BOOKENDS Stories of Love, Loss, and Renewal

Carla Maria Verdino-S├╝llwold

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ISBN 10: 1467597856 / ISBN 13: 9781467597852
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Synopsis: The wedding that turns feast into fiasco; the childhood games that foreshadow life's realities; dreams of romance shattered and reborn; professional and creative identities forged, challenged, and affirmed; farewells presaged and paid - these eight poetic and poignant stories, reflected through the prism of love and loss, ultimately offer the reader epiphanies of renewal. New fiction by the award-winning author of Raising Rufus: A Maine Love Story & The Whaler's Bride . . . A fine collection, her best so far with a command of dialogue, flashbacks handled gracefully, and seamlessly and stream-of-consciousness very un-self-conscious. (Donna Pucciani, Hanging Like Hope on the Equinox & other volumes)

About the Author: Born and raised in the metropolitan New York area, Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold took her degrees at Sarah Lawrence College and Fairleigh Dickinson University. She began her career as a teacher and arts administrator before becoming a journalist, critic, and author. Her music and visual arts reviews and features appeared regularly in Opera News, Gramophone, Opéra International, Opera, Music Magazine, Beaux Arts, and The Crisis, and her byline headed numerous program essays and record liner notes. Among her scholarly works, the best known is We Need A Hero! Heldentenors from Wagner's Time to the Present: A Critical History. She helped to create several television projects, serving as associate producer and content consultant/writer, among them I Hear America Singing for WNET/PBS and Voices of the Heart: Stephen Foster for German television. She is also the author of Top Cat Tails of Mannahatta, a fictional account of her and husband Gregory's adventures in breeding Maine Coons.
In 2009 the Süllwolds realized a lifelong dream to move to coastal Maine. Her first novel, Raising Rufus A Maine Love Story, is a fictionalized account of the couple's last year together with their beloved Newfoundland, Rufus, before Gregory Süllwold's fatal heart attack in February of 2010. Her screenplay version of the book was the 2011Grand Prize Winner at the Rhode Island International Film Festival. The Whaler's Bride, a metaphysical romance spanning two centuries, is her second novel.  In addition to writing fiction,  Ms. Verdino-Süllwold continues to work as a journalist and arts critic, serving as senior writer for Scene 4 Magazine and Maine regional editor for Broadway World and Talkin' Broadway. She shares her home in Brunswick, Maine, with her kitties and a new Newfoundland puppy, Ruffian.  She is a member of the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance.

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Title: BOOKENDS Stories of Love, Loss, and Renewal
Publisher: Independent Publisher Services
Binding: Paperback
Book Condition: VERY GOOD

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