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Lynda A. Archer

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Born and raised on the Canadian Plains, a landscape that resonates deeply with her, Lynda writes novels and short stories that are often set in that part of the world. She enjoys both forms equally, and is usually moving back and forth between a short story, and the next draft of a novel. Having worked as a clinical psychologist for over thirty years, her books and stories always have a strong psychological component. The wonder and mystery of the human condition never ceases to fascinate her. When she's not writing, Lynda bakes and hikes, delights in watching the flickers and pileated woodpeckers at the suet block in her garden, or hearing the call of an eagle at the ocean shoreline.

Lynda has an MFA in Fiction from Spalding University, KY
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Tears in the Grass

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“Writing about Aboriginal themes means joining the dots from the colonial policies of the past to the problems faced by First Nations, Métis, and Inuit today. It means acknowledging the wrongs and the pain.”
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“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.”
Zelda Fitzgerald

“Whenever I feel the need to exercise, I lie down until it goes away.”
Paul Terry

“We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.”
May Sarton

“Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilisation.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“to love life, to love it even
when you have no stomach for it
and everything you've held dear
crumbles like burnt paper in your hands,
your throat filled with the silt of it.
When grief sits with you, its tropical heat
thickening the air, heavy as water
more fit for gills than lungs;
when grief weights you like your own flesh
only more of it, an obesity of grief,
you think, How can a body withstand this?
Then you hold life like a face
between your palms, a plain face,
no charming smile, no violet eyes,
and you say, yes, I will take you
I will love you, again.”
Ellen Bass




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Lynda Archer Cathy wrote: "Thank you for adding me to your friend list Lynda. Looking forward to reading Tears In The Grass, but please pardon the length of time it takes me to read a whole book, plus my for-later shelf at t..."

Thanks Cathy. I'll look forward to your comments on my novel. And...no worries re: your reading time. I am a rather slow reader myself. And often reading more than one book at a time :)


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Cathy Thank you for adding me to your friend list Lynda. Looking forward to reading Tears In The Grass, but please pardon the length of time it takes me to read a whole book, plus my for-later shelf at the library exceeds 1200! (I'll need to live to age 120 to finish my list) Take care and great reviews, by the way :)


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