"The Veranda," A New Novel by Susan LaDue

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Trying to Make Sense of Life from a Jungle Veranda

Fans of fictionalized memoirs will love “The Veranda,” a new novel by Susan LaDue. A woman of a certain age has hunkered down in a rainforest retreat to try to make sense of her life by writing. Jealously guarding her solitude, she writes all day, every day, with only occasional interruptions from her housekeeper, Ana. From the streets of Paris, to the beaches of Cape Cod, to the subway tunnels of New York City, the narrator recreates people, places, events, love affairs, friendships, and business endeavors. As she writes she struggles to elucidate and understand each segment.

But the more she writes, the more she’s distracted by the world surrounding her veranda. At first it’s just the noisy monkeys and the interesting birds, but soon people stop by, and then events pull her in, until she slowly loses the will to resist. In the end, both reader and narrator are engrossed in the seductive minutia of small town Caribbean life somewhere in Central America.

About the Author:
Susan LaDue is an author and freelance writer who lives and works in central MA. She’s an unrepentant dog enthusiast and cheerfully shares her home with a cocker spaniel and a Shetland sheepdog. Before becoming a professional writer, she was a tenured professor at the University of MA, then a human resources manager at a Fortune 100 company. She has a Ph.D. in French from Yale University. In addition to her writing business, Susan owns a dog daycare and grooming business.

If you’d like more information Susan LaDue’s novel, “The Veranda,” or would like to schedule an interview with the author, please call her at 508-393-5403 or email her: susanladue(at)msn(dot)com. To purchase this books online, visit Susan's Amazon page at http://www.amazon.com/Susan-LaDue/e/B008K3M1G0

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