Valarie Abney - Reading & Signing "Love You, Love Your Hair, Hope You Win."
Valarie Abney will be here signing here new book "Love You, Love Your Hair, Hope You Win." Please join us outside on the patio next to Yuki and Taki Sushi and West Side Books.
A note from Val.
The first questions anyone asks me after reading the book are, “Is this a true story? Where is this place? Is it a real neighborhood? Was Harry a real person?
C’mon guys, you know novel writers really don’t want to go there. The names, careers, backgrounds have all been changed but not the love surrounding us all.
There was a neighborhood, there was an amazing man. I was lucky enough to have lived on a street and a community like that for many years. Much of the time I was a single parent and I found family, safety, love, kindness, and security for myself and my kids, mostly perpetuated by one man and those he inspired.
The themes I love in books or movies are stories about community and the power of place. Stories which illuminate the essence of building connection; neighbors reaching out, really seeing people and who they are.
~ Valarie Abney
About the book
Love You, Love Your Hair, Hope You Win by Valarie Abney
You’ve come to West Highland Place, a special place and time where community means riding the highs and navigating the lows of life together. At the center of the block is Harry, the neighborhood’s “big toe” as one of the neighbors calls him. An ambassador like no other, Harry greets new residents and is the undeniable heart and soul of a street that is so much more than just a place to live. We learn of the lives of random personalities, who converged on one city block, where a cocoon of community turned their flaws, expectations, plans, desires, disappointments, and delights into unexpected wings. But Harry’s good cheer hides challenges, some he can overcome and some he cannot. He’s called to receive the goodwill and love he’s extended to so many people as he faces his biggest challenge.
Taken from: https://www.loveyouloveyourhairhopeyouwin.com/