Sunday, October 21, 2012

A New 5-Star Review Presents a Thin Line between Life and Fiction

I truly enjoyed reading the following review because it suggests a blending of the subjects found in my two recent books, Home and Apart From Love. While the two are distinctly different, there are naturally some themes that can be found in both of them. Apart From Love is a work of fiction. Lenny, the father in this novel does share one trait with my father: he is a writer. So I let him express a lot of my ideas about the process of writing, and the relationship between author and reader. Also, he uses an old typing machine; which my father used too. But this is where the similarity ends. The family structure here is different, and so are the conflicts between the characters. 

Still, it is rewarding to know that Marianne, the reviewer here, felt that the character came alive for her, and so she believes that Lenny was fleshed out of my real family life.

5.0 out of 5 stars
Apart From LoveSeptember 25, 2012
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This is a moving, very sensitive story told by the author about her recollections about her father. It is so lovely, and told with very beautiful prose. Truly a loving portrait emerges of the author & her father.

This review can be found on the Amazon page of my book, here


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you Catherine! Yes, it is short but sweet..

  2. After reading Home, I can see the connection. Beautiful.

    1. Yes, there are definitely cross-influences that I find inspiring. Thank you So much Sheila. Going to feature your review in my next post!