What's In A Book? Everything Imaginable! The Plum Tree Book Forum
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Both in theme and execution, this anthology of short stories reflecting the writer’s chilhood experiences, serves to entertain and inform. Its most important effect, that experienced by young people globally – who have/are in the throes of any form of abuse – is the tangible blanket of support, love and HOPE expressed by so many of the stories that reveals – unabashedly – similar times of terror. That the curtain finally came down on tragedy and the ‘players’ went on – and well beyond – the pain and fear, serves to lift the spirit and calm the soul of the similary-afflicted reader. The tales of happy, protected tender years are done with an extraordinary sensitivity to and stress upon the beauty of the ordinary and simply-lived life.
Reviewer: Lorane Leavy
Born in 1945 Brooklyn, NY, I attended parochial elementary and high schools then vowed to see ‘beyond New York.’ This trek landed me in Washington, DC and Georgetown University where I graduated with a BS in Nursing and an ‘MRS’ proposal which, after acceptance, led to some 44 years and counting of wedded adventure to Philip G. Leavy, Jr, MD. We have three children and six grands. Matriculating while gestating, I followed my original writing dream post partum and parenting – with a seven-year hitch as a litigation attorney. Family and ‘authoring’ remain my blessed Karma. Visit Lorane at her blog.