Pointing to the Moon: A Biographical Epistolary Novel

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iUniverse, Jan 14, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 596 pages
Each of us lives an extraordinary life; however, the artists are qualified to share their thoughts in a manner that preserves existence, universally. Two writers, Rochelle Lynn Holt and Virginia Love Long, shared a friendship that was both literary and encompassing of everyday experiences. The writers, however, also revealed their emotions in poems and collaborative published projects. This memorial, POINTING TO THE MOON, is a novel biography in epistolary form. Letters have become a lost art now that e-mail exists! But, once, there was time to reflect in long missives.
 

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Contents

A Truckers Prayer
5
Querida Paloma
25
Virginia Drake The Widow
30
Birth Announcement
101
WINTER SUNSET
231
Twelve Years Past Love
267
IF ONLY LIFE WERE A FAIRY TALE
286
Winter
341
I HAVE NO HOME
456
SOMETIMES SUMMER
500
Waiting Room Blues
502
Ever My Love
503
PONDSIDE
515
BUT WHERE LIES THE CHALLENGE
540
Mary Evelyn Long
541
LIFES SEASONS
573

POSTED
389
Butter ies in Flight
410
CREDO
447
WHENEVER I DIE
575
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ROCHELLE LYNN HOLT was first pen pal and then friend to Virginia Love Long in Bushy Fork, North Carolina. They read together at Butner Federal Penn. in the Eighties. Their correspondence and friendship continued for almost three decades. They even collaborated on several published projects: poetry and non-fiction honored by Pulitizer Prize commendations in the small press world. Rochelle lost her partner of twenty eight years less than two months after the passing of her best friend, Virginia. The losses were devastating. With the permission of both her late friend and Virginias sister, Rochelle decided to edit the literary letters of Virginia, filled with her poems and ever-present wit. Since Virginia referred to Rochelle as my twin, the author devised a novel epistolary project entitled, Pointing to the Moon. Rochelle and Virginia were devotees of the moon and her advising progressions. Oddly enough, Virginias love of her cats came to be experienced by Rochelle when she entered a new relationship and inherited two tabbies, Iris and Tiffany. Now, the author divides her time outside the city of her birth (Chicago) and her home for the past sixteen years in Ft. Myers, Florida.

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