Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Lynda Mullaly Hunt is the author of New York Times bestseller Fish in a Tree and Bank Street Best Book One for the Murphys. She’s a former teacher, and holds writers retreats for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, two children, impetuous beagle, and beagle-loathing cat.
At times we all wish our family circumstances could be different, but in these two novels, our heroes learn to appreciate their families in all their complicated messiness. Fish in a Tree author Lynda Mullaly Hunt brings another compelling coming of age tale filled with heart in her newest book Shouting at the Rain. New author Gillian McDunn debuts a moving story of one girl's summer gone wonderfully wrong in Caterpillar Summer.
This is Jen Capriola’s first time back on the DBF stage since performing as an escaped convict in a dance routine dedicated to the book Holes in 2011. She’s worked at Little Shop of Stories for 2 years, but please do not request her for story time at your birthday party. In a few days, she will be trekking up North to the great unknown of New Hampshire to pursue a degree in fortune cookie fortune writing or perhaps razor scootering at Dartmouth College. Her mother really loves her.
Shouting at the Rain
From the author of the New York Times bestseller Fish in a Tree comes a compelling story about perspective and learning to love the family you have.
Delsie loves tracking the weather–lately, though, it seems the squalls are in her own life. She’s always lived with her kindhearted Grammy, but now she’s looking at their life with new eyes and wishing she could have a “regular family.” Delsie observes other changes in the air, too–the most painful being a friend who’s outgrown her. Luckily, she has neighbors with strong shoulders to support her, and Ronan, a new friend who is caring and courageous but also troubled by the losses he’s endured. As Ronan and Delsie traipse around Cape Cod on their adventures, they both learn what it means to be angry versus sad, broken versus whole, and abandoned versus loved. And that, together, they can weather any storm.