Beach reading for your summer vacations…
“Take a vacation to beautiful southern Germany through the pages of Shards of Shell. Don’t forget to pack your tissues…you’ll be crying one minute and laughing out loud the next. Reading Shards was the equivalent of having a friend come alongside me and say, ‘I totally understand.’”
PRICE: US $16, Canada $17.50, Europe 13 € (please add $2.50 if shipping)
AT BFA: Drop 13 euros in my box (#44) and leave your name…or grab me in the hallway!
INTERNET – go to www.michelephoenix.com and pay through Paypal.
MAIL – send a check (made out to Michèle Phoenix) to one of these addresses:
(USA) Dream Acres – 4755 Oliver Road – Timmonsville, SC 29161-7722
(Canada) Sally Phoenix – 7411 Mud Creek Trail – Port Franks, ON N0M 2L0
Shelby’s life isn’t glamorous, but it is predictable—and that’s the way she likes it. A survivor of her father’s violence, she has spent a lifetime creating a safe existence devoid of dependence, but her carefully managed world begins to fracture when, under staggering circumstances, she becomes a single mother to four-year old Shayla. In a drastic attempt to escape her childhood’s influence, Shelby moves to Germany, but she quickly discovers how intimately linked memory and healing are—and how honestly she must scrutinize her past in order to aspire to a richer future. Juggling a new job, a new culture, a new daughter, and the attentions of an enterprising man, her fresh start becomes a quest for the courage to be not only a survivor, but a prevailer.
The story unfolds simultaneously in the present and the past and is alive with deeply human characters who are winsome, brave and flawed. Told from Shelby’s unflinching and candid point of view, “Shards of Shell” is a witty, yet deeply affecting novel about the ravages of abuse and the aftermath of survival.
made me squeal with delight!”