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.
|Publisher:||Hit the Wall Press|
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|File size:||349 KB|
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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.