Giggleswick: Your Next Station Stop

· Dr. Lori Anderson

About this ebook

Just before she turns 50, Molly marries Daniel and moves from sunny Radford Virginia in the pristine Appalachian Mountains of Virginia on the Mid-Atlantic eastern seaboard of America to gray Lancaster in the northwest of England and finds herself in a very different culture.

As Molly travels for work across England, she often takes a train through the idyllic village of Giggleswick in the beautiful and mournful Yorkshire Dales. It is during these train trips that the Big Idea of Home comes knocking at Molly’s door and demands her attention. Giggleswick is a novel about home. Giggleswick considers what home means to us when the ground under us trembles and fault lines are hurled through what we once thought was our safe harbor. 

During the time Molly muses about home, she also faces several challenges. Giggleswick is a portrayal of fortitude and a reminder that we are all dealing with more than we share. Giggleswick weaves a tapestry of past and present; adversity with the ordinary and humorous.

Giggleswick is a celebration of the richness of the inner world of an ordinary character. Giggleswick is an anthem to the examined life of a fifty year old working class woman who is more often invisible in literature and life.

About the author

Professionally, I have worked in healthcare and social services in the U.S. and the U.K. As a fortieth birthday present to myself, I earned a Ph.D. and began a second career as an academic teaching leadership. As a fiftieth birthday present to myself, I wrote this novel. I have always written. I have never published my fiction, poems, or song lyrics. Giggleswick is my first novel. You might say I am a bit of a late bloomer.

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