Winter Bloom: A Heart Warms in San Miguel

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It’s a rare wife who leaves a tranquil, conventionally happy marriage after 48 years “...not with a bang but a whimper.” Follow one such wife from her sunny origins reading Dotty Dolly’s Tea Party, entranced by the Veiled Prophet Parade through her morph into Superwoman in the 50s Midwest USA. Observe her skating gingerly on life’s calm surface until she glimpses mortality in the eyes of her cancer-stricken father and breaks through to the icy water beneath. Unlike Superman, this Superwife makes no phone-booth quick change. Instead, she loses her ability to leap over obstacles with a single bound and falls to earth---a long, slow descent to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, far from her comfy Indiana home and long-term marriage. There, the hollow echoes of her old life and her children’s voices shred the remains of Supermother’s cloak to uncover a heart mortal, flawed, tender---a heart that warms in a woman who blooms. Patricia Jean’s passage may remind readers of breakthroughs in their own lives ---or of their dreams of what a different life might be like.

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Patricia Jean Browne grew up in St. Louis and environs, a Midwesterner by birth, education and longtime residency. She graduated from Immaculate Conception Grade School, Union High, and the University of Chicago, and earned an M.S. in Child Development at Purdue University. Her jobs during her meandering life path included packing pushrods on the assembly line in a valve factory, teaching preschool at Head Start and selling insurance. Browne’s final post was trust officer in a national bank in the fertile cornfields of Indiana. Along the way, she bore and raised three children, now in their 50’s and 60’s, and performed the daughter/wife/mother/grandmother role prescribed in her world from the 1930’s through the early 21st century. Browne left a 48 year marriage to move to the middle of Mexico, where she lives with her pet turtle, the latest of a long line that started with a box turtle in the basement of her parent’s St. Louis flat. Until now, her writing has been for Writers’ Group chapbooks, bank annual reports, flyers about investing in gold or Keogh retirement plans, publicity for Jewish community events and San Miguel PEN lectures, and newsletters for her nine grandchildren’s birthdays. This is her first book.

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