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Author of WASHASHORE, a new novel from Lucky Marble Books for ages 9-14. Fourteen-year-old Clementine Harper must spend a winter on the island of Martha's Vineyard with her mother. She's what the locals call a "washashore"—someone who's come to live on the island but isn't from there. Far from the city life she knows, her best friend and the father she adores, Clem doesn't fit in. But when she finds a fallen bird—an osprey—she also finds a role for herself helping to bring back the endangered birds, and learns that there are some things you can't save and some things you can—like osprey nests and, maybe, a lonely boy named Daniel.

Goldsmith found the inspiration for this novel in the summers she spent on the Vineyard as a teen and twenty-so...more

Lu Ann Worley of Rockin’ Book Reviews posted an interview with me last week. I enjoyed answering her questions about my childhood and development as a writer. She even included some old photos of me! You can read the interview here.

Lu Ann also posted a nice review of WASHASHORE a couple of weeks ago, in which she called it “compelling” and “super for a relaxing summer read.” Check it out here....

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“Communities are not built of friends, or of groups of people with similar
styles and tastes, or even of people who like and understand each other.
They are built of people who feel they are part of something that is
bigger than themselves: a shared goal or enterprise, like righting a wrong,
or building a road, or raising children, or living honorably, or worshipping
a god. To build community requires only the ability to see value in others:
to look at them and see a potential partner in one's enterprise.”
Suzanne Goldsmith, A City Year: On the Streets and in the Neighborhoods with Twelve Young Community Service Volunteers

“People and birds were alike. Things happened that hurt them or made their lives harder. All the time. But losing someone or something important didn't mean the end of everything. It meant you had to find a new way to do things.”
Suzanne Goldsmith, Washashore

“Not long since, a strolling Indian went to sell baskets at the house of a well-known lawyer in my neighborhood. “Do you wish to buy any baskets?” he asked. “No, we do not want any,” was the reply. “What!” exclaimed the Indian as he went out the gate, “do you mean to starve us?” Having seen his industrious white neighbors so well off—that the lawyer had only to weave arguments, and, by some magic, wealth and standing followed—he had said to himself: I will go into business; I will weave baskets; it is a thing which I can do. Thinking that when he had made the baskets he would have done his part, and then it would be the white man’s to buy them. He had not discovered that it was necessary for him to make it worth the other’s while to buy them, or at least make him think that it was so, or to make something else which it would be worth his while to buy.

I too had woven a kind of basket of a delicate texture, but I had not made it worth any one’s while to buy them. Yet not the less, in my case, did I think it worth my while to weave them, and instead of studying how to make it worth men’s while to buy my baskets, I studied rather how to avoid the necessity of selling them. The life which men praise and regard as successful is but one kind. Why should we exaggerate any one kind at the expense of the others?”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden

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Felicia Rosshandler Hallelujah Suzanne, excellent pre-release date. congratulations. Felicia

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