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Giving books as gifts

“A book is a gift you can open again and again.” ~Garrison Keillor

Cindy La Ferle

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I’ve never been comfortable with self-promotion — despite the fact that social media sites have turned boasting into an art form. So, I’d like to point out that I’m not merely trying to persuade you to buy my book as a holiday gift this year. I’m also hoping you’ll buy dozens of other books — or that you’ll at least consider the gift of reading for the people on your list. 


Books deliver information and entertainment. They introduce us to different worlds, expand our viewpoints, increase our understanding of others and ourselves, and even provide stress relief. Anyone who’s ever curled up with a riveting novel on a wintery afternoon knows that reading is the next best thing to a real vacation. 


Even if you don’t purchase my book for your loved ones this season, please ask your local bookseller to help you match another book with their interests — or consider gifting them with a classic novel or biography you’ve read and loved. 

In the Detroit area, you’ll find copies of Writing Home at Yellow Door Art Market in Berkley and at Paper Trail Bookstore in downtown Royal Oak. To learn more about my book, click here. ~Cindy La Ferle

Throughout my career, I've worked as a book production editor, travel magazine editor, features writer, and weekly newspaper columnist. My award-winning lifestyles features and essays have appeared in many national magazines and anthologies, including Newsweek, Reader's Digest, The Christian Science Monitor, Writer's Digest, Victoria, Better Homes & Gardens, Bella Grace, and more. My weekly Sunday "Life Lines" column ran for 14 years in The Daily Tribune (Royal Oak, MI) and won a First Place (Local Columns) award from the Michigan Press Association. My essay collection, Writing Home, includes 93 previously published columns and essays focusing on parenthood and family life.

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