Posts Tagged ‘survivor’

Reversible Skirt Online Book Tour December 2011

Join Laura McHale Holland, author of the memoir Reversible Skirt as she virtually tours the blogosphere in December 2011 on her first tour with Pump Up Your Book! About Laura McHale Holland Laura McHale Holland’s memoir, Reversible Skirt won a silver medal in the 2011 Readers Favorite book awards. Her stories and articles have appeared in such publications as Every Day Fiction Three, Wisdom Has a Voice, the Vintage Voices anthologies, NorthBay biz magazine, the Noe Valley Voice and the original San Francisco Examiner. A member of both Redwood Writers and the Storytelling Association of California, Laura has been a featured teller at the Lake Tahoe Storytelling Festival. To
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New Memoir for Review: Reversible Skirt by Laura McHale Holland

Laura McHale Holland will be touring in December with her memoir Reversible Skirt. When the mother of three little girls commits suicide, their father wants more than anything to keep his family together. He remarries in haste and tells his daughters his new wife is their mother. The youngest, Laura, believes her mother must have gone through a kind of magical transformation. Reversible Skirt is written from Laura’s perspective as a child sifting through remnants of her mother’s existence and struggling to fit into a community where her family’s strict rules are not the norm. When Laura’s father dies, her stepmother grows increasingly abusive, which propels Laura and her
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New Book for Review: Memoir “The River of Forgetting” by Jane Rowan

Jane Rowan is touring in June 2011 with her memoir, The River of Forgetting. People don’t make up things like that for fun.  That’s what Jane’s therapist tells her when Jane reports fragmentary memories from her childhood that hint at sexual abuse.  A busy, successful scientist, Jane at first fights the implications, but finally has to admit that something indeed happened. With help from a gifted therapist as well as creative arts, Jane taps into her own aliveness and reconciles with both her parents’ love and their betrayal.  This deeply personal memoir invites the reader behind the closed doors of the therapist’s office and into the author’s journal and
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