Frida's life has been a series of sad leave-takings, beginning ten years earlier in Prussia. When Hermann announces that he will leave New York to go to the fabled diggings, she determines to hold the family together by going too, taking their two teen-age sons and toddler daughter.
It is a hard-fought trip, made more so by Hermann's belligerence and incompetence. Frida is our guide, our tragic guide.
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About the Author
I am a New Yorker by birth and temperament, although I live by the sea in Marblehead, Massachusetts and have for most of adult life.
When I retired from Bank of Boston my husband and I moved aboard our 39 foot sailboat and cruised the waters of the American and Canadian east coast, Caribbean, and South and Central America for five years, braving all the usual demons from horrific storms to marauding jelly fish to once having a boa constrictor aboard. Now we live ashore most of each year, only living aboard full time in the sub-tropics during the winter.
I attended Sweet Briar College and have degrees from Goddard College in Vermont (BA) and Simmons College in Boston (MBA); those gold stars led to my career in banking.
I write for the sailing press: SAIL Magazine, Points East, Southwinds, Power Cruising, and others. And I've had success with short fiction, being published in The Caribbean Writer, Hawaii Pacific Review, Binnacle, The Evening Street Review, Janus, Slow Trains, WordRiot, PersimmonTree, Evening Street Review, weber studies, and The Hurricane Review. I've been asked to run writing workshops in Salem and Marblehead, MA and have done readings in MA and FL. I've won literary prizes in Natick (The Center for Arts in Natick and Morse Institute Library) and Marblehead (Marblehead Festival of the Arts).
Bitter Passage is my first novel.