Posted by: Through the Eyes of Women | January 25, 2016

January 25, 2016 Host Brenda Starr talks with Linda Sienkiewicz, Author Of ” in the context of Love”, About Family Secrets, Love&Lust

“in the context of Love” is an intensely charged story about family secrets, love and lust.context-3D

Angelica’s first flame wrote her a poem:

You cannot pass from child to adult

without falling into holes of doubt,

broken wheels of trust

and traps of betrayal.

What makes us step back to examine the events and people that have shaped our lives? And what happens when what we discover leads to more questions? In the Context of Love, contemporary fiction by Linda K. Sienkiewicz, revolves around the journey of Angelica Schirrick as she reevaluates her life, and its direction.
Returning with her children from their first visit with her now imprisoned husband, she tries to figure out where it all went so wrong. Can she face the failures and secrets of her past and move forward? Can she find love and purpose again? Her future, which once held so much promise, crumbled like dust after the mysterious disappearance of her first love, and the shattering revelation that derailed her life, and divided her parents. Only when she finally learns to accept the violence of her beginning can she be open to life again, and maybe to a second chance at love.

Linda K Sienkiewicz  attributes her creative drive to her artistic mother, who taught her to sew, and her father, who let her monkey around with the gadgets in his workshop. She is published in fiction and poetry, has a poetry chapbook award, a Pushcart Prize nomination and an MFA in Fiction. Her short stories, poetry, essays and art have been published in more than fifty literary journals, including Prairie Schooner, Clackamas Literary Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Permafrost, CALYX, Rattle, Controlled Burn, The MacGuffin, and A Twist of Noir. Among her awards are a poetry chapbook from Heartlands (Bottom Dog Press) and a Pushcart Prize Nomination. She has three other chapbooks: Postcard of a Naked Man, Dear Jim, and Security. Her MFA is from Stonecoast at the University of Southern Maine.

Linda lives with her husband in southeast Michigan where they spoil their grandchildren and then send them back home.linda-headshot

“Linda K. Sienkiewicz’s powerful and richly detailed debut novel is at once a love story, a cautionary tale, and an inspirational journey. In the Context of Love should be required reading for all wayward teenage girls—and their mothers, too.”
~ Bonnie Jo Campbell, author of National Book Award Finalist, American Salvage, and critically acclaimed Once Upon a River, and Mothers, Tell Your Daughters.

You can hear Bonnie Jo Campbell on THROUGH THE EYES OF WOMEN, Nov.9,2015


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