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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Contemporary Women
  • Language:English
  • Pages:332
  • eBook ISBN:9781937674045

Letters from Ceilia

by Jim Freeman

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Overview
Ceilia Lybrand has it all, a design career that’s bringing her money and recognition, along with a live-in stockbroker jock boyfriend. Life is good, or so it would seem. The chance finding of a company document on the copy machine sets her on a path of both self and career assessment that turns her life upside down, bringing her face to face with who she is and testing her willingness to put it all on the line. Support is half a world away in an almost accidental and continuing e-mail exchange with someone she’s never met, close as her keyboard and as distant as a voice in the night. Letters from Ceilia touches on issues successful women would rather avoid looking at, much less confront. Like most career women on the rise, Ceilia approaches her life and work with female emotions, despite the fact that she lives in a world largely defined and run by men. Through her correspondence, we get an intimate look at Celia’s psyche. Searching for strengths and struggling to survive, she puts her relationship and career at risk. But is it worth it?
Description
Ceilia Lybrand has it all, a design career that’s bringing her money and recognition, along with a live-in stockbroker jock boyfriend. Life is good, or so it would seem. The chance finding of a company document on the copy machine sets her on a path of both self and career assessment that turns her life upside down, bringing her face to face with who she is and testing her willingness to put it all on the line. Support is half a world away in an almost accidental and continuing e-mail exchange with someone she’s never met, close as her keyboard and as distant as a voice in the night. Letters from Ceilia touches on issues successful women would rather avoid looking at, much less confront. Like most career women on the rise, Ceilia approaches her life and work with female emotions, despite the fact that she lives in a world largely defined and run by men. Through her correspondence, we get an intimate look at Celia’s psyche. Searching for strengths and struggling to survive, she puts her relationship and career at risk. But is it worth it?
About the author
Jim Freeman’s book portfolio includes: NOVELS * EVOKE – exploring the societal effects of technology in a fictional context of the near future * Letters from Ceilia – an intimate story of a career woman’s struggle in a world run largely by men * The Island – situated in duck-hunting country where two strong men clash in a conflict over land NON-FICTION * The Dark Side of the Moon – five books of political and social commentary on America’s recent history * Dick Cheney’s Fingerprints – a collection of observations focusing on the Iraq war and its origins POETRY COLLECTIONS * The Smell of Tweed and Tobacco – poems spanning relationships and life in Prague * Corner of My Mind – a more introspective collection also discussing the writing process * Broken Pieces – a mosaic of reflections about nature, hunting, travel, politics and life DRAMA * The Island – a screenplay based on the novel * Colors – a one-act stage play, winner of 1999 Pennsylvania Playhouse competition Jim Freeman was born in Evanston, Illinois and now lives and writes in Prague. His work has been published in a number of newspapers, magazines and anthologies. His current political and social commentary is available at dark-side-of-the-moon. For print or Kindle editions, or other available formats and to contact Jim, see the author’s website.
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