Salome G. Rowe's latest publication, Abstemious Doves, was well received at the Ybonie Communications Glass Globe Writers Conclave. Her, "scorching hot, hot, hot" novel, A Tale About Lilly, was inducted into the DeKalb County Georgia and Cleveland Ohio Library catalogues.
A Tale About Lilly
In this unhibited, yet panache, novel, at five years old, Lucretia uses her grandmother’s hexes to try to patch up her unbelievably fractured family, and she was diagnosed with a phenomenal illness that mocked dual personality disorder when things got out of hand. A Tale About Lilly is about never giving up; it's about how a way out can come from strange behavior, strange things and strangers. This novel is about trust, about survival against all odds. The language is uncensored and real (for 18 years and up). Lilly represents a way of life,” said Rowe. “But, I can, safely, guarantee that everybody knows or has heard of a Lilly. We sprout like weeds throughout the world. The Lilly inside of each of us forces us to speak freely without worry of the new-old censors’ reckonings. It also shows that when the rage leaves, the language changes. It reminds us that, in our calm neighborhoods, with our Corvettes, boats and choices, in so many ways, not all of us have moved on up. With cause, some of us do not even realize that we can. A Tale About Lilly asks the dreaded question - Why. This novel shows how love and loyalty can manifest in the mist of mahem. It disproves the myth of ghetto ignorance and shows how sanity and insanity happens one child, one mind - one family at a time. It uncovers a series of heart-wrenching and humorous realities.
“I really enjoyed reading A Tale About Lilly. The story was riveting. Rowe began the story in high gear which kept me glued to the book for two days straight,” said Nena Strickland, owner of Century Homes Realty in Decatur, Georgia.
“As a fellow storyteller, I admit I started reading A Tale About Lilly with my critic’s eye, said Ronald Javier, storyteller/performer. “But, I am enjoying Rowe’s work so much? The people, situations and, especially, the dialogue are authentic.”
A Tale About Lilly’s “. . .chapters were steamy. – whew! I look forwarding to . . . reading” more by this author, said allergist, Linda Guydon, M.D.
This story is a testament about the significance of childhood in the song and dance of family and about joy and its journey. Ironically, Lucretia Beldrin, who appeared the most perplexed in her family, helped break the chain of defeat that is often passed down from generation to generation.
The poems in Abstemious Doves are absolutely beautiful, and the photographs show Georgia in its finest splendor. Abstemious Doves is a poetic connection that joins philosophy and allegory. It is a profusion of words that are pretty and “always new” inside of an unconventionally unmade thing. I would suggest that you, “Open your stunning book, and allow the words and photographs to take you away.” Abstemious Doves is unlike any other book of poetry that you have experienced. It is a collector's dream come true. ” Sit down. Put up your feet. Get a cold glass of your favorite beverage or a warm sip of something, and. . .Enjoy this treasure.
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2010 Glasss Globe Talent Conclave
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