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Gale Martin

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in Reading, PA, The United States
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Gale Martin is an award-winning writer of contemporary fiction who plied her childhood penchant for lying into a legitimate literary pursuit during midlife. She began writing her first novel at age eleven, finally finishing one three decades later.

She'd commit a misdemeanor to score some Babybel cheese and goes weak-kneed for hummingbirds. She is a wife and mother of one and a communications director by profession who owes her signature joie de vivre to regular Curves workouts.

She blogs about opera--the art form, not the platform, and is an opera reviewer/news personality at operatoonity.com, an online site featuring live performance reviews. She can name any aria in three notes. Okay, five notes, perfectly sung, with full orchestration.

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Fact of life—we all need to learn restraint. Though I’m not as well trained as other terriers, even the best of us falters off the leash. I know what you’re thinking—Toto never wore a leash in The Wizard of Oz. Toto was the Babe Ruth, the Jack Nicklaus, the Pelé of Cairns. None of the rest of us can ever measure up. So, do us all a favor and lose the mental picture of Toto trotting happily behi... Read more of this blog post »
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Description: The first chapter of my contemporary novel -- a humorous and mysterious retelling of the Don Juan legend set in small-town USA.
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The storyline is definitely for middle aged women who like a little romance and humor. It's funny in all the right p!aces. While I could foretell some events in the book there were also a few surprises. This is a must-read for any..." Read more of this review »
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It is so wonderful to settle into a book by a highly skilled writer like Fellinger. His effortless style makes you feel like you are wearing your favorite cotton sweater while reading this novel. His prose sings and his vignettes are luminous--partic ...more
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Very engrossing book. Not sure how I felt about the narrator, the viewpoint character. I think the reason I finished this book is that I work literally across the street from the private school where this book was set, on the Main Line. Well crafted ...more
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“For a woman to be taken as seriously as a man she must be three times as effective. Happily, this is not difficult.--Simone de Beauvoir”
Gale Martin, Grace Unexpected

“When men were ready to marry, look out.
Their evolution busted out all over. They nabbed the closest female hanging out near their caves, anyone who looked like she would clean his woolly mammoth tunics down by the creek, keep his fires burning, bear his children, and tote his brood around on a fur-clad hip.”
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“If you’ve ever grown zucchini, you know they all ripen the same day. You wait all of June and July for zucchini. August rolls around, and one day—bam! You have more zucchini than you know what to do with. You start handing them out to your neighbors and friends at work because there’s no way any single person can handle all that zucchini. Not even if you’re smart and resourceful and have accumulated dozens of good recipes, not even a person who likes zucchini as much as I do.--Grace Savage”
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“There was before her and now there is after her, and that is the difference in my life.”
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“I sat thinking. How it was she who'd mentioned love first. How she seemed to be waiting, the door still between us, for me to act. And I imagined that if I reached for her I would find her where she lay waiting in the water, and my fingers would glide over her bare wet skin until every inch of her, every crook and hollow, would become mine. I would vouch for her with my life.”
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“Inaction is not the same thing as patience. It is instead a kind of perpetual waiting room, a sterile holding pen for unlived desire, a negative sanctuary. You wait and wait, but the receptionist is very stern and, somehow, the appointment book always full. To make matters worse, crowded into the adjoining cell like so many desperate immigrants, and separated from you by nothing more than the thin permeable wall of your own fear, are all the anticipated rejections of your life. You would think it might be noisy in there, but you'd be wrong. It is totally silent. There's a small Plexiglas window through which you can study these things, this silence, if you have the inclination and the nerve. And eventually, if you have been a diligent enough student and not wasted your time in dreaming, you come to understand that it is not the rejections that make this a prison, not the defeats, but rather your own grim expectation of defeat; not life but its bodily outline drawn in chalk, where the body should be but isn't, where it once was, this ingrained cowardly pessimism, this relentless betting against love and instinct. This is where the silence comes from.”
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“Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.”
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“If you’ve ever grown zucchini, you know they all ripen the same day. You wait all of June and July for zucchini. August rolls around, and one day—bam! You have more zucchini than you know what to do with. You start handing them out to your neighbors and friends at work because there’s no way any single person can handle all that zucchini. Not even if you’re smart and resourceful and have accumulated dozens of good recipes, not even a person who likes zucchini as much as I do.--Grace Savage”
Gale Martin, Grace Unexpected

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Jeannie and Louis Rigod Gale, Thank you so much for your friendship. Your titles look interesting.

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Jill Thank you for your friendship here on Goodreads, Gale. I see you're an opera lover too!


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