Join Deb Loughead for the launch of her book Bright Shining Moment
Deb will do a reading from her book, as well as a signing. The event is free, and light refreshments will be provided. Children and adults are both welcome to attend.
In everyone’s life there are bright and shining moments.
It is 1942, and Aline is twelve years old. Aline loves her family, but she is also ashamed of them. She hides her face when her father drives her to school in his horse-drawn wagon instead of a motorcar. She won’t tell the girls in her class that her mother raises chickens in their yard, or that they’ve taken in borders to make money. Angry that her mother can’t spare ten cents for a charity drive at school, Aline steals from her purse. As she seeks to make amends, she comes to reevaluate everything she held to be true, including her relationship with her sworn enemy, Jeanine, whose situation, she learns, is much worse than her own. Aline comes to understand that it’s not material wealth that brings happiness, but life’s bright and shining moments, which can happen under any circumstances. And that what makes those moments glow even brighter are the difficult moments that we all must face along the way.