I've just learned that The Year of Goodbyes has been nominated for the 2012 Texas Lone Star Reading List--welcome news. Wouldn't I just love for the nomination to lead to a place on the final Lone Star List! There are plenty of great books on the nominations roster, including one of my favorites, Kathy Erskine's Mockingbird (read it if you haven't yet!), so I may well have to be satisfied with the nomination alone. And that wouldn't be bad--whatever spreads word of this book, so close to my heart.