Laura Alary

Laura Alary

Writing stories that make us bigger on the inside

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Celebrating in a Pandemic

July 24, 2020


It seems trivial to be mourning small disappointments when so many people are suffering great losses. But whether you are an author feeling disheartened at the cancellation of a book launch, a teenager saddened by the loss of a much-anticipated graduation celebration, or a child feeling down about not having friends over for her birthday, the sadness is real.

In this article, originally written for Presbyterian Connection then republished on the Knox College website, I wrestle with whether or not it’s OK to celebrate my new book (What Grew in Larry’s Garden) in the midst of a global pandemic.

The fact that I am posting this probably gives you a clue where I come down on the question, but if you want to hear more you can find the article here.

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