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Book Corner

By Staff
June 18, 2003
A book about the South, "Connections," is the poignant story of Alice Stewart born in the hills of Arkansas to a mother who could be described as different.
Readers will have rare glimpses into Alice's life with her emotionally unstable mother. They will feel the pain of her dying marriage and will share her delight as she rediscovers a childhood sweetheart.
Author Patricia Paris weaves a colorful pattern of storylines and characters into her first book. Though her storylines are fiction, Paris has interlaced her memories of her emotionally disturbed mother into "Connections."
Her story reaches into the dark reality of living with the emotionally unstable and goes behind closed doors with an occasional chuckle as the story moves from the hills of Carlisle, Ark., to the mobile home park in Bristow, S.C.
Paris' cathartic direct approach goes behind the masks. With her unique storytelling style and attention to detail, you will feel the prickles on your nose as she sips her Coke over ice from a tall Tupperware glass.
Paris' wry, tongue-in-cheek style makes "Connections" a compelling book for anyone who has dealt with the emotionally unstable or felt the inner sickness of a broken heart.
It's also an eye-opening and sometimes humorous look at life in the South.
Paris' career has been in marketing and management. She has written journals and poetry since childhood and is a member of the International Women's Writing Guild.
This is her first book. A second, "The Spiritual Side of Sarah," was released earlier this year from 1st World Library.
A print-on-demand and eBook publishing company, 1stBooks Library was founded in 1997 and has helped more than 7,000 authors publish their works.
Book: "Connections"
How to order: Available online at www.1stbooks.com.
Publisher: 1stBooks Library
The price: $15.50
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