by Patsy Garlan
Selected Writings by Patsy Garlan
An anxious writer braves the verdict of an austere IRS auditor. A corpse reveals our common humanity. A lonely old lady, shares her bittersweet last hours. Fall leaves fall, dogs bound, cats stroll through these lively selections from Patsy Garlan’s 60-year writing career.
In pithy poems, evocative stories, and telling essays, Garlan’s light touch draws the reader of The Thing Is into the world all human beings share and together create. Love, loss, birth, death and the hereafter, are among her wide-ranging themes. She writes of coming to terms with the daunting computer, of succumbing to the charms of the ever-present cellphone, of reveling in the joys and challenges of the natural world. And on every page of The Thing Is, what shines through is the celebration of life.
FROM REVIEWS OF THE AUTHOR’S NOVEL SEA CHANGE
“Patsy Garlan’s flowing literary style hooks us readers immediately.”
“I’ve just finished reading Sea Change and I think it is spectacular.“
“The dialogue is funny and clever and very revealing of the characters.”
“All in all a wonderful story.”
by Gina La Monica, Ed.D.
Tid Bits is an easy to read picture book of 26 healthy snacks for children. Parents can prepare these snacks in less than 5 minutes. There is even a grocery list at the back of the book to make shopping for these snacks that much easier. The author, a health professor and exercise physiologist, provides parents with educational information along with useful websites. With the childhood obesity epidemic on the rise, this is a must read for all parents.