On this day of giving thanks, Candace and I extend our thanks to all our readers, to the editors and agents with whom we’ve worked, the independent booksellers who have supported us through the years, to the scholars who have been generous with their research, to the friends who have read early drafts and listened to our agonies and celebrated our joys, to family who have supported and nurtured us. Without all of you, we wouldn’t have this career we love so much. Along the way, so many of you have become friends. We are blessed, and we are so grateful.

May you be blessed with happy hearts, vibrant health, loving friends, and many, many more happy moments absorbed in wonderful books. Thank you!