Or also known as Ramona Lofton, gave a very nice talk on her newest book, The Kid, at a local book store, Politics and Prose. She read several passages from this sequel to Push (made into a movie, as Precious), and then took questions from the audience. I was really impressed with her passion, not only for writing, but for the message she was trying to convey in both books. And as far as book talks go, this one was way up there on the scale.
The audience was especially connected–you could tell from their emotion when they asked questions. One lady even teared up when she compared the suffering of her grandmother to the ordeal that Precious and Abdul (The Kid) went through in the books. In fact, I’m now inspired to read both books–the description of Precious never appealed to me, but now that I see what the message is, I have to be part of the experience.