Preorder Signed Copies of Craving Spring by Ann Batchelder

Pre-order from Malaprop's to receive signed and/or personalized copies of Craving Spring by Ann Batchelder (10/2/23).  For personalization, use the order comments field to provide the name to which the book should be autographed (Ex. To Julian). Copies will be signed/personalized at our 10/10/23 event with Ann and will ship thereafter.

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Title and subtitle text in peach over a sprig of peach blossoms on a porch

A memoir about honesty, compassion, and trust, Craving Spring explores the pain and beauty of mother-daughter bonds and celebrates the universal desire for renewal.


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ANN BATCHELDER served as Editor of Fiberarts Magazine for ten years. Later, as guest curator for the Asheville Art Museum, she designed and developed three major contemporary art exhibitions featuring internationally recognized artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Ann Hamilton, Sally Mann, Maya Lin, and Laurie Anderson.

In past lives, she earned an English degree from Kenyon College, a master’s degree (MSW) in psychotherapy from Simmons University, was Acting Director of the International Studies Program at Lesley University, an account executive for a Manhattan advertising agency, and the Director of Special Events for the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Most consistently, Ann has kept a mindfulness practice since 2004, is the mother of two adult children, and lives with her husband in Asheville, N.C.

Craving Spring: A mother's quest, a daughter's depression, and the Greek myth that brought them together By Ann Batchelder Cover Image
ISBN: 9798987482315
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Legacy Book Press - October 3rd, 2023