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Kathleen's Caldwell & A Great Good Place For Books Needs Us

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Kathleen Caldwell, owner and doyenne of A Great Good Place for Books, has been a champion to authors and their books for years. And now she, and the bookstore, need our help.

Two years ago, Kathleen fell ill with a serious case of sepsis, and while being treated, doctors discovered she had cancer. She had four surgeries in one year, followed by a year of treatment and recovery. The good news is: she's been cancer free for a year and is slowly regaining her strength. The bad news is: the treatment, coming on the heels of the pandemic, and a very slow spring, has left Kathleen depleted and the store on shaky ground.

And so now Kathleen is turning to the authors she has championed for help, very reluctantly, I might add, not wanting to be a "burden" to us. But if you are anything like me, you are happy to champion her right back again and make sure her wonderful little store continues to be a beacon for readers and writers.

p.s. GoFundMe is making me add the following: Hi, I'm Gayle Forman. I'm an author and friend of Kathleen. The money will go to the store's account to insure Great Good Place For Books stays a great good place for books (and people).


  • Nancy Suib
    • $35 
    • 5 d
  • Nicholas Armour
    • $50 
    • 8 d
  • Mike Robbins
    • $100 
    • 9 d
  • Kathleen Doyle
    • $100 
    • 9 d
  • David Brodsly
    • $150 
    • 17 d

Organizer and beneficiary

Gayle Forman
Oakland, CA
Kathleen Caldwell

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