Her Backyard: Book Review


Her Backyard by Doreen Lewis is an adventure, romance novel that depicts a career woman in the middle of self-discovery. It is about making choices that may not be so easy to make and complex relationships between co-workers, siblings and friends. I am certain that many readers within the age group between 30 and 40 will find a connection with Audrey, the main character.

Audrey and her sister Ava have a touching, close - sometimes tense, other times humorous - relationship. Their mother died when they were young and now they were facing losing their beloved father. Audrey returns home for the funeral and meets up with an old flame that helps her come to terms with what is missing in her life. Office politics were wearing thin and career hungry co-workers were beginning to both irritate and consume her.

She begins to question her choices in life and is faced with desirable options that play tug-of-war with her mind. Finally, exhausted and emotionally wrought she is given the opportunity to choose the path of content happiness. Audrey learns to make a decision based upon her needs, rather than trying to live up to the impossible lifestyle society encourages.

Her Backyard definitely has a story line that I think many women can relate with. Career women have to make many sacrifices and there are times when one wonders if this lifestyle is truly full filling all their needs. I think Doreen Lewis has written a fine book portraying this conundrum.

ISBN#: 0976091941
Author: Doreen Lewis
Publisher: Helm Publishing

~ Lillian Brummet - Book Reviewer - Co-author of the book Trash Talk, a guide for anyone concerned about his or her impact on the environment ­ Author of Towards Understanding, a collection of poetry.
www.sunshinecable.com/~drumit" target="_new">http://www.sunshinecable.com/~drumit


MORE RESOURCES:

CNN

Florida fire started by book burning destroys at least 10 homes
CNN
The fire started Wednesday afternoon when a man was burning paperback books, said Annaleasa Winter of the Florida Forest Service, in a briefing Wednesday night. "It was an illegal burn," she said, adding that it's against the law to burn household ...
Florida Man Accidentally Destroys at Least 10 Homes While Burning BooksGizmodo
Guy Burning Books Ends Up Burning Down 10 HomesNewser
Florida man accidentally destroys 10 homes after burning books in his yardOrlando Weekly (blog)
WPEC -UPI.com -Reuters
all 54 news articles »


These doctors prescribe books
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
“This was an attempt to get books into the hands of everybody, but especially the kids with no or limited contact to books.” The program is an efficient and easily implementable tool to improve public health, said Beth Duda, director of the Suncoast ...

and more »


Washington Post

10 great graphic books that deserve to win the Oscars of the comics ...
Washington Post
A NEW comics-awards season is ramping up ahead of Friday, which is the submission and nomination deadline for the Eisners (a.k.a. “the Oscars of comics”).

and more »


Vogue.com

The Must-Read Books of Spring 2017
Vogue.com
And New York Times Book Review editor Pamela Paul recalls the stories that have given shape to her own narrative in her appealingly roving memoir, My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues (Henry Holt), which includes the likes ...



Essential Reading: 5 Books About Dramatic Supreme Court Nomination Hearings
New York Times
Ethan Bronner's “Battle for Justice” (1989) dissects the hearings for Robert H. Bork, who was nominated by Ronald Reagan in 1987. According to The Times's critic Christopher Lehmann-Haupt the “mesmerizing” book lays out the intellectual and ideological ...

and more »


The Advocate

Literacy program to donate 1000 books to Stamford children
The Advocate
STAMFORD — A company known for its national literacy program is donating 1,000 books to city children in March as part of its “Read to Succeed” month. KPMG — an audit, tax and advisory firm with offices in Stamford — has distributed three million ...

and more »


Books in brief
Nature.com
Science writer Paul Bogard chronicled the invasion of nocturnal darkness by light pollution in The End of Night (Little, Brown, 2013; see T. Radford Nature 499, 26–27; 2013). Here he delves into another overlooked resource — soil. This “wonderland ...



Newsweek

The Bannon Canon: Books Favored by the Trump Adviser
Newsweek
People who know Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump's chief strategist, often talk about his love of books, his penchant for quoting from them and a desk piled with obscure tomes, open to pages where he's searched for quotes or inspiration. But his ...

and more »


New York Times

Fran Lebowitz: By the Book
New York Times
There are no books on my night stand, because I'm a lifelong insomniac, so eight or nine years ago, I thought: “Don't read in bed. It's too stimulating. Watch TV instead. It's boring.” And it's true. TV is boring, but apparently not boring enough to ...



Author, illustrator talk books with Moundridge students
McPherson Sentinel
For some elementary students, a book in their school library was written just across the street. Moundridge author Casie Wiens and illustrator Jessie Pohl spoke with students about writing, reading and creativity at Moundridge Elementary School Wednesday.


Google News

thatware.org ©