SUNRISE FROM AN ICY HEART: A MEMOIR by Claudette Alexander

SFAIH-2-WEB-smallFour years of daily passionate loving, near the ocean, in the car, during moonlight days and sunset horizons, coupled with glasses of rum punch, came to a halt when thick lipped, Linus Hyacinth, emigrated from St. Lucia to Canada in October 1972 in search of greener pastures.

In the midst of trying to adjust to the extreme changes in climate, he searches for work as an architectural draftsman. Miserable and missing his lover, he worries about her loyalty amidst a sea of man-peckers. He writes her weekly professing his love and his desire for her to join him.

Nine months later, June 1973, the naive Claudette Alexander, sets off on her journey in pursuit of love and prosperity. In Canada, love takes on a different direction as she tries to adjust to Linus’ broken promises, culture shock, racism and single parenting.

As she embarks on the sea of love, she encounters stormy weather and her heart gets as frigid as the North American winters. It will take a special man to crack through her icy heart.

After four failed relationships, she meets Malcolm James. He is quiet, patient and soft spoken and has loved her when he first met her as a teenager. He has yearned and longed for her. Crossed the ocean, and had his fair share of failed relationships.

But Malcolm needs to break down these walls and bore through her icy heart to rescue her from herself and get to the sunrise as she battles kidney failure.

Targeted Audience: Ages 21 – 70

Author Bio:
Claudette Alexander is obsessed with love and romance. As a teenager growing up in St.Lucia she was fascinated with the Mills and Boon series and always envisioned some Prince coming down some mountain to rescue her heart.
Her other passion is fighting for the rights of the underdog. She did a good bit of fighting as a union president. These days she is fighting to empower people with knowledge on how to live happily with chronic conditions.
Her first novel SUNRISE FROM AN ICY HEART: A MEMOIR is about her journey to find the right man to love her and the joys and headaches of raising loving sons.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I have always been an avid reader of books and had the desire to write children’s books. I also wanted to write about the love I shared with the fathers of my son so they could know the love that preceded their existence.

Raising loving sons is such an uphill battle with tears and joys and I wanted to motivate single parents to smash through the fence of fear and fly.

As someone on dialysis for ten years I also wanted to offer hope to people living with a chronic condition and inspire them to live happily while managing the card they have been dealt with.

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The Secret Life of Objects by Dawn Raffel

secretlifeobjectsOur objects tell the story of the places we’ve been, the people we’ve loved, and the lives we’ve lived. This unusual memoir s a quick read but will get you thinking about the things you’ve held onto throughout your own life. Selected by O, The Oprah Magazine as a “Best 2012 Memoirs” & “10 Titles To Pick Up Now” & “Best First Lines.” A few more reviews: “Her gift for capturing the nugget of a relationship in a single backward glance works beautifully in this illustrated memoir.” says The Chicago Tribune. “The Secret Life of Objects is a lean, brilliant, playful memoir,” says The San Francisco Chronicle. This book has black and white line illustrations by the author’s son, and is now on deeply discounted sale for one-time only.

Targeted Audience: Memoir

Author Bio:
Dawn Raffel’s previous books are two short stories and a novel, which have been praised in Vanity Fair, USA Today, The L.A. Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, and many more. She is a longtime magazine editor and lives with her family just outside of New York City.

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