The Alley of Wishes

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Dandelion Books, Oct 1, 2006 - Fiction - 300 pages
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Despite the ravages of WWI on Paris and on the young American farm boy, Beck Sanow, and despite the abusive relationship that the chanteuse Cerise endures, the two share a bond that is unbreakable by time, war, loss of memory, loss of life and loss of youth. tragedy that brings them together, and it is unconditional love that keeps them together. himself to oblivion and imagining the mystery of making love. Cerise has been systematically battered by a demented fiance. Beck sees her as a woman hungry for gentleness and mercy. Cerise finds these qualities, and more, in Beck. that will finally destroy the life flow within us? Cerise and Beck, the main characters of Laurel Johnson' novel, The Alley Of Wishes, could answer these questions for you. half of this book at breakneck speed and realized the main characters of The Alley of Wishes could be reincarnations of Jean Valjean and Fantine of Les Miserables who met and lost each other rather quickly in Revolutionary Paris. However, Laurel Johnson's work is much more than Les Miserables. This is a lovely and painfully dramatic book that--for those of us who love the classic works of literature--will be here when many commercial works of fiction have faded. If you believe in the ultimate triumph of love, faith and friendship, The Alley of Wishes is a book that you should both read and cherish. psychological processes lying behind what their characters do and say... Laurel's characters come alive because of her skill in accurately describing the flow of those psychological processes in their daily lives and the ways they influence the characters actions in differing contexts... It is not possible to read her books without being emotionally and psychologically moved by the stories she tells. She understands, and helps readers understand and feel, the impact of those vital psychological processes in giving meaning to life.

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About the author (2006)

Laurel Johnson is a retired Registered Nurse. She is also the author of The Grass Dance, The Alley of Wishes (Dandelion Books), and Color of Laughter, Color of Tears, co-authored with Stephen R. Sulik. In addition to writing, Laurel is a literary reviewer for several online and hard copy journals. Laurel's website is www.laurel-johnson.net.

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