Saturday 19 December 2015, 4pm: Old Capitol Books presents Robin Gregory and her recent book The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman, which was given the Readers’ Favorite Award.
It is the story of a disabled boy who is abandoned by two sets of parents and seeks to create a family of his own. Forbidden friendship, first love, and miraculous events take place at St. Isidore’s Fainting Goat Dairy, revealing an extraordinary boy’s tale of loss and connection, self-discovery, and the transforming power of forgiveness.
“The book’s mysticism is lucidly presented, and its magical realism is effective, moving, and heartening. A lively, original take on a story of a boy with more limits—and more magic—than most.”—Kirkus Reviews, Best Indies Books Selection, December 2015
“Wow! Wonderful lyricism and magical reality. Captivating.”
—Lisa Rojany, Surviving the Angel of Death
“Gregory imbues her story with a power and unity that make it a
genuine page turner … Add a host of cleverly nuanced and eclectic characters to guide Moojie along the way and it simply makes a superb read.”—Book Viral
“Robin Gregory’s writing is both mythical and mystical, carrying the reader along the edges of reality. Moojie’s tale is gripping and I couldn’t put it down.”—Veronica Entwistle, BBS Radio
“Gregory’s storytelling skills are inspired and make this mythologically based, historical novel a delight to read. Some passages are so lovely that I found myself rereading them to more fully appreciate the masterful blending of sound, sense and meaning.”—Reader’s Favorite
About Robin Gregory
ROBIN GREGORY has worked as a journalist, lay minister, and infant massage instructor for mothers and babies at risk. Her studies were focused on Literature and Creative Writing at University of California, Santa Cruz and Stanford University Writer’s Workshop. She lives in Carmel, California with her husband and son.