Tuesday, January 27, 2009

2/7: Meet Rosanne Parry at Garden Home

photo, Rosanne Parry
Talk with Rosanne Parry, the author of Heart of a Shepherd. This is a heartwarming story of a teenaged boy whose father goes to Iraq. And, it’s for middle-grade readers.

Also enjoy cake, games and animals! 1:00-3:00 PM Saturday, February 7th at Garden Home Library, 7475 SW Oleson Rd.
cover, Heart of a Shepherd
Heart of a Shepherd revolves around Brother. When Brother's dad is shipped off to Iraq, along with the rest of his reserve unit, Brother must help his grandparents keep the ranch going. He’s determined to maintain it just as his father left it, in the hope that doing so will ensure his father’s safe return. The hardships Brother faces will not only change the ranch, but also reveal his true calling.

The stark beauty of eastern Oregon and the shared purpose of the ranching community made a lasting impression on Rosanne Parry. She found a similar rapport among the military families she knew when her husband was deployed to Iraq. She now lives in an old farmhouse in Portland, Oregon, with bunnies and chickens and her husband and four kids.