With art by Kathleen Jennings!
Some time in 2014! Huzzah!
This book is intended as a prequel to Sourdough and Other Stories. It was meant to be a sequel, but the stories were determined to defy me – they insisted upon telling what had happened before, to show how the books of Murcianus came to be, how Ella came into the world, where Hepsibah Ballantyne – who appears only as a name on a headstone in Sourdough’s Lodellan cemetery – began the chain of events that are traced through the mosaic of this book. I hope makes readers feel they are coming home once again.