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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Literary
  • Language:English
  • Pages:142
  • eBook ISBN:9781483500225

Broken Buckets

by Tamera du Trieux

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A harrowing and heart rending story about the American truths nobody wants to talk about, Broken Buckets looks at what can go wrong when we don’t make sure that things go right. It is a tribute to teachers and veterans, and to children, delivered in a riveting read. This is a compelling contemporary tale of love, loss, trauma, and forgiveness.
A harrowing story about frightening facts difficult to discuss, Broken Buckets looks at what can go wrong as a result of forces already set in motion. A vivid tale of grief and trauma left inadequately tended, this story is a tribute to teachers, to veterans, and to school children. Written entirely before the Newtown tragedy, du Trieux was later told by an agent "no one will touch that subject". The author remained courageously motivated to tackle this most challenging of topics with her characteristically gentle and honest manner. It is a compelling work, with tension that builds from chapter to chapter toward the inevitably tragic end of which one reader said, "It was truly masterful the way the end unfolded." Throughout the reader begins to have care and compassion for everyone in the story, and about the contemporary issues that drive the storyline. Here we find a tale that may help to ease tensions regarding violence in our innermost society.
About the author
Writing is Tammi’s second career, after twenty years working with children and families, specializing in promoting literacy. She is a newspaper columnist, blogger ( and novelist, who dabbles in poetry, primarily narrative. She is a published poet in several anthologies, including The Widow’s Handbook with a forward by Justice Ginsberg, to be released in 2014 (Kent State University Press). A lifelong lover of children’s literature she has several picture book projects in progress. Broken Buckets is Tammi’s first completed novel and first eBook. Its exploration of contemporary social concerns is a departure from her usual research-heavy strolls through historical ones. Her current novel-in-progress focuses on race relations during and after the American revolution. She considers herself a storyteller and loves nothing more than to hear, read or share a good tale. Tammi is co-founder of The Prickly Pear Poetry Project, a non-profit writing workshop for those affected by the cancer experience. She is a member of several writing related organizations and a local writing critique group. Currently she serves as annual contest coordinator for the The NH Poetry Society. While she has always loved teaching and has taught in settings from preschools to prisons, she still loves learning and furthers her education in every way possible. Last year Tammi completed a week long writing retreat on Monhegan Island off the coast of Maine, and in the summer of 2013 she is thrilled to be a participating writer in A Room of her Own Foundation’s annual retreat at Georgia O’Keeffe’s Ghost Ranch in New Mexico. She lives in a New England harbor town, where she practices the arts of writing, mothering, cooking, gardening and yoga, while working as a docent, teacher, and book group facilitator at a living history museum.
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