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Pamela Carey

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My book, ELDERLY PARENTS WITH ALL THEIR MARBLES: A SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR THE KIDS (Barking Cat Books,'14), won the 2015 GOLD MEDAL from the Fla. Authors and Publishers Association in the self-help category! I wrote the manuscript as a handbook for boomers (like my kids) who will soon be taking care of us. It's based on 49 humorous "rules" I devised as I tell the story of my parents' healthy, independent 80's and 90's, and it includes an appendix of useful websites, definitions, and phone numbers. In 2009 Barking Cat Books had published my first nonfiction book, MINOR LEAGUE MOM:A MOTHER'S JOURNEY THROUGH THE RED SOX FARM TEAMS. I am the mother of two former Red Sox minor leaguers (subject of first book). I hold a B.A.from Colby College and an ...more

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     We were staying at Le Regina Hotel, Biarritz, France, on the Atlantic. Each day we walked down the hillside from our location near the lighthouse to the beach, which lay beneath tiers of stone steps. The sand was wide and the surf cold. Wetsuits on boards dotted the waves. Elderly couples, young lovers, and skateboarders shared the wide promenade. At the far end was the casino. Around the... Read more of this blog post »
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ELDERLY PARENTS WITH ALL THEIR MARBLES:A SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR THE KIDS (Nonfiction)
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Description: A handbook for Boomers, my memoir is structured around tongue-in-cheek "rules" I devised while navigating through my parents' eighties and nineties. Each "rule" has a humorous or helpful story, starting with moving my parents from New England to Florida to live healthy, independent lives till the last three months of each of their lives. There is also an Appendix with helpful definitions, websites, and phone numbers (e.g., "assisted living," "skilled nursing," etc.).
Minor League Mom:A Mother's Journey through the Red Sox Farm Teams (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:37PM
Description: The story of our two sons playing in the Red Sox minor leagues for seven years - what happens to them and to the family

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I really enjoyed Dead Wake by Larson, but found The Devil in the White City to be tedious because of its shifts between the World's Fair saga and the murders committed at the same time. Because of the shifting from one story to the other (they eventu ...more
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The Last Station by Jay Parini
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This novel, written by a prolific professor, is an example of a new genre known as the "biographical novel." Parini took the notes and books written by and about Tolstoy and created a novel about his last year, when Tolstoy was torn between his wife ...more
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Beartown by Fredrik Backman
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I am a huge Backman fan and have led discussions of his book, Our Souls at Night.
However, I was disappointed with Beartown, despite the fact that both my sons played in All-Star hockey tournaments, traveling to Canada and the upper mid-west from the
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He Wanted the Moon by Mimi Baird
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The mental illness of a famous dermatologist is the thrust of this book, written by his daughter after discovering her father's notes about his illness and treatment in various institutions, his publications, friends' letters, and the notes of doctor ...more
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“Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day.”
Albert Camus
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“My dear,
In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love.
In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile.
In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm.
I realized, through it all, that…
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.
And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.

Truly yours,
Albert Camus”
Albert Camus
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I know this author, Lee, who is a fellow writer now living in Florida. She is insightful as a person and as an M.S. professional. What I found surprising in the book is the length of time she enabled her husband to abuse her verbally and emotionally, ...more
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Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo
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Wow - this novel of family pride and custom in a small African town is gripping. The main character is a young woman who falls madly in love with a professional from her tribe but cannot produce a male child, nor any child. The lengths to which she g ...more
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The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
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I know - everyone loves this novel! The story of Chinese tea became very involved and intricate, as we followed the main character from her Yannan mountaintop village with her inheritance of tea trees to her final success as a world authority. Her mi ...more
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“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”
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