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"Isabelle's Dream" At 50, Isabelle is devastated by yet another failed relationship when she has a provocative dream about several generations of women in her family. Her mother answers a few of her questions about elements in the dream, such as the ermine stole, the aggressive snake, and the lace shawl. Yet the only way to tie together the mysteries of her life is to return to her birth place, France, and prod the truth from her irascible ninety-year-old grandmother, Mamie.

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ISBN: 978-1-935514-21-3
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Partita by Madeleine Herrmann

"Partita" is a psychological mystery as complex as the extraordinary violin solo music by Bach. Ernst Feidler—a brilliant linguist, psychologist, and violinist—commits a shocking and unexplainable suicide at the height of his career. His devastated wife, Manou, is left to raise their four children and piece together the hidden motives behind his death. Through Manou’s progressively deeper scrutiny of their life, she unveils his descent into psychosis and her own participation in his decline. Finally, she gives birth to a new self without him.

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ISBN: 978-1-891386-94-7
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Praise for Partita

Partita is an emotional roller coaster ride for both the characters and for the reader. I never knew where I would be taken next with each turn of the page and it was difficult to put this book down. The subject matter could have easily become a pity party for the characters. Instead it is an uplifting tale that proves we are all capable of amazing things. Emotional recovery is never easy and Herrmann tears at our hearts, yet gives us all hope that anything is possible with courage, determination and a sense of purpose.

—Linda Thompson, Host of the Authors Show www.authorswebtv.com


Herrmann brings honesty, sensitivity, and compassion to this heartbreaking tale of living with—and losing—a family member who is mentally ill. Clear-eyed and unflinching, it is the story of one woman's determination not just to survive but to thrive through love and understanding. PARTITA is a triumph.

—Summer Wood, author of the novel Arroyo

This elegant and evocative book is sure to touch the heart and awaken the imagination of intelligent readers everywhere.

—Sean Murphy, novelist, author of The Hope Valley Hubcap King and The Time of New Weather

From the first arresting sentence, Madeleine Herrmann launches this tense psychological detective story. She fluently mixes chronologies as she tells of Manou's marriage, the tragic suicide of her husband, and her own search for meaning. Hermann's thought-provoking work swirls with complex motivations and mistakes made by helping professionals. As Manou gradually comes to an understanding of Ernst's death, she finds she has come into a more confident sense of herself.

—Ann Jauregui, PhD, author of Epiphanies: Where Science & Miracles Meet
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