Sally Page - Instagram LIVE - The Keeper of Stories

Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Author Sally Page will be one of our January guests for our "Coffee with Authors" Instagram LIVE event for her new debut novel The Keeper of Stories.  

A charming, uplifting debut novel--full of humor and depth--that has taken readers around the world by surprise. 

Everyone has a story to tell. But does Janice have the power to unlock her own?

She can't recall what started her collection. Maybe it was in a fragment of conversation overheard as she cleaned a sink? Before long (as she dusted a sitting room or defrosted a fridge) she noticed people were telling her their stories. Perhaps they had always done so, but now it is different, now the stories are reaching out to her and she gathers them.

Cleaner Janice knows that it is in people's stories that you really get to know them. From recently widowed Fiona and her son Adam to opera-singing Geordie, the quiet bus driver Euan, and the pretentious Mrs. "YeahYeahYeah" and her fox terrier, Decius, Janice has a unique insight into the community around her.

When Janice starts cleaning for Mrs. B--a shrewd and prickly woman in her nineties--she finally meets someone who wants to hear her story. But Janice is clear: she is the keeper of stories, she doesn't have a story to tell. At least, not one she can share. Mrs. B is no fool and knows there is more to Janice than meets the eye. What is she hiding? After all, doesn't everyone have a story to tell?

About the author

After studying history at university, Sally Page moved to London to work in advertising. In her spare time she studied floristry at night school and eventually opened her own flower shop. Sally came to appreciate that flower shops offer a unique window into people’s stories and she began to photograph and write about this floral life in a series of nonfiction books. Later, Sally continued her interest in writing when she founded her fountain pen company, Plooms.co.uk

In her debut novel, The Keeper of Stories, Sally combines her love of history and writing with her abiding interest in the stories people have to tell. Sally now lives in Dorset. Her eldest daughter, Alex, is studying to be a doctor and her youngest daughter is the author Libby Page.

Event address: 
180 North 8th Street
Boise, ID 83702
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$15.99
ISBN: 9798212170598
Availability: On Our Shelves Now in Boise or Caldwell
Published: Blackstone Publishing - January 24th, 2023

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