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Sand in My Eyes

Sand in My Eyes

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Twenty years ago, Anna Hott thought she could control everything -- her crumbling marriage, her demanding children, her hectic life -- by quitting her high-placed job in New York City and moving her family to tranquil Sanibel Island, Florida. But she brought her untamed emotions, her rage toward her cheating husband, and her yearning to write a novel with her. When

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Twenty years ago, Anna Hott thought she could control everything -- her crumbling marriage, her demanding children, her hectic life -- by quitting her high-placed job in New York City and moving her family to tranquil Sanibel Island, Florida. But she brought her untamed emotions, her rage toward her cheating husband, and her yearning to write a novel with her. When her husband and children left the house for a week, Anna thought at last she would get her household, her novel, and her mind in order. Instead, her elderly neighbor Fedelina Aurelio knocked on her door bearing flowers and homespun wisdom, and when Fedelina's recently divorced son arrived, Anna had a test of passions and a test of truth. Now, at 56 with an empty nest, Anna Holt pulls out the incomplete manuscript she started that memorable week and -- to find closure for her life and a conclusion for her novel -- travels to Indiana to visit Fedelina who lives in a nursing home. A novel framed within a novel, Sand In My Eyes is both a story about the tension between motherhood and personal dreams as well as a story about women across generations inspiring one another to let beauty persist despite ugly circumstances.

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Midwest Book Review
Christine Lemmon is the author of a series of superbly written novels with the theme of women struggle to realize their true potential. "Sanibel Scribbles" (9780971287419, $14.95) is the story of Vicki Brightman, her best friend Rebecca, a six-month journey to another country, a roster of colorful characters, and the unexpected demands that compel equally unexpected changes in one's life. Set in 1953 era Florida, "Portion Of The Sea" (9780971287457, $14.95), is the complex story of 15-year-old Lydia Isleworth, who meets Marlena DiPluma, an aspiring Hollywood actress who give Lydia her journal and admonishes that Lydia is capable of accomplishing anything that she wants to achieve. "Sand In My Eyes" (9780971287471, $14.95) is the story of Anna Hott, who leaves her high-pressure life, failing marriage, and demanding children behind when she moves from New York City to Sanibel Island, a barrier island off of Florida's Gulf Coast where life is lived at a very different pace and enables her. Very highly recommended for community library contemporary fiction collections and personal leisure time reading lists, all three novels document Christine Lemmon as a gifted writer with a very special flare for creating memorable characters with extraordinary stories of their own.
Midwest Book Review - Midwest Review
Christine Lemmon is the author of a series of superbly written novels with the theme of women struggle to realize their true potential. "Sanibel Scribbles" (9780971287419, $14.95) is the story of Vicki Brightman, her best friend Rebecca, a six-month journey to another country, a roster of colorful characters, and the unexpected demands that compel equally unexpected changes in one's life. Set in 1953 era Florida, "Portion Of The Sea" (9780971287457, $14.95), is the complex story of 15-year-old L

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780971287471
Publisher:
Lemmon, Christine
Publication date:
04/08/2009
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Christine Lemmon was born in Chicago, Illinois. When she was eight years old her family moved to Saugatuck, Michigan where together they worked their family businesses. Her schooling was in Holland, Michigan, where she also graduated from Hope College, a private, liberal arts college. She has lived all over the country writing for radio, newspaper, television and magazine.
She currently lives with her husband and three children on Sanibel Island, a subtropical island off Florida's Gulf Coast, which is the setting for her novels. She gets most of her inspiration while biking, kayaking or walking around the island, and watching sunsets with her family, but then she must hold her ideas until night, when her children are sleeping and she can write.

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