IN-PERSON: Meet-and-greet with author Linda Katherine Cutting

Event date: 
09/10/2022 - 2:00pm

Linda Katherine Cutting joins us for a meet-and-greet in front of the store from 2–3pm. Her new picture book, A is for Always, is a beautiful A-Z list of affirmations for adoptive children. No registration required for this event, so don't hesitate to come any time between 2 and 3 to say hi! 



A is for Always. With your hand in mine,
Adoption’s a gift that will last for all time.

With gentle rhymes and lovely illustrations, A Is for Always celebrates the joy and love of adoption from A to Z. With B for birth parents, Q for questions, and U for understanding, it frames challenging aspects of adoption in a way children can understand. Best of all, each page shows a different adoptive family of cuddly animals welcoming and cherishing a new child.



A Barnes and Noble “Discover Great New Writers” award winner, Linda Katherine Cutting’s Memory Slips (Harper Collins) was published in seven languages. It won the ASCAP  Deems-Taylor award for excellence in writing about music, was optioned for film by Columbia-Tristar, and Harper Audio’s recording of Linda reading the book and performing at the piano was a finalist for the Audie Award. Linda launched her memoir with an interview and piano performance on The Today Show.

Linda has also published essays, articles, short fiction, and poetry in The New York Times Magazine, The London Guardian, The New Republic, The Boston Globe, Pangyrus, Wired, Salamander Magazine, Lithub, The Drum, Silver Birch Press, The Beacon Book of Essays by Contemporary American Women, WBUR’s Cognoscenti, and Cosmopolitan Magazine.

A is for Always, a children’s book about adoption written in verse, was published by Familius/Workman in August 2022. Linda is the author; Leonie Little-Lex the illustrator. 

A former concert pianist and college teacher, Linda turned to writing full-time in fall, 2017. She graduated from GrubStreet’s Memoir Incubator, a yearlong MFA-level course, in 2020, where she worked on her upcoming memoir, Dear An. A mother of two, she lives with her husband and children near Boston.


A Is for Always: An Adoption Alphabet By Linda Cutting, Leonie Little Lex (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Linda Cutting, Leonie Little Lex (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781641706629
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days.
Published: Familius - August 2nd, 2022

Event address: 
Wellesley Books
82 Central St
Wellesley, MA 02482-5714