By Naomi Shihab Nye
(Greenwillow Books, Hardcover, 9780688161859, 240pp.)
Publication Date: April 2005
Florrie's favorite coffee shop, with its open mike night, dreamy candles, and cute waiters ... Going?
The mysterious little hut selling fresh lemon ice on the west side of town ... Going?
The boutique featuring clothes you don't find at the mall, allowing you to look like ... an interesting person ... Going?
Individuality. Originality. Quality.
Going, going, gone.
What's a girl to do?
Naomi Shihab Nye has received a Lannan Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress, and four Pushcart Prizes. Her collection 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East was a finalist for the National Book Award, and her collection Honeybee was awarded the Arab-American Book Award. She is currently serving on the Board of Chancellors for the Academy of American Poets. Naomi Shihab Nye has edited several honored and popular poetry anthologies, including Time You Let Me In, What Have You Lost?, Salting the Ocean, and This Same Sky, and she is the author of the novels Habibi and Going, Going. She lives with her family in San Antonio, Texas.