both published novels last summer.
Saint James: A Novel." The Way of Saint
James (El Camino de Santiago) is a 1,000-
year-old pilgrimage trail in Spain and
France. Some people walk the whole
1,000 miles of it in about 50 days. The
Halls have walked 800 miles of it in five
trips, over five years.
guidebooks or per-
sonal memoirs. The
authors wanted to
write a different story
-- one about the
beauty of the Way
and its ability to af-
fect nearly everyone
who walks it.
their lives. The successes and failures of
career and marriage are mostly behind
them. Their anticipations, fears, regrets
and longings are not. They walk the
Camino together, unsure of what they are
seeking. Crossing the mountains and
plains to Santiago, they catch insights
about the years past and glimpses of the
third of their lives lying ahead. They need
a second wind. Perhaps the Camino will
versions. For signed copies, email pegan-
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the Lighthall Books website.
Farley Award for Fiction and was a finalist
in the James River Writers' Best Unpub-
lished Novel Contest with her new novel,
"The Viscount's Daughter."
gettable heroine who defies her husband
to take control of her life. It is the story of
the ruthless, scheming Count of Toulouse
and of a vulnerable heiress who becomes
a runaway wife.
the most powerful nobles is the Count of
Toulouse. The young heiress to the rich
Viscount of Narbonne has no choice but
to marry Toulouse.
How will she escape
her possessive hus-
band, find allies, and
foil his efforts to re-
redemption is based
on the life of Ermen-
garde of Narbonne
(1126?-1196), a remarkable but little-
known contemporary of Eleanor of
Aquitaine. Haislip first developed her love
of all things medieval in her classes at St.
Bonaventure and has been fascinated by
women such as Ermengarde ever since.
Haislip at Phyllis.Haislip@gmail.com.
her book "Before and After, The Antics of
Three Franciscan Sisters."
poetry with artistic renditions and photos,
it tells how three
girls came from
of life and en-
tered a convent
to become pos-
sisters within a
span of eight
Therese Colman Wade, O.S.F., entered the
Allegany Franciscan community and spent
19 years of her teaching career as a mem-
ber of this beloved community. It was in
one of her teaching assignments that she
composed her "Before and After" book.
Although she no longer is a Franciscan sis-
ter, for many years she has remained close
to the congregation and wanted to pay
tribute to their wonderful work at home
and in the missions.
artist and writer. For the past 16 years she
has owned, and managed Pinewoods
Cottage Bed and Breakfast in Chautauqua
County. She is in the process of illustrating
a children's book that she wrote.
Journey to Recovering Lost Hope," in Au-
world," says Bergan.
the arduous trail taken
by Daniel Bergan to
Bergan. Daniel, a
seemingly normal boy
on the outside to fam-
ily and friends, suffers
from gender identity
disorder (GID). His
brain tells him he is a
girl, yet he has the
body of a boy.
and despair. The normal life he led on the
outside was challenged constantly by
yearnings of being Danielle. A shield of de-
nial formed around her presence, as Daniel
constantly sought an escape from this gen-
Drug Dependence, said the book "captures
the struggle of gender identity, clouded by
active addiction to alcohol and drugs, and
in a very powerful way documents the ex-
traordinary benefits of recovery."
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