Crackling Birchwood gave me the title for my book

Love is a Fireplace is a collection of twenty-four stories and vignettes that I’ve been writing for forty years. A c.d. of crackling Birchwood gave me the title for my book, and my sisters helped me set the scene for the cover. We built a roaring fire in Dinnie’s stone fireplace, above which hangs one of her recent paintings of our mother, Helen. She was sixteen, standing in front of her Daddy’s new Buick when they lived in the Fairfield house. Dinnie, Elizabeth and I arranged the set to include a kerosene lamp from when we were growing up, a broom which our daddy, Gerald, made, a torn love letter, falling petals from a vase of red flowers, a turned-over wine bottle and glass. Forty years of stories—a patchwork of incidents—imagined, seen, heard about, read, or experienced, and threaded until it’s total fiction describing how love is a fireplace.
I will read at the Nelson County Library’s main branch in Bardstown on Friday, May 4th, from 1 to 3. My book is available at Carmichael’s Books in Louisville, and on amazon.com.

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One Response to Crackling Birchwood gave me the title for my book

  1. Elizabeth Heavrin says:

    Love love love!!!

    Elizabeth

    Sent from iPhone; excuse errors.

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