Tim Stutler Hillari's Head

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Hillari's Head

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Paralegal Kristina Orris has moved to San Diego seeking a new life--a normal life. She is burdened by the memory of Hillari, a sister with an oversized head and disfigured face. Home-schooled by a protective single father, Kristina herself had a vexing speech impediment and rarely left the house while growing up. But after her dad died, she knew she couldn't stay. Kristina dreamed of being an attorney. Pursuing such a goal would prove difficult for any cloistered, mumbling orphan; but it would be impossible yoked to Hillari. At 18, Kristina abandoned her home, her past--and Hillari.

Now, eight years later, Kristina meets attorney Gideon "Duck" Ducker, "the single homeliest man she had ever laid eyes on." But she instantly bonds with the warm, self-effacing lawyer. Kristina takes a job at Ducker's law firm, where the two are thrown into the most tumultuous and intriguing case of their lives. Kristina thrives. Only one thing prevents her from becoming the confident, fulfilled woman she longs to be: the swelling burden of guilt and shame over her past. But is it too late to redeem herself?

Alternately touching, humorous and heart wrenching, Hillari's Head is about family, intimacy, resilience and, ultimately, acceptance.

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    People who overcome crippling physical or emotional challenges inspire me. And I'm fascinated by how one's appearance affects every aspect of her life, including self-esteem, mood, family relationships, friendships, romance, and even career success. Some studies show that "beautiful" people earn more and are even considered more trustworthy than ordinary-looking folks. I know how a man's looks affect him. But personal appearance seems a bigger issue for many women. The market tells us as much. Think about the women's magazines at the grocery checkout. Who's on the cover? How are they dressed? What are the topics in this month's issue? Compare that to the covers of men's magazines. Very few discuss how a man can improve his looks - his fitness maybe, or his car's appearance, but not his hair or his face and certainly not his butt.    HILLARI'S HEAD addresses these topics. The main character, Kristina, has self-image issues. But they pale compared to Hillari's. Hillari had a big head, though nobody ever noticed that because she was also practically toothless. If you've ever looked in the mirror after losing or just chipping a front tooth, you have some idea of how being toothless might shape the entire universe of a young girl moving toward womanhood. Hillari's plight was painful. And Kristina had her own problems as a child; she was isolated from the rest of the world and had a debilitating speech impediment. But the characters of HILLARI'S HEAD do not wallow in despair. They recognize the humor and even absurdity of their situation. The book explores their humanity and courage in confronting the obstacles in their paths.

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    Tim Stutler is a California writer, lawyer, and humor blogger (timstutler.com/blog.html). His second novel, HILLARI'S HEAD, was published in the summer of 2013. His first, DEAD HAND CONTROL, was released in paperback and dust jacket forms in 2003 and in Kindle format in 2011.    Born and raised in Ohio, Stutler enlisted in the navy after high school and sailed the Pacific for five years. Following his 1981 discharge he enrolled at California State University, Fullerton, graduating in 1984. Stutler then attended UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law, where he earned a juris doctorate in 1987 after completing his 3L year at Harvard Law School. He served as a member of the CALIFORNIA LAW REVIEW and an editor of the HARVARD ENVIRONMENTAL LAW REVIEW, and has edited or contributed to other professional, scholarly and general-interest publications.    Stutler has held a number of positions over his career, including dishwasher, burger flipper, taxi driver, sailor, soldier, law firm partner, Assistant United States Attorney, administrative law judge, and municipal court judge pro tempore.    In addition to writing and practicing law, Stutler is a distance bicyclist and enjoys cooking. He and his wife Marilyn live in San Diego, California. They are proud parents of an adult son.

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