“I am grateful that Amy Julia Becker had the courage to create White Picket Fences. It’s such an essential discussion, so relevant and yet somehow so difficult, and I admire immensely how deftly, gracefully, and movingly she has told her own story and set it in a wide context.” — Geraldine Brooks
I have loved Geraldine Brooks’ writing for years. I remember reading her Pulitzer Prize winning novel, March, in the wee hours of the morning while trying to rock William back to sleep. I’m amazed that even in my sleep-deprived state, I can still, eleven years later, recall some of the details of her characterization of Rev. March, the father from Little Women. I went on to read all her other books, both the historical fiction and the riveting People of the Book.
So you can only imagine how fangirly I felt (yes, I’m a nerdy fangirl but a fangirl of authors nonetheless) when I had a chance to meet Geraldine Brooks a few years ago. She’s a lovely person, and I cannot be more grateful for the words she wrote after reading my most recent book. As a part of this month’s focus on the one-year anniversary of launching White Picket Fences into the world, I want to share her kind words of support here.