Notes from Nadir

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It's 2009. Lisa Hansen is impacted by the great recession and can't focus on her writing career. She has to make the tough decision to stay in Los Angeles or return to her former Midwestern home. Not having seen her mother in over a decade, she moves back in with her in a suburban semi-retirement community. Confronted with long forgotten memories, Lisa finds it difficult to adjust to life in Nadir. She works a couple of dead end jobs, and meets Gordon, a sexy British bakery owner. An opportunity to freelance for ...
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Overview

It's 2009. Lisa Hansen is impacted by the great recession and can't focus on her writing career. She has to make the tough decision to stay in Los Angeles or return to her former Midwestern home. Not having seen her mother in over a decade, she moves back in with her in a suburban semi-retirement community. Confronted with long forgotten memories, Lisa finds it difficult to adjust to life in Nadir. She works a couple of dead end jobs, and meets Gordon, a sexy British bakery owner. An opportunity to freelance for him and work as a writer/photographer at The Factory ensures a better income. But how long will she be confined in a lifestyle that she has long outgrown? "Notes from Nadir" is an alternatively poignant and amusing story of life's unforeseen journeys, sorrows, and rewards.

Where is Nadir?
Merriam-Webster defines nadir as "the lowest point." And that is where Nadir is located. It's not a place that is found on any map. No GPS will guide anyone there. Nadir is a state of mind.

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Editorial Reviews

Amazon UK - Talli Roland
I first started reading this memoir through the author's blog, and I was quickly hooked by her conversational, down-to-earth style. The book - with lots of new content not featured on the blog - follows the author as she leaves behind her LA life and returns to her roots, with lots of vignettes and familial snapshots along the way. A very enjoyable read about trying to fit back into a mould you no longer fit.
Amazon - Clarissa Draper
"This book reads like a memoir and I think it's because it is. Honestly, I wasn't sure I could get through it because it started at an odd point in the character's life. However, after I started, I couldn't put it down. Seriously.

Why? It boils down to one thing: The writer is an amazing story teller. The way she describes even the most mundane events drew me in. I had to know what was going to happen next. I can't compare this book to any other books I've read because it isn't. If this
Amazon - Glynis Smy
Jobless, financially bereft the author drives across country to live rent free with her mother, until she is financially stable again. Arriving home brings about the mundane pressures of living with an elderly mother, while searching for work. Each day thoughts and happenings of the author Lisa Maliga are recorded in a light-hearted banter. Amusing anecdotes of jobs she applied for and those she was successful in obtaining.
Amazon & B&N - Rhonda Nash-Hall
I cried and I laughed with the characters...Lisa Maliga has written a book that will grab you and pull you in as you hope repeatedly with every turn of the page that life will look up for the main character...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781493519071
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 11/1/2013
  • Pages: 292
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Maliga has been writing ever since she learned how to put crayon to paper back in kindergarten. Since then, she has learned to type and uses a laptop, citing it as way more convenient. She still makes and uses her own soapy creations. You'll find more about her work at: http://www.lisamaliga.com
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2013

    Lisa Maliga has written a book that will grab you and pull you i

    Lisa Maliga has written a book that will grab you and pull you in as you hope repeatedly with every turn of the page that life will look up for the main character, Lisa.  When she is forced to move from her beloved LA back to an air mattress in her mother's retirement home, and her mom forces her to leave every day from noon to four p.m. because "she wants her peace and quiet."  My heart ached for Lisa, her mom, her sister and niece, as each of them seemed to live empty, sad, lonely, and hopeless lives. I found myself comparing Lisa and her mom's relationship to that of my own mother and I and I wish they could find closeness with each other.  rate this book 5 stars as it is captivating and intriguing.  I literally could not stop reading.    
    Something that impressed me from this book was that the characters do not have hope and will not get it without a life with Christ.  The author may not even like that I feel this way. But I do.   I would hope that Lisa and the other characters find peace.   
    I received a free pdf version of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.   

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