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An Alberta Clipper has moved across Lake Erie and left Cleveland in a snowy haze, and Riley Kemp, an out-of-work car salesman, is a man in crisis. Now almost fifty, his world is upside down and he can’t figure out how to put it upright again. At just this time, Lynne, after a 30-year absence, returns to Cleveland to see her ailing mother. Fate is going to bring them together again, can reality keep them together?
Slightly revised Cover Theme…hopefully released in time for the holidays, Lake Effect will make a great stocking stuffer.
Cleveland Heights-University Heights Parents’ Book Club at Boulevard Elementary School
Branches, Angela and I had a great evening at the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Parents’ Book Club at Boulevard Elementary School. We initially met them on Feb 25 when they each got a copy of the book from the group organizer, Jane Harris. At that time, I promised I’d return after they read the book.
Tonight there were 12-15 of us and it was a lively discussion with everyone talking about the book and sharing their own stories of family secrets. I know my being there may have influenced their critiques but they said they loved the story, the characters and the writing. Their warmth and enthusiasm seemed genuine and I was truly honored. One of the ladies has shared the book with her sister in Columbus and asked if I would consider going there to discuss the book with her reading club. So Branches is branching out and I couldn’t be happier.
BRANCHES got a big surprise today (so I guess that means I did, too!). Got an email from the Case Western Book Store (a division of Barnes & Noble) saying they saw the Daily’s 5 Questions article and they were going to carry a copy of my book. Already had it on order. Was there a flash of light in your peripheral vision about 3:47 p.m. EDT? Nah, that was just my smile.
Recently, CWRU ‘s The Daily newspaper published “5 questions with account clerk, novelist Becky Sloan”. Visit The Daily here or click the image to read the full article.