Delighted to welcome Sarah Taylor to the Cafe and Bookstore with her book Beautiful Dreamer – A fictional biography of Stephen Foster American songwriter of such iconic songs as “Oh! Susanna” and “Camptown Races” Sarah will be also joining the Children’s Reading Room in October with Old Dog Tray when available on Amazon.
About the book
Quiet and dreamy-eyed, Stephen Foster wants nothing more than to be a musician in a world where boys are supposed to grow up and go into business, like the family hero, his older brother William. Even though he can play the flute perfectly from the age of six, his family’s expectations of a traditional profession drive him to Cincinnati, where he works at his older brother Dunning’s warehouse. While in Cincinnati, he publishes his first great hit at the age of twenty-one, “Oh! Susanna.”