Pat Allen Kaplon, a resident of Madison, VA, will be talking about, reading from and signing her two books, entitled “A Child Called Hope” and “Heart Poems,” at Main Street Books in Frostburg, on April 28, from 5-8PM during the Spring Arts Walk in Downtown Frostburg.
Pat is a native of Maryland. She was born in Eckhart Mines, Md. and moved to Frostburg with her family when she was a small child. She attended St. Michael’s School, Beall High School (1954) and graduated from Frostburg State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education. She completed her Masters in English Education at Towson, MD. Pat and her husband, Don Kaplon, a Frostburg native, moved to Madison to be near their daughter and grandchildren in 1996.
The first book by Kaplon is a memoir based on stories told to her by her own mother, Hope E. Allen. “Her name was Hope, and it was a most appropriate one, for that is what she based her life on—the hope that things could always get better, that she would make it through, that tomorrow, filled with possibility, was just around the corner, and that she would someday be loved.” Kaplon’s second book contains poetry based on universal family experiences and is “poetry to touch the heart.”
“When Hope, a thin tow-headed child with sad hazel eyes, loses her mother, she faces life without guidance and love. From the hardscrabble farm in Appalachia where she was born, through homes of relatives and a foster home, to the coal towns of Western Maryland, Hope seeks to find someone to love her, a home of her own, and a way to come to grips with the loss of Momma, the center of her young world.” Follow her journey in “A Child Called Hope” as author, Pat Allen Kaplon, shares a heartrending memoir based on stories of her own mother’s life.” (Xlibris email campaign.)
“For all of us, there is something that touches our hearts. It may be a lover, a child, a sunset, a special place, or a pet. It may be our spouse, a life, a death, a new baby. It may be a phrase read in a novel or a line in a favorite poem. But there is always something that reaches our most important center. ‘Heart Poems’ explores those things." (Xlibris author pages)
Main Street Books is located at 2 E. Main Street in Downtown Frostburg. For additional information call 301-689-5605 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.