The Thing Is…

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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.”

ISBN: 9780996373616

Price: $16.95

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