SM East mother-daughter book group gets visit from local author

Author Amy Engel, center in turquoise sweater, visited SM East's Mother-Daughter Book Group Thursday.
Author Amy Engel, center in turquoise sweater, visited SM East’s Mother-Daughter Book Group Thursday.

Members of SM East’s mother-daughter book group on Thursday didn’t have to speculate about what author Amy Engel hoped readers would take away from her first young adult novel, The Book of Ivy. They could ask the author herself.

Engel made a special appearance at the book group’s gathering in the SM East library.

The Book of Ivy has already been published in seven languages and is in its third printing. Engel lives in Kansas City with her husband and two children.