This novel, winner of the First Book Contest sponsored by Fairleigh Dickinson University (and Serving House Books), delves into the "shadows" and "ghosts" of many relationships (sister-to-sister, daughter-to-mother, artist-to-work, therapist-to-client) as we learn the story of Ida Mae. Don't let the folksy-sounding name fool you, Ida Mae is an articulate artist with a story to tell, one that is told through various perspectives and scenes, much like the movies to which Ida Mae alludes. Though the themes may be ages old, this is a contemporary story and it's originality makes for a great read.
Causes Barbara Froman Supports
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
Greater Chicago Food Depository
Lawyers for the Creative Arts