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Tanya J. Peterson

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With credentials as a Nationally Certified Counselor and personal experience with mental health care, novelist and columnist Tanya J. Peterson uses writing to increase understanding of and compassion for people living with mental illness. Her most recent work, My Life in a Nutshell: A Novel (Inkwater Press, 2014) was awarded a Kirkus Star, an honor given by Kirkus Reviews “to books of remarkable merit.” Further, Peterson’s My Life in a Nutshell: A Novel was named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2014. The novel also received a coveted “Recommended” rating from The US Review of Books. Her novel Leave of Absence (Inkwater Press, 2013) was selected as a Finalist in the National Indie Excellence Awards. Losing Elizabeth (Createspace, 2012) rece ...more


Average rating: 4.10 · 147 ratings · 77 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
Leave of Absence
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 70 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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My Life in a Nutshell
4.42 of 5 stars 4.42 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Losing Elizabeth
3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Ironically for a writer, when I first learned that My Life in a Nutshell: A Novel was named to Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2014 and as one of IndieReader's "7 Books You Must Read in your 30s," I couldn’t quite express the magnitude of the meaning this held for me. Eventually, though, words and even coherent thoughts began to form. When they did, I understood with clarity that my feelings abo... Read more of this blog post »
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"I will not cut for stone," new physicians used to pledge in an older version of the Hippocratic Oath. The phrase is metaphorical, a leftover from ancient times when kidney or gallstones were searched for and removed in a dangerous and unsanitary way ...more
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“Is it easier to feel calmer in a quiet temple or on a busy highway? You might say, ‘Well, yeah, the temple, but the problem is I seem to live on a busy highway.”
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"My Life In a Nutshell by Tanya Peterson is a gem of a book. Brian Cunningham is a talented and clever man; in fact, he could have achieved anything in his life, but he has not. He is a prisoner of his mind, working as a school janitor and maintena..." Read more of this review »
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If you're looking for a textbook-style presentation of some aspects of Romania, you might consider this book. I did learn things about Romania in reading it, but I wish that the fact-and-date, limited information had been supplemented with meaningful ...more
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