Thanks, Lance and Janice and Charlotte and Lady Word-of-Mouth! So glad Eratospherians have mentioned the book on a couple of threads now--as we all know, such mentions are so important.
And I'm grateful to Mercer for the nominations--they both take some time and expense, and I'm glad they are choosing to spend their resources that way.
I just posted a copy of an assessment of the book by poet Jeffery Beam: http://thepalaceat2.blogspot.com/201...-camellia.html
. And now there is a good bit on the book page there as well and on the new facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/ADeathAtThe...elliaOrphanage