SAFEKEEPING arrived at its pub date while I was out of the country.

Now I am home and the book I have tended and nursed, loved and questioned, cut and restored and cut again, is like a seasoned leaf, and you, readers, are like the sun pouring through it, casting shadows of the work into the world.

Thank you to all the hardworking people who have brought this book into being. Thank you to all the  generous readers who now give it life.