A New York Story
A raw, true story about two diverse women who meet on a New York City sidewalk. Michelle Browning is 33, drunk, homeless for six years and dying. Author Judith Glynn is divorced and struggles to support herself in her adopted city. After their first hello, the women are never the same as Judith becomes fixated to restore Michelle’s dignity and return her to her family in Italy. At stake during this two-year odyssey is whether Michelle’s addiction will keep her on the street or will she follow Judith’s path to go home. This memoir is an inspiring story about redemption over evil especially since Judith often despises Michelle and her own obsession to save her.
This book sounds like a do-gooder, co-dependent story, right? But it’s not. It’s part mystery…a mystery of the heart.
This book is an exquisite story of two journeys of self-renewal. It is thoughtfully crafted with honesty and humility but with that flair for seeing the absurd in the normal unfolding of events.
If you read only one book this year, this is the one!
Leah is a sassy, divorced woman who’s tired of dead-end affairs. She dreads attending her daughter’s wedding as unattached. Miguel can’t settle down, yet lives with a woman and wonders why. This sensual novel begins on a trip to Madrid where the middle-age couple first meet as seatmates, talking throughout the overnight flight. When they land, they run off together in glorious Spain for what was to be a two-week fling. Their love story is part travelogue with vivid scenes and part complex as the affair continues back in the States. But the magic of romance on the road and coming to grips with reality eventually confronts this couple that just can’t let go of each another.
Judith Glynn is a natural travel writer. Descriptions of Spain, Portugal, New York and Rhode Island are vivid and enticing.
It’s a book that speaks to a woman’s soul.
If a woman has never experienced Miguel by any other name, she has at the very least dreamed of him, and fantasied about him.
As a “fifty-something” myself, I could relate to Leah’s motivations to fulfill her career goals. I admired her grit…and followed along as she worked her way through her inner weaknesses.
Relatos desde el corazón de una mujer
Años después de su divorcio, Leah se ha cansado de aventuras amorosas sin future. Con la intención de reflexionar sobre su pasado, Leah reserva un vuelo a Madrid. Lo que no entraba en sus planes era conocer a Miguel, un fascinante compañero de asiento con el que acaba en la cama poco después de aterrizar. Este libro es una sentida crónica sobre la vida de Leah y su relación con Miguel, aún comprometido con otra mujer. Cuando es diagnosticado con una grave enfermedad, Miguel se enfrenta a su indefectible verdad. Leah también afronta una realidad que trasciende la magia de los viajes y los encuentros casuales.
Son muchas las ideas que me ha proporcionado esta novella y además me ha gustado el enfoque. No se me ha hecho pesada. Me gusta como escribe.
The Collector of Affections and its Spanish translation, plus an author interview, were featured in Nexos, an American Airlines inflight publication.