Appropriately preceding Mother’s Day, Bookophilia will host author Grace Virtue MA, PhD, at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, as she reads and does book signings of her novel: “HOW WILL I KNOW MY CHILDREN WHEN I GET TO HEAVEN?: A MOTHER’S TALES OF HOPE”.
“…TALES OF HOPE” has been described as ‘a fresh and provocative work on parenting…from the perspective of a single, immigrant mother in the United States. [With] a simple, elegant writing style, the author explores topics like faith, education, body image, media usage, racism, sexism, multiculturalism, abortion, homosexuality, and other modern day concerns, and demonstrates the value of compassion and thoughtfulness in facing them’.
“…TALES OF HOPE” – a collection of essays – is grounded in the experiences of a mother raising two daughters, and her attempts to answer the pressing questions they ask while navigating them through a series of experiences from which she seeks to extract important life lessons.
With great care and thoughtfulness, she moves from the specific to the universal, and guides the readers to timeless truths about compassion, self-control, humility, selfhood, the uncertainties of life, the frailty and absurdity of the human condition, the interdependence of all living things, and ultimately, the triumph of the human spirit.
Virtue’s memoir resonates because of its honesty, and dignity, and entertains because of the uniqueness of her Caribbean humour.
“…TALES OF HOPE” is currently available at Amazon, Bookophilia, and bookstores island wide.
For more information about “…TALES OF HOPE”, please contact Georgia Lee Bartley at 564-8055 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Grace Virtue earned her B.A. degree in journalism from the Caribbean Institute of Mass Communications (CARIMAC), at University of the West Indies, Mona, and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Howard University in Washington, D.C.
She is currently employed at Howard University as the Senior Writer and Executive Communications Manager. A highly regarded educator and communicator, Virtue was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, a fellow of the Inter-American Press Association and the Marcus Garvey Centenary Scholar.