About Walter’s Muse
- Publisher: Endicott & Hugh Books
- Publication date: 2/1/2012
- Pages: 285
It’s the first summer of her retirement and librarian Maggie Lewis is relishing the unfolding of sweet summer days on Vashon Island: walking on the beach, reading the classics, and kayaking. But in June when a sudden storm hits the island, Maggie’s summer becomes about as peaceful as navigating whitewater. Not only does her wealthy sister arrive uninvited with a startling announcement; but Maggie finds herself entangled with her new Baker’s Beach neighbor, Walter Hathaway. A famous children’s author and recovering alcoholic, Walter has a history with Maggie they would each like to forget. Delightfully told with humor and insight, Walter’s Muse is a page turner for romantics, writers, and the young at heart at any age.
“An exhilarating portrait of a woman in her prime…revives in all of us a lust for life, with its splendid twists and turns, gifts of love and friendship, and promises of more surprises to come.” –Nina Sankovitch, Huffington Post, author of Tolstoy and the Purple Chair
“For those who believe in second chances in love and life, Walter’s Muse provides a warm and engaging blueprint. Okimoto’s loveably quirky characters become a reader’s friends and family. I hated to finish the last page.”–Connie Burns, School LIbrary Journal, reviewer
“Brimming with wit and wisdom…a delightful celebration of mature love, sure to enchant fans of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand!”–Juli Morser, Books by the Way
Jean Davies Okimoto is an author and playwright whose books and short stories have been translated into Japanese, Italian, Chinese, German and Hebrew. She is the recipient of numerous awards including Smithsonian Notable Book, the American LibraryAssociation Best Book for Young Adults, the Washington Governor’s Award and the International Reading Association Readers Choice Award. Her picture book, Blumpoe the Grumpoe Meets Arnold the Cat was adapted by Shelly Duvall for the HBO and Showtime television series “Bedtime Stories.” Her debut novel for adults The Love Ceiling was a season’s pick by the King County Library System, named to the ABA Indie Next Reading Group List and ebook Fiction Winner in the 2009 Indie Next Generation Awards. She has appeared on CNN, Oprah, and The Today Show. Jeanie began writing for adults when she and her husband Joe retired to Vashon Island in 2004 where they are visited by deer, a raccoon named George who is missing a tail and their six grandchildren.
For more information on Ms. Okimoto, please visit her website at www.jeandaviesokimoto.com.
Jean Davies Okimoto’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Thursday, February 16th: BookNAround
Monday, February 20th: Luxury Reading
Tuesday, February 21st: Joyfully Retired
Wednesday, February 22nd: Book Dilettante
Monday, February 27th: Library of Clean Reads
Wednesday, February 29th: The Lost Entwife
Thursday, March 1st: Patricia’s Wisdom
Thursday, March 1st: Colloquium
Monday, March 5th: Book Club Classics!
Monday, March 12th: Great Imaginations
Tuesday, March 13th: Words from the Heart
Wednesday, March 14th: Simply Stacie
Thursday, March 15th: Novel Escapes
Monday, March 19th: Hospitable Pursuits
Thursday, March 22nd: Under My Apple Tree