As I’m sure you all know, Christmas is quickly approaching, and we’re even in the midst of Hanukkah at this very moment!
I’m sure you’re all shopping for gifts or at least thinking about it, and of course, because From the Finger Lakes has just been published, we think that it would make a great gift for a lot of people.
Here’s a list of reasons why:
- It features a ton of amazing writing. Even if you loved or hated reading growing up, or you don’t make an effort to read now, all of the pieces in this anthology are enjoyable, relatable, and moving.
- Plus, because it’s an anthology, each piece in it is only three to ten pages long. You can read as much or as little as you want at a time.
- It introduces people to the Finger Lakes area. Granted, it’s not a very touristy area, and I don’t think that it draws an exorbitant amount of visitors, but if someone is considering moving here or attending Cornell University or Ithaca College, From the Finger Lakes gives the reader a different perspective of the area than if he or she had visited a few times.
- There will be a poetry companion anthology soon. (Watch for the call for submissions!) Why not get a start on completing your collection?
- You’ll be supporting a small press when you buy it. Literally the only people behind Cayuga Lake Books are Edward Hower, Peter Fortunato, Jack Hopper, Rhian Ellis, and me. And I barely count because I’m the intern––all four of these people have spent hours and hours putting this book together, and it always feels good to see that all of your hard work has been successful.
I sincerely hope that you consider buying From the Finger Lakes as a gift this holiday season. I know I’m pushing it pretty hard, but frankly, that’s my job, and nothing that I wrote above is false. I truly believe that the anthology would make a great gift for anyone who is interested in the area or just likes to read.
(Purchase from Buffalo Street Books)
Happy holidays, everyone!