I love a good book dedication.
A good book dedication is almost like a poem.
The other day I was in a bookstore, browsing, when wandering through the children’s section I was arrested by the sight of the name Adam Gopnik. I’m familiar with his name from the occasional reading of The New Yorker, and as such, it’s not a name I expect to find in the children’s section.
So I picked up the book, and while leafing through, I spied his dedication.
“For Olivia, citizen of every city she imagines
rose and lily of our lives
Dedication from The Steps Across the Water, by Adam Gopnik; published by Disney/Hyperion, November 2010.