What is hope? Is it instinctive or learned? Is it necessary or possible? How can a life-long doubter bring it into her life?
Armed with questions, author Nikki Stern writes about a journey in search of a hope that will sustain her, especially after losing her husband on 9/11. The certainty-driven hope that insists on divine providence provides no help. Nor does the me-centric version that insists we're able to get exactly what we want whenever we want it.
Instead, she custom-tailors a sort of faith that thrives even without guarantees because it allows for endless possibilities. Flexible, reasonable and uplifting, it's a hope that works perfectly for our anxious times.
HOPE IN SMALL DOSES is a 2015 Eric Hoffer Montaigne Medal finalist. The award honors books that “illuminate, progress, or redirect thought."
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About the Author
Nikki Stern is an author and essayist moving between fiction and non-fiction. Her first book, BECAUSE I SAY SO (Bascom Hill, 2010), which NPR host and novelist Kurt Andersen described as embodying “even-keeled grace, tolerance and common sense.” HOPE IN SMALL DOSES (Ruthenia Press, 2015) is a 2015 Eric Hoffer Montaigne Medal finalist. Nikki also contributed essays to BEYOND ZUCCOTTI PARK (New Village Press, 2013), A GLOBAL CHORUS (Rocky Mountain Press, 2014) and WE RISE TO RESIST (McFarland Publications 2018). A dozen of her short stories have been published through various online literary magazines. Nikki shares author credit with David Landau on a series of interactive musical murder mysteries, beginning with CAFÉ NOIR, published by Samuel French. She's currently working on book two of a series about an unconventional law officer named Samantha Tate.