Monday, August 13, 2007

North Idaho educator and author to appear Aug. 17
Marianne Love to give reading and book signing at Auntie’s
Books in Spokane, Wash.

SPOKANE-Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main in Spokane, Wash.,
hosts retired North Idaho educator and author Marianne Love
for a reading of her new memoir Lessons with Love: Tales of
teaching and learning in a small-town high school on Friday,
Aug. 17 at 7:30 p.m. The author will do a book signing
following the reading. The program is free and open to the

Love, a former teacher at Sandpoint High School in
Sandpoint, Idaho, reflects back on her 33-year teaching
career, during which she taught an estimated 4,500 students.
Lessons with Love tells of experiences from Love’s three
decades in the classroom, as a teacher and as a student
herself growing up in Sandpoint. The humorous, yet often
touching memoir candidly recalls experiences she accumulated
as a high school teacher, from the good, the bad - and the
funny, as anyone might guess from her first two books,
Pocket Girdles and Other Confessions of a Northwest
Farmgirl, memories from her rural childhood, and Postcards
from Potato(e) Land, a continued portrait of life in

Lessons with Love is more than just a memoir, though. It’s
also a meditation on teaching, in which she learns her own
lessons in a profession that can so profoundly shape the
lives of young people. Love’s dedication to her career and
to her students shines through in her reminiscences, and in
the continued relationships she has with numerous past
students. “Don’t let classroom experiences or judgments
cloud your thoughts about a student’s future,” Love advises
future teachers. “You may be surprised.”

In addition to the observations and advice from her life in
teaching, Love concludes the memoir with her top 10 teaching
memories. Idaho Press-Tribune journalist William Love,
Marianne’s son - and former student - contributes a chapter
loaded with his own words of wisdom, as the son of a

A graduate of the University of Idaho, Love has written for
the Pacific Northwest Inlander, Spokane’s Spokesman-Review,
the Idaho Register, North Idaho Sunday, the Spokane Daily
Chronicle and the Sandpoint News Bulletin. Her work
currently appears regularly in the Appaloosa Journal,
Spokesman-Review, The River Journal and Sandpoint Magazine.

For more information on the Aug. 17 reading and book
signing, contact Lois Hughes at Auntie’s Bookstore, (509)

More information about Marianne Love's books as well as a sample chapter from Lessons with
Love can be found at (

Friday, August 3, 2007

Readings and signings for Lessons with Love

August 11, 2007 ~~ Borders Books in the Boise Towne Mall, Boise, Idaho ~~ 2 p.m. I'll be sharing the speaker's podium with my son William E. Love III. He wrote a chapter in the book called "Confessions of a Reborn Student" in response to my story, "Labor of Love: Reborn Student." Expect a little mother-son banter. Also, a reception at the Girl Scouts of America Friendship Square, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

August 17, 2007 ~~ Auntie's Bookstore, Spokane, Washington ~~ 7:30 p.m. Reading and

August 22-25 ~~ Bonner County Fair, Sandpoint, Idaho ~~ 1 p.m. at Keokee booth, Wed, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: Readings and signings for all three books.

August 30 ~~ Breakfast get-together, Lake Pend Oreille School District 84, first
day back for teachers, 7:30 a.m., Sandpoint High School, reading.

Sept. 7 ~~ West Bonner County Library, Sandpoint, Idaho. Reading and signing,
time, yet to be determined.

More information about "Lessons with Love," and my two other books "Pocket Girdles" and "Postcards from Potato Land" is available at ( Also, a sample chapter from "Lessons with Love."