COMING SOON! My Lost Year is an historical novel about the pandemic of 2020. It follows a successful power couple who live in St. Louis from November 2019 to July 2021 as they navigate the greatest pandemic in 100 years. They face loss of many kinds, learning to work from home and school two young children from home and being stuck at home. Even as their lives unravel, they search for a way back to each other, their family and careers. In their loss, there is hope for a better, but very different future.
Carrie Young had it all. She was a successful account executive for a small advertising agency and still managed to be a loving wife and dutiful mother until her mother fell suddenly ill. As the middle child, Carrie was never that close to her mother, but now she was needed to help with the overwhelming task of taking care of her seriously ill mother. The demands of hospitalization, doctors’ appointments and daily care throw her once perfect life in near chaos. Disagreements with her siblings, her boss and her mother make her resentful of this new responsibility. The one bright spot is the chance to know her mother’s stories of the depression and post war struggle as she never had before. Even as her once perfect life falls apart, she finds a purpose in it all. Click here for more information.
In her 87 and-a-half years, Ruth Bader Ginsburg left a significant mark on law, on feminism, and late in her life, on pop culture. She broadened the definition of the American “family” and the types of jobs women AND men are able to take. Her legacy is, in a way, the lives that countless Americans are able to live today.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was more than a Supreme Court Judge…she was a leading lady who left her mark on the law, feminism, and everyday life.
Ruth left an amazing legacy behind…empowering women along the way. The contributing authors in this collection of essays recognize the impact Ruth had – not only on our daily personal lives and our American culture, but on human rights around the world.
“I would like to be remembered as someone who used whatever talent she had to do her work to the very best of her ability.” — Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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