Jennifer Lawler pursues the ancient ideal of combining the pen and the sword. She has a Ph.D in medieval literature from the University of Kansas and continues to write on medieval history; she also has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and explores aspects of the martial arts in her writing. As an author, she has published nearly thirty books of non-fiction, including Encyclopedia of the Byzantine Empire, and numerous articles in popular magazines such as Family Circle, Self, and Oxygen. As a teacher and speaker, she encourages women to learn to protect themselves and to persevere through tough times. In addition, she teaches research methods, editing and publishing courses online in the Biomedical Writing Program at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Best known among her work is the "Dojo Wisdom" series published by Penguin Compass. The first in the series, Dojo Wisdom: 100 Simple Ways to Become a Stronger, Calmer, More Courageous Person won an outstanding book award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors in 2004. Lawler edits the quarterly magazine of the American Taekwondo Association, ATA World. Then Will Come Night and Darkness is her first novel. She lives in Kansas with her daughter.
Then Will Come Night and Darknessby Jennifer Lawler
Fiction. The first novel of Jennifer Lawler, author of more than 30 non-fiction books on medieval history and martial arts. It presents the odyssey of Rebecca Hanover, ex-wife, ex-professor of Old English and ex-con. Driven by a consuming need to be united with her lost daughter, attending to words echoing from ancient sagas, she sets out toward the sea on the
Fiction. The first novel of Jennifer Lawler, author of more than 30 non-fiction books on medieval history and martial arts. It presents the odyssey of Rebecca Hanover, ex-wife, ex-professor of Old English and ex-con. Driven by a consuming need to be united with her lost daughter, attending to words echoing from ancient sagas, she sets out toward the sea on the other side of the country. On the way she finds a new friend and a little girl in need. Both tempt her back to the present, away from her quest. "Rebecca Hanover is a heroine for the new millennium--fierce, tough, independent, unsentimental and truthful. She doesn't flinch from the light, but stands firm in her quest for the redemption she sees in the dark"--Robert Moulthrop.
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This deeply insightful novel brings together an unlikely family of characters to explore the darkness and light of the human heart. Worth reading and re-reading.
I highly recommend 'Then Will Come Night and Darkness' -- this well-written novel is a satisfying read on many levels. In fact, I had trouble putting it down after I started, it's that compelling. The characters are fresh and real -- the author knows them well and the reader ends up caring about them, too, because they emerge as so fully human. Most of all, it's a novel that gives us what we seek in fiction: a deeper understanding of life and insights into our own struggles. If you've ever suffered a loss or endured a drastic change in your life, you'll treasure the earned wisdom and healing power of this moving novel.