I'm delighted to say, though, the last month has proved to me, that there are many, many people who were excited to read a Hutterite-written book. I'm surprised how many people said they've never heard about Hutterites before. I'm grateful that my book is giving people a glimpse of our communal life and that Hutterites and non-Hutterites alike enjoy the stories I shared.
|My 'front cover girls' enjoying McNally Robinson|
June 12, on our school field trip, we had some time before our first destination, a tour of the Manitoba Legislature Building. So, we stopped in at McNally Robinson Booksellers in Winnipeg to sign some of my books for them. Joining me in the store were my four 'front cover girls'. They enjoyed browsing around the store and looking at all the neat products - besides books, they have many other neat things, like baby stuff, scarves, t-shirts and collectables.
I love this picture my sister, Elma took of the girls on the spiral staircase, with the bestseller book display in the foreground. This was still last week's display. Later that day, I learned that Hutterite Diaries is on their bestseller list for the second week now. Again, thanks to everyone who bought a copy of my book at the Winnipeg Grant Park McNally Robinson - you helped make it a bestseller for three weeks in a row!
Of course, the book is available in other stores as well, and I'm also grateful if you got your copy at one of these places. There are a few Manitoba bookstores that carry Hutterite Diaries now. Heartfelt thanks to:
- Hutterian Brethren Book Centre, MacGregor, MB
- James Valley Book Shop, Elie MB
- Heritage Book and Gift Shoppe, Portage la Prairie, MB
- Portage and District Arts Centre Gallery and Gifts, Portage la Prairie, MB
- Grant Park McNally Robinson Booksellers, Winnipeg, MB