Great Adventure Great Adventure

Great Adventure

A Coming of Age at Going on Fifty

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Publisher Description

    When 40-something housewife/mother, Muriel Boo Boo Gertrude Setzer Wilkerson Knowlton collides with middle age --a.k.a. change -- she clings the more stubbornly to her sacred convictions of her own inferiority, unworthiness, undesirability, and to her false pride and arrogance.  But change persists:

    *  Classes with the swami in New Age thought, combined with her daughters clairvoyance, begin to topple personal paradigms;

    *  A new job at Great Convenience Store forces proximity to the dreaded gamut of humanity -- Americana at its best and worst -- which teaches that life is funny and worth is more than skin deep;

    *  Husband Larke forms a friendship with a beautiful rival;

    *  A mystery man -- an astrologer/ecologist/Vietnam veteran -- forces Muriel to claim her womanhood, mercilessly stripping her of false concepts, leaving her soul naked before her personal power of Being;

    *  Danger and death force a shift of awareness and perspective, enabling Muriel to see that there is extra in the ordinary; that one creates ones own reality; that it is ones personal responsibility to be joyful, to savor the life experience with no apologies, to be Who one truly is, to love and be loved, and indeed, to relish the journey through life as a Great Adventure.

    Humor, pathos, a bucolic small-town setting, a believable narrative pace, a cornucopia of personalities and an endearing American family combine with some out-of-the-mainstream thought to create a unique, engaging read.  The storyline is loosely constructed (typical of life) while a deeper, more comprehensive thread of meaning subtly weaves through lifes daily kaleidoscope, tying together the whole picture and building subconsciously in urgency right up to the last chapters WHAMMY.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2002
January 3
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
408
Pages
PUBLISHER
Xlibris
SELLER
AuthorHouse
SIZE
1.3
MB

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