Tuesday, May 15: Julie Schumacher and Janet Graber

On Tuesday, May 15th, our guests are Julie Schumacher, author of The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls and Janet Graber, author of The White Witch.

Julie Schumacher's first novel, The Body Is Water, was published by Soho Press in 1995 and was an ALA Notable Book of the Year and a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Minnesota Book Award. Her other books include a short story collection, An Explanation for Chaos, and four other books for younger readers: Black Box, The Book of One Hundred Truths, The Chain Letter, and Grass Angel.

Born in England, Janet Graber now lives in the Twin Cities and writes historical fiction for young readers, ranging from picture books to young adult novels. The White Witch, a middle level book, is a historical novel about young Gwen, who has a way with animals and of drawing unwanted gossip. But when plague ravages her village, her neighbor's scorn turns murderous.