Saturday, February 8, 2020

Book Spotlight #Giveaway! Love is a Rebellious Bird by Elayne Klasson #LoveIsARebelliousBird

I have sooooo many books! The Book Spotlight Giveaway feature that I post every Saturday is a way for me to clear my shelves and to share some of the many books I have. This feature is a way for my to cull my collection and to give someone else the opportunity to enjoy these treasures.

I read this book when it came out in November. You can read my thoughts HERE. Love is a Rebellious Bird is an excellent character-driven novel, which focuses on the mindset of one woman as she maneuvers through her life—as she struggles to finds her happiness and her purpose. I have an ARC to offer for my giveaway this week.


Good luck and be sure to stop back next week!

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Love is a Rebellious Bird

Love is a Rebellious Bird by Elayne Klasson
ARC, 336 pages
Published November 12th 2019 by She Writes Press

Who is it we love and why do we love these people?

Toward the end of her life, Judith asks these questions, trying to understand why she chose Elliot Pine to love. Why, for sixty years, did she persist in loving someone who never gave as much as he was given? In her quest for understanding, she writes her story to this exceptional man.

Meeting as children in Chicago, they move to opposite coasts. Elliot embarks on a remarkable legal career in Washington and New York while Judith raises her children alone in California, after tragedy. Coming together again and again throughout their lives, their love is never equal, Elliot defining the terms of the relationship.

Judith examines the role of Beauty in love, for Elliot's face and form were beautiful. She considers the role of Consolation, how they supported one another in devastating times. Insanity, Magic, Deceit, Sensory Fulfillment, and, finally, Being Seen—Judith looks at these many aspects of her love.

Her feelings for this man cost her, impinged on every other relationship in her life: friends, her two husbands, even her three children. After sixty years, however, it all changes. Judith makes one more profound sacrifice, finally achieving a sort of long-awaited happiness in her love.

About the author

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Author Elayne Klasson has never done anything just halfway: from a career of scholastic achievements, contributions to society and bold moves, to her rise as a writer to successful newspaper columnist. Her debut novel, Love is a Rebellious Bird, is no exception—her first to be published with She Writes Press.

Elayne grew up in Chicago. She went to university and graduate school in the Midwest—Ohio State University and the University of Michigan—where she earned a Masters of Public Health and a PhD in Psychology. For several years she lived in Barbados, West Indies, working as a health care consultant with Project Hope; then returning as a writer and columnist for the Barbados Daily Nation.

Her professional career has largely been in academia at San Jose State University, with her research and clinical area of expertise being the severely mentally ill. A recent transplant to the Santa Ynez Valley, near Santa Barbara, California, she is a popular lifestyle newspaper columnist there. Elayne has appeared on San Francisco public television as a restaurant critic.

She’s been awarded several writer’s residencies, including Hedgebrook Writers' Colony on Whidbey Island, Washington and Villa Montalvo in Saratoga, California.

She daily walks her young dachshund and aged fluffy white rescue through nearby vineyards. Married to David, a scientist, they have five children between them, all grown. ~ Author's website

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1 comment:

  1. Love is a Rebellious Bird:My favorite words
    “Love is rebellious bird that nobody can tame, and it's all in vain to call it if it chooses to refuse.”By the way,I like custom photo mugs


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