“…a beautifully crafted book about loss and grief, marriage and family, sex and evil and the resiliency of the human spirit.”
— Jillian Coleman Wheeler at Amazon.com
“…entertaining all readers while providing grist for the mill to those who are looking for something deeper.”
— BigAl of BigAl and Pals
In a small Western Massachusetts town in 1977, a thirty-two-year-old widowed physics professor and the sixteen-year-old girl who used to babysit his daughter forge a bond fraught with potential scandal as they try to help each other survive loss, guilt, fear, trauma — and growing up.
THE RIBS AND THIGH BONES OF DESIRE asks: Is there ever a time when doing the wrong thing can be exactly right? Recipient of an Awesome Indies “Seal of Excellence,” it was also a 2015 Readers’ Choice Award nominee for literary fiction.
One of five general fiction semifinalists for the 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, THE AWFUL MESS explores how people reconcile their feelings, their beliefs, and their community with the occasional absolutely horrifying screw-up.
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THE AWFUL MESS is a wonderful read. 4 stars! https://t.co/cQb2YLPumn
— JuliaSpencer-Fleming (@JSpencerFleming) November 3, 2015
In this sunny update of “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” enjoy the not terribly realistic fantasies of a would-be indie romance novelist and the young man who would like to help her make a success of it.
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Eudora Bardwell longs to escape the legacy of her dead father, the Southern white man who wrote THE novel about slavery and then built himself a plantation house in a tiny New England town, but when her thoughtless racial joke goes viral, she is launched into an exploration of race, home, and family that might just lead her right back to where she started.
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