A Book of Hot Tea With Lemon & Sugar to Enhance Sensibilities

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Linda Kortemeyer’s new book educates and inspires in the ideal rhythm of life

Linda Kortemeyer’s new book educates and inspires in the ideal rhythm of life.

Linda Kortemeyer’s memories start with her being a fearless adventurer with her friend Berta in Chicago. It is the first piece in the puzzle of memories that leads her to find answers for the unsolved questions in her life. Spilling the Beans Over Tea is a leisurely re-examination of life and inspiration. Ms. Kortemeyer concentrates on those seemingly innocuous memories in everyday life. She reminds us how the tartness of lemon mixed with sweet sugar enhances the cup of tea. So our lives are enriched and made perfect as we experience those sweet and sour moments of our journey.

So it is with the author’s prose narrative. The rhythms are sedate and the tone genteel. These reflections are a continuation of Kortemeyer’s first book Spilling the Beans Over Coffee. Though spilling out anything might mean telling secrets from the past, readers will find that her “secrets” or the stories of the past she brings out might hew close to the general experience of a generation. And after a few afternoons with her lovely stories, readers will find that life does get better.

Philosophical shelter and religious comfort, the book neither seeks fame nor glory but its level. It is water that speaks of life. It is a brook whimsically gurgling over the well-trod garden. The patterns Kortemeyer comes up with are as warm and comforting as a good book, a good drink and the comfort of one’s bed on a cold night.

This book will be featured at the 2012 Michigan Reading Association Book Exhibit in Grand Rapids, Mich. on March 9-11, 2012; the 2012 Florida Library Association on April 18-20, 2012; and at the Pennsylvania Library Association Book Exhibit in Gettysburg, Pa. on October 1-October 3, 2012.

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About the Author
Linda Smith Kortemeyer earned her BS in Education from Northern Illinois University and an MPA degree in 2007 from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. She is a member of an honorary society at Drake University, Pi Alpha Alpha, and received special recognition for promoting literary from the Bi-State Literacy Council in 2002. One of her earlier poems was published in Fields of Gold from the National Library of Poetry. Some of her community service included an officer position for the local chapters of American Association of University Women, International Association of Administrative Professionals, Church Women United, and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.

Spilling the Beans Over Tea * by Linda Smith Kortemeyer
Publication Date: July 22, 2011
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 138pages; 978-1-4628-4809-6
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 138 pages; 978-1-4628-4810-2
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4628-4811-9

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