by Susan Branch
Publisher: Spring Street Publishing
Release Date: September 18, 2015
format available: hardcover (with ribbon bookmark)
About the book:
Book one of two, The Fairy Tale Girl is based on the diaries Susan has kept since she was in her 20s. The two books are an illustrated memoir, charmingly designed in Susan's style with her whimsical watercolors and personal photographs. It's an enchanting story of love and loss, mystery and magic that begins in a geranium-colored house in California, and ends up, like any good fairy tale, on the right side of the rabbit hole, in a small cottage in the woods on the New England Island of Martha's Vineyard.
THE FAIRY TALE GIRL humorously explores Susan's journey as an artist and as a girl/woman, from the 1950s through the 1980s. In the first book of the series we get a revealing view of Susan's early life as the oldest of eight children and the marriage she imagined would be forever; it's filled with inspiration, romance and discovery, and a leap into the unknown.
Journey back to the olden days with Susan, to the land of happily-ever-after, where men were men and girls just wanted to have fun. Bring a hankie, we think you might need it.
Quick thought: Think scrapbook. Illustrated is right, and not all right angles! Plus the font looks like handwriting. The cover shown here doesn't do the book justice.
First contact: Sep 14
Jocelyn at Kelley and Hall
arrived: Oct 28
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