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Therapy:A Novel
     

Therapy:A Novel

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by Harrie Rose
 
Written in a vivid 1st person narrative that sweeps you along, this bold novel introduces Barbara, a 52 year old woman who has it all. So why is she sunk in the abyss of depression? As she embarks on a journey to self-awareness, sparked by her young therapist's obvious attraction to her, Barbara's world opens up like the flowers she enjoys looking after in her gardens

Overview

Written in a vivid 1st person narrative that sweeps you along, this bold novel introduces Barbara, a 52 year old woman who has it all. So why is she sunk in the abyss of depression? As she embarks on a journey to self-awareness, sparked by her young therapist's obvious attraction to her, Barbara's world opens up like the flowers she enjoys looking after in her gardens-and she ultimately reaps a meaningful, contented life as she is sought out by young and older people alike. Caught up in a revealing, wonderfully feminine embrace, this faux memoir hits a chord with anyone who wonders if life has anything more to give once your hair needs its monthly dose of color and gravity takes its toll on your body. Barbara finds that men, younger and older, can be very attracted to an older woman. This isn't a novel just about getting older. Nor is it just about women. Its theme is the universal one of how we see ourselves and what brings us real happiness.

Editorial Reviews

chefchick Carrera
Somehow I think I gleaned a little therapy for myself in reading Barbara's story. Her voice, and the very vivid memories she has of her family, and her experiences as a young woman and mother, were so well-written, touching, funny, and for me, so relatable.

I enjoyed this book because it surprised me too. It held no cliches.
...many times I can predict what will happen in a novel. But Barbara's life...is totally unpredictable. The best part is...she takes life by the balls...
J.L. Knox
This book is important in that it breaks apart many common dilemmas men and women face in self-realization, and yet it does so without being overly sentimental or preachy. It also investigates the multi-faceted (and very personal, in this case) relationship between a psychologist and patient. It offers insight into what can happen when we rely too much on external forces to fight an internal battle. Perhaps most important, the book is well-written and moves seamlessly.
Jennifer Knox
Barbara is believable. She's three-dimensional; she's self-sufficient; she's confused and yet not helpless; she's not merely looking for someone to rescue her or define her life. Instead, she is searching for her identity and the root of her pain, searching to define her own standards in a relationship, and yet she's doing so in what is actually a far more self-realizing decade than that of many coming-of-age novels/memoirs.

This book is important in that it breaks apart many common di
Jill Allen
Therapy Harrie Rose BookSurge 978-1-4392-5720-3 Three Stars (out of Five) Harrie Rose’s debut novel brilliantly explores the causes and effects of depression and anxiety, as well as how early experiences shape one’s life for good or ill. Therapy follows Barbara Verensky Miller as she recounts her past and present woes to her single, attractive, attentive psychiatrist Alex. The astute college professor knows she is falling for her counselor, but she remains unsure of his feelings f
Stacey Pierce
The author told a love story that was funny and quite vivid. I could see the roads that she drove on in New England, the diplomas on the wall in the psychiatrist’s office that she squinted to read on her initial visit... At times I could see both her joy and pain. Ms. Rose has an amazing ability of grabbing the reader’s attention quickly and drawing them in. I found myself laughing out loud at the author’s humor...a must read, a perfect book club suggestion

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013618510
Publisher:
BookSurge, LLC
Publication date:
07/21/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
231
File size:
241 KB

Meet the Author

Harrie Rose is the pseudonym of a much published internationally known scholar, whose specialty is the language of psychiatry. She is a retired professor, married for 51 years. Besides being a scholar and a wife, she is the mother of 4 children and a grandmother of 5. Cooking gourmet meals and baking everything from breads to tortes and fudge brownies, she loves to feed her children and her friends. Her passion for gardens show in this book. She also loves animals, especially dogs, cats, and horses.

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Therapy:A Novel 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Missing words, letters and, at times, strange sentence structure. The fluff and random details towards the end were almost unbearable. I could not endure the pain required to finish. Though it started off well.
zelzah1926 More than 1 year ago
If YOU have not been to a therapist office...its a "behind the curtain" look
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is so real you think you made a friend. This is a "can't put down" book. Great for book clubs as it raises a lot of issues;