After our Portland book reading and signing, my mom and I headed off to NYC. On December 11, we had a book reading in her studio. Molly Shea did a great job of setting up the studio for the reading including putting out yummy eats and an Outer Island plate.
Sue and Bernie waited for the people to arrive:
Sue wore her mother's sperm whale tooth necklace (I kid you not) for the event.
The many faces of Bernie:
We also dug out her mother's embroidered black shawl:
Here is a close up of the three generations:
Leonard awaits: ![NYC7](http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5009/5322203464_26c1fd1863.jpg
Dancing at the pure wonder of this book finally coming into fruition after 83 years:
The crowd arrives including a few who knew Leonard Weil and two of my old friends (from first grade!) Ben Posel and Charis Conn.