Christine Hale, author of A PIECE OF SKY, A GRAIN OF RICE, on tour August 2016

Posted By on June 2, 2016

A Piece of Sky A Grain of RiceAbout A Piece of Sky, A Grain of Rice: A Memoir in Four Meditations

  • Paperback: 274 pages
  • Publisher: Apprentice House (July 1, 2016)

Christine Hale grew up amid abuse, depression, dysfunction, alienation and isolation—her mother’s, but also, because her view was the lens that controlled the family—her own, her father’s and her two sisters’. She became a writer, a prodigal daughter, a single parent, a Buddhist disciple, and, late in midlife, a newlywed. In this non-linear memoir, she meditates upon the broken path she’s traveled: two divorces, an abandoned career, too much solitude, an unconventional and transformative relationship with a female spiritual teacher, and two children lost to young adulthood but recovered, in part, through an odd ritual of repeated tattooing.

“Christine Hale’s A Piece of Sky, A Grain of Rice is an exquisite engagement with those tough human questions that must be asked even if they can never be answered. Hale writes toward acceptance, every page brimming with honesty, insight, and deep understanding. A truly beautiful meditation in lovely, lively prose.”~ Dinty W. Moore, author of The Mindful Writer: Noble Truths of the Writing Life

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Chris_Hale_Finals_(Web-Res)-9-680About Christine Hale

Christine Hale’s prose has appeared in Hippocampus, Arts & Letters, Prime Number, Shadowgraph, and The Sun, among other literary journals. Her debut novel Basil’s Dream (Livingston Press 2009) received honorable mention in the 2010 Library of Virginia Literary Awards. Hale has been a finalist for the Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers and the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award. Presently, she teaches in the Antioch University-Los Angeles Low-Residency MFA Program as well as the Great Smokies Writing Program. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

Connect with Christine at her Website.


Christine Hale’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, August 1st: A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall

Tuesday, August 2nd: Savvy Verse and Wit – author guest post

Wednesday, August 3rd: Readaholic Zone

Thursday, August 4th: Run Wright

Tuesday, August 9th: Patricia’s Wisdom

Thursday, August 11th: Dreaming Big –  author Q&A

Monday, August 15th: Back Porchevations

Wednesday, August 17th: Beck List

Thursday, August 18th: Write Read Life

Friday, August 19th: Ms. Nose in a Book

Monday, August 22nd: Bibliophiliac

Friday, August 26th: A Book A Week – author guest post

Monday, August 29th: All Roads Lead to the Kitchen

Friday, September 2nd: From the TBR Pile

Thursday, September 15th: Good Girl Gone Redneck


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