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The Dirt On Jane
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“The Dirt On Jane” is Jane Fishman’s anti-memoir. It’s a tale of aging, a style of gardening, a rage at having to wear two pairs of glasses to read a map in the car.... More > It’s a meditation in maintaining a sense of humor when visiting her mother in the assisted living facility and hearing someone ask, “When did you move in?” It’s a prayer for patience when her mother says, “All I want for Mother’s Day is for you to polish your nails with some Iced Mocha I bought on sale.” It’s a look at a life that is haphazard, loopy, fun and always in need of straightening. As a judge in the Savannah Garden Exposition once said of her ten-foot-by-twelve-foot faux garden entry: “Delightful! Shows one doesn't have to spend a lot of money to enjoy gardening. Lacks cohesiveness.” For twenty years Jane Fishman has written a human interest column for the Savannah Morning News. She is the author of “Everyone’s Gotta Be Somewhere,” a collection of newspaper columns. She lives in Savannah, Georgia. ISBN 978-1-4675-0404-1< Less
Six squad members of The Jackson Five team meet in Oxford for a weekly game of five-a-side football. Caught at a critical moment in their lives, they all face life-changing choices.
Jacko, adrift... More > since his mother’s death, is searching for a way out of his melancholy. Tommo, struggling as a single parent, is coping with the demands of work and fatherhood. Bel, devastated by her partner’s previous miscarriages, approaches the latest pregnancy with trepidation. Del Boy must face the twin traumas of a bullied daughter and the late night acts of violence on his take-away business. Jam, homesick for her home country, Namibia, and mourning the death of her grandmother, finds herself at the point of despair. Joe, seventeen-year-old drop-out, has lost his way, is searching for a purpose to his life.
Using the last three critical matches of the season as a backdrop, the six players’ tales are interwoven into a narrative that examines the themes of life and death, family, ambition, human warmth and alienation.< Less
Connie Pendrive and the Infinity Well
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Connie Pendrive's life is her job at Dodds and Horsefield Insurance and her dog, Crumpet. That's until she uncovers a mystical fountain of youth in her garden.
With her Mum being lost to dementia... More > and her sister Angelica's cynical motives to put Mother in a home to get her hands on the family house, Connie forms a plan to stop her.
Can Connie save her Mother from the beige existence of the Swansong retirement home? Will she win the attentions of Adam, the new guy at work before the seductive Jemima gets her false nails into him? And just what is that divot in the lawn that keeps growing larger?< Less