Tuesday, June 02, 2009

"A Selfish Life?" book event, Saturday June 27th!

Come and meet Healdsburg-based author Marisol Schowengerdt as she discusses her new book "A Selfish Life?" at Florey's Books.

***Saturday, June 27th. 2-4 pm***

About the book: When Kevin and Modra settle in Healdsburg and discover
a peaceful, selfish life, their lifelong dreams and aspirations
wane and leave them in conflict with society and those
they love most.
Modra, frustrated with the common assumption that something
is wrong with her decides she is tired of explaining to strangers that
she has been trying to become pregnant but has been diagnosed with
unexplained infertility. Saddened by the diagnosis, yet privately relieved,
she and her husband are forced to reckon with their conscience before
ultimately striking the deal that will determine if they are to accept
nature and remain childless or choose science (invitro) to force the hand
of nature and give them a child.
As they struggle to honor each other’s beliefs, their friends
and family around them must fight their own moral battles.
Secrets surface and lives are reshaped by the blunting
circumstances they are forced to confront...
It’s not about judgment... It’s about circumstance.

About the author: Marisol lives in the California Wine Country
with her husband and their little Kenya who
was adopted from the Healdsburg Animal
She enjoys traveling extensively and spending
her spare time surrounded by her supportive
and fun loving friends and family.
“The Idea for the book came about as my husband and I
faced a similar diagnosis as the characters Kevin and Modra.
We debated and discussed our situation and options with
our friends and family who happened to be very supportive.
To our surprise, the most interesting opinions came from
strangers we met through the years while traveling abroad...
we would never see each other again and so, we shared our
For more information, please visit her site: www.aselfishlife.com

Come join us!
***Saturday, June 27th. 2pm-4pm***
Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
open 10am to 6pm every day!