When Wanderers Cease to Roam

I just got this gorgeous book in the mail called, When Wanderers Cease to Roam, by Vivian Swift (who I met at a party, we have the same agent).

I haven’t read it yet, but I flipped through it and fell in love with the illustrations. The sleeping cat on the luggage is from the cover.

I hope Vivian doesn’t mind that I cut and pasted this from the cover, but by the time I shrink the whole cover to fit into this tiny space you can’t really see this watercolor very well anymore.

The book is like a combination journal and scrapbook, and I am just completely taken with the illustrations.  I love the bugs, and the leaves, and the galoshes and mittens.  I wish I could paint.  I’m so jealous now.  

Vivian has a website here, with links to her book and her blog.  The pub date for the book is October 28, so yay Vivian!  Congratulations!

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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