An eccentric seventy-year-old is obsessed with changing her life -- or ending it. She bumbles through mysterious rituals with a talk-therapist, explodes secrets, re-jigs behaviours and embraces bliss in the arms of a woman who was right in front of her for fifty years.
The character of Anne is so well drawn, that by the end of the book, she feels like a friend or someone you know and are rooting for. The depiction of therapy is fascinating -- it's obvious that Sharon Baltman knows of what she speaks.
-Maureen Jennings, author of the Murdoch Mysteries
A wry, empathetic portrait of a character's unsparing trek to the heart of the matter in matters of the heart.
-Ted Staunton, author of Who I'm Not and Jump Cut
Anne is authentic, cranky and funny. Baltman does a great job of preventing the therapist from overwhelming the story, yet shows her value. The end of the beautiful tale gave me chills.
-Sharon Gernon, retired psychotherapist
About the Author:
Sharon Baltman is a retired general practitioner psychotherapist. She is the author of the memoir Escape From The Bedside , and of articles in the Globe and Mail, in literary anthologies and on CBC Radio. Anne of Oasis is her first novel. She has travelled around the world and lives in mid-town Toronto, though she prefers the beach in Mexico. Visit her at sharonbaltman.com