I got a package from Katherine Paterson this week. As you may recall, she told me in her most recent email that she couldn't answer all my questions right now, but that she'd try to send "something" to me and Michele before leaving for Cuba. This is what the "something" turned out to be:
Two copies of her recent memoir (although she says in the book that it's not a memoir; it's just a collection of stories from her life, as per the title). One copy for me, one for Michele, obviously. No accompanying note or inscription, but now I'm being greedy, right? All she signed up for in the first place was giving us tea. She's not going to answer our specific questions, but, to tell you the truth, I started reading the book yesterday (hence the bookmark in the one on the right), and it does reveal a lot of the things we wondered about. Not her recipe for scones, but there I go being greedy again! And so here is where the saga ends. And I am satisfied.