authors include a bookstore owner & a plant ecologist, a poet laureate & a screenwriter, among others. The writing ranges from poetry to ghost story, thriller to biography.

What Thanksgiving has always offered us is an opportunity to flex our gratitude muscles. I’ll go first:
I’m grateful for the astonishing autumn colors around Town this fall,
for the twinkle lights that brighten my dark walk to the parking lot each evening,
for my husband’s carpentry skills (and the pegboard he built for the bookstore),
for my parents and mother-in-law who are unconditionally supportive,
for my kids who are endlessly entertaining,
for friends who are cheerleaders and mentors,
and for the brilliant booksellers that make our bookstore the warm and cheerful place that it is.
Thank you Jennifer, Jan, Jessica, Aimée, Andrea, Melissa, Hallie, Catherine, and Beth!

With gratitude,

(Adah Fitzgerald – Main Street Books)

P.S. Here’s a sneak peek of the bespoke gift box that we are launching a for the holiday season.
P.P.S. Are you a local, independently published author? Apply for consignment here!

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