Philly Girl Goes West

Philly Girl Goes West

by Elaine Mandigo


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Maggie Riley, a High School Science teacher in intercity Philadelphia, is sick and tired of trying to impart knowledge to reluctant learners. Divorced with two grown sons living in distant cities she decides to take a sabbatical from her job and go on a road trip west. Destination Yellowstone National Park a place she has wanted to visit since childhood. Fate however will intervene and she will find herself in a remote small town in Wyoming. A place where the town and people are a far contrast from the big city she is accustomed to. She will experience culture shock and cognitive dissonance over the difference between big city and small town living, and question her values and way of life. She finds romance with the towns animal doctor, Dr. Sam, and will come to accept and love the compelling beauty with the place and it's people.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634175623
Publisher: Page Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 02/25/2015
Pages: 88
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.21(d)

About the Author

Elaine Mandigo grew up in the Philadelphia area and has an Irish heritage. She moved to Colorado in the 70's and raised her family. Now retired from teaching Science and as School Counselor from the Aurora Public Schools, a metropolitan area bordering Denver, she now lives with her husband in Wyoming. She lives on a small acreage with two rescue German Shepard's, three rescue cats, a rescue horse and a Mustang.

Elaine loves the outdoors and hikes daily with her dogs. She also enjoys gardening, horseback riding, fishing, camping, water color and acrylic painting, and wine.
She has a B.S. from Penn State, a M.S. from University of Colorado, and a M.S. from the University of Phoenix.

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