Daughter of the Mountains
By Sharon Canfield Dorsey
A “dreams do come true” story in prose and poetry, chronicling the author’s journey through childhood in Appalachia, marriage, divorce, single parenting, travel adventures with a new love, plus, the enlightenment and humor of aging in our technological era. At the end of the book, you will feel as if you have made a new friend.
Available at sharoncanfielddorsey.com
By Tracy Lanum
This inspiring story is Tracy’s memoir of growing up “afflicted”, and have the inner strength to cope. She has written a moving and personal testimony of the harsh reality and consequences of never feeling “quite right”, and of her parents and their inability to accept her because of her diabetes. Tracy writes of her bewilderment, questions, pitfalls, explorations, shortcomings, mistakes, poor decisions and truthfulness throughout her lifetime as she searches for herself. She had the stamina, courage and honesty to make herself vulnerable by revealing her innermost questions of herself and others.
Anyone who grew up “less than perfect” will understand Tracy’s struggle to fit in to the family hierarchy. By the end, we believe you will agree that her battle over a lifetime has indeed awakened her soul.
She won third place in the Chesapeake Bay Writers 2016 Golden Nib Contest in the non-fiction category. She serves on the board of The Writers Guild of Virginia.