I got my fresh-off-the-press copy of the new book A Good Summer this afternoon from my friend Ann:
The book features the photographs of Island photographer Anna Karpinski accompanied by text from 16 Island writers. I’m honoured to be one of the 16: I wrote a paragraph about my brother Steve’s official reprimand for not attending the Gold Cup and Saucer Parade one summer.
The design of the book, by Mathew MacKay, is wonderful: he’s come up with a design that would have worked well in 1966, looked dated in the interim, but suddenly feels exactly right for this moment.
The book is being formally launched on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in an event — open to the public, meaning you — being held at The whY. There will be readings, signings and refreshments.
You can buy the book online from Nimbus or ask your local bookseller to order ISBN 9781894838320.