Waiting for a heart

Jill Wolfson‘s Cold Hands, Warm Heart, aimed at young adults, is the story of a 15-year-old girl who needs a heart transplant to survive. Amanda, a 14-year-old gymnast, suffers a fatal accident.

Told mostly in Dani’s witty voice, the novel reveals her intimate thoughts as readers accompany her through her transplant, as she falls in love with a fellow patient and as she wrestles with the magnitude of receiving another girl’s heart.

I’ve heard the book is terrific.

Jill, who was a colleague of mine at the San Jose Mercury News back in the day, will do a reading at Books, Inc. at Town and Country Village in Palo Alto on April 3.

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  1. Hi Joanne,
    Thanks for mentioning my new book on your blog. Want to let you and your readers know that the April 3, 7 pm reading at Books, Inc. is a fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House at Stanford. I did the bulk of my research at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.

    I’ll be holding a similar reading at Capitola BookCafe,May 3, 5:30 pm.