Seven Tales of Love
Seven brief tales depict various expressions of love—unwanted, unrequited, passionate, enduring—from the bright beginnings of youth, through the doubts and changes of middle age, to the comfort and familiarity of old age.
The Dreams of Youth
These five interrelated pieces tell the story of Maggie, a unique individual who is Everywoman—daughter, dreamer, nurse, friend, wife, mother. Spanning eighty-five years, they follow her from Depression-era Illinois to 1940s Hollywood, coastal California, and back to the rural Midwest. Bittersweet and poignant, celebratory and inspiring, these stories deal with the exuberance and romance of youth, the delight of friendship, the adventure of going forth into the world, and the disappointment and heartache that are part of life.
The Garden House
Turning fifty disrupts Miranda’s life in ways she hasn’t expected, forcing her to come to terms with unresolved issues. Chief among these is the mystery surrounding William Priestly, the tenant who is renting the family garden house for the summer. Is he the nice man he appears to be? Or is he the reason behind her increasingly disturbing dreams?