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Two Upcoming Book Events

book event

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
2:30 pm

Roxy’s Chatterbox Café
254 W. Main St.
Hummelstown, PA

Door Prizes and Refreshments

book signing

Sunday, October 19, 2014
3:00-5:00 pm

Midtown Scholar Bookstore
1302 North 3rd St.
Harrisburg, PA

Featuring:

 Barbara Matthews and Barbara Trainin Blank,  co-authors
“What to Do about Mama?

and

Ann Stewart,  author
“Twice a Child”

Both events feature a caregiving discussion format of the following topics:

Assuming Caregiving Responsibilities
The Roles and Responsibilities of Caregivers
The Emotional and Physical Impact of Caregiving
Family Relations
Finances
Residual Difficulties
Positives and Negatives of Caregiving

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A review of the Sharon Marchisello’s novel Going Home

I’ve been away visiting my daughter, who moved away with her family (and three of my grandchildren) in August. I’ve been a spoiled grandma. They lived here (15 minutes away and in the same zip code) since grandchild #1 was one month old. Anyway, while my husband drove, I had the pleasure of reading a book uninterrupted: This is my 5-star review of Going Home by Sharon Marchisello.

Ernest & Edgar Literary Blog

by Barbara Matthews

gh_fcThe doorbell rang…” and in through that doorway Sharon Marchisello issues forth one bombshell after another in her contemporary murder mystery, Going Home.

Michelle DePalma arrives at her mother’s home to find that the door is uncharacteristically wide open. Upon entering, she finds a young woman dead on the floor with her mother hovering nearby—seemingly unaware of what has taken place in the foyer of her home.

As Marchisello weaves her intricate tale, the doorway introduces:

  • Unknown family: “I’m Isabella Rogers, and this is my daughter, Giovanna. I’m your daughter-in-law.”
  • A policeman: “Michelle, I’m afraid the evidence is pointing to your mother.”
  • A man with a raised baseball bat: “Where’s that crazy old broad that killed my Brittany?”
  • A potential suspect who appears in: “The same vehicle I had passed on my way up the street the day I arrived, the day Brittany had died!”

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