In this second of the trilogy, Christine drives with her new young lover, Michael, on a rainy night to dig a hole for her father’s cremated remains. Tomorrow at the peaceful cemetery, she’ll conduct memorial services for her alcoholic father.Christine struggles with her art, painting hack seascapes for a living while the real artist inside wants desperately to succeed. Although an excellent artist, she never feels good enough. She’s now making a fresh start in Florida after recent bad times in Louisiana, including the newly divorced Angelo who won’t leave her alone. Determined to find the source of her self-defeating behavior...and why her relationships always fail...Christine suspects her alcoholic father is implicated. When the Artists Gallery asks her to do a 20-year retrospective of her paintings, Christine knows it’s time to find answers. She’ll mine old memories and use current dreams. As Christine emotionally separates from Angelo and her past, Michael, the too-young lover, intrigues, exasperates, and slowly melts her heart. Almost mystically, inevitably, Christine’s dreams unfold. She integrates sexual, artistic, work selves, and dreams herself whole. Now with her father’s perversity behind her, and her own, Christine is free to make new choices.
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Jo Ann Lordahl is an author (eight published non-fiction books of self-help and affirmation), workshop leader, speaker, teacher, life coach and poet. She has been involved in creativity and healing, writing and teaching for over 25 years. In her last full-time job, Jo Ann was in charge of Florida Atlantic University's counseling center, and adjunct psychology professor. She has taught classes from weight loss to college statistics, and currently leads a writing group on Kauai, the oldest of all the Hawaiin islands where she makes her home.Visit her web page at www.joannlordahl.com
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Book Description iUniverse, Inc., 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX059536487X
Book Description iUniverse, Inc., 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M059536487X
Book Description iUniverse, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 164 pages. 8.80x6.00x0.50 inches. In Stock. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # 059536487X