Iowa City author Delia Ray will read from her terrific new book, Finding Fortune.
This book for 9-12 year olds and the young at heart is about what happens when twelve-year-old Ren finds out that running away from home (in an attempt to fix a parental situation) isn’t as easy as she thought it would be. Ren goes to an adjoining town, Fortune (nicknamed Mis-Fortune), and rents a cheap room in an abandoned schoolhouse. Once she enters the school's shadowy halls, Ren finds herself drawn into its secrets.
“Ray expertly incorporates the forgotten history of shell harvesting towns along the Mississippi in an absorbing and well-written story that recalls Kate DiCamillo’s Because of Winn-Dixie.” —Publisher’s Weekly
Delia Ray is the author of Ghost Girl, Singing Hands, Here Lies Linc, A Nation Torn, Gold! The Klondike Adventure, and Behind the Blue and Gray. She lives in Iowa City with her husband and daughters on eight acres of land, overlooking a bend in the river.