Monday, February 10, 2014

Notes from Nadir by Lisa Maliga

  • Paperback: 292 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1493519077
  • ISBN-13: 978-1493519071
~About the Book~
It’s 2009. Lisa Hansen is impacted by the great recession and can’t focus on her writing career. She has to make the tough decision to stay in Los Angeles or return to her former Midwestern home. Not having seen her mother in over a decade, she moves back in with her in a suburban semi-retirement community. Confronted with long forgotten memories, Lisa finds it difficult to adjust to life in Nadir. She works a couple of dead end jobs, and meets Gordon, a sexy British bakery owner. An opportunity to freelance for him and work as a writer/photographer at The Factory ensures a better income. But how long will she be confined in a lifestyle that she has long outgrown? “Notes from Nadir” is an alternatively poignant and amusing story of life’s unforeseen journeys, sorrows, and rewards. Where is Nadir? Merriam-Webster defines nadir as “the lowest point.” And that is where Nadir is located. It’s not a place that is found on any map. No GPS will guide anyone there. Nadir is a state of mind.

My Impressions: 
In this Contemporary Women's Fiction available now from Hit the Wall Press we go on a amusing and relatable journey with the author as she lives with her aging mother while seeking a job. The book was wrote in memoir style detailing the authors daily life. Lisa writes a captivating and intriguing book but at times it left me with a feeling of deep sadness for Lisa and her fellow characters. All the characters seem to be searching hope, but they are all wanting to find it on their own, or within their circumstances, instead of with the only person that can provide them with an everlasting hope-Jesus Christ. I give this book 4 stars.

About the Author

Lisa Maliga has written professionally for several years with articles ranging from gourmet food, horse therapy, celebrities, pet care to bath and body products. She is working on a short story collection, a novel, and two non-fiction books.
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