Poet Denise A. White Delivers First Novel

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Debut novel explores natural world

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The Goose and The Crone (published by AuthorHouse) by Denise A. White tells the life stories of Elizabeth Washburn and the injured goose moored to her lake. As both creatures nurse wounds, fresh and old, an unlikely bond is formed. The book parallels their lives during each of the four seasons of one year.

Elizabeth loves her home in the northern Wisconsin lake country. For years, she has been living in the cabin she built with her late husband. Long widowed, she maintains the place by herself through long hours of backbreaking work. But, she is not getting any younger, and the pulls of loneliness are getting stronger. The goose, wounded by a hostile flock after her migration south, stays behind at the lake adjacent to Elizabeth’s cabin to nurse her wounds.

Influenced by Native American customs and folklore, White pens a story chock full with the realities of the natural world. Calling to mind the work of naturalist-poet Mary Oliver, White paints a handsome yet arresting portrait of the joys and pains of living. And when adversity strikes her main characters, White takes a unique and striking turn towards the conclusion.

About the Author
Denise A. White is a published poet from White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Originally from upstate New York, she has spent extensive time enjoying and writing about nature and studying Native American culture. Many of her poetic works are inspired by these passions, including her poem, “The Goose” upon which her first novel, The Goose and The Crone, is based. “The Goose” was originally published in the “Voices of the Heartland” anthology. White has also been recognized as an Editors’ Choice Poet Scholar by the International Library of Poetry for her poem “White Buffalo Calf Woman.”

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse will celebrate 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit authorhouse.com or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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