New Novel Heralds the Arrival of Joyce Bortnick in the World of Literature

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“That’s What You Think” captures both a mother’s struggles to cope with old age and a daughter’s unwavering devotion.

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Author Joyce Bortnick marks her debut in the world of literature with the novel “That's What You Think”. Using her passion and skill with words, Bortnick has crafted a deeply affecting story that captures both a mother’s struggles to cope with old age and a daughter’s unwavering devotion.

Bortnick has always used words to express herself, arranging them to convey something meaningful. Her first novel was inspired by her own mother’s journey into old age. She introduces Sara Ellis, a simple woman with dignity and whose convictions will resound in the hearts of readers. In her younger years, Sara was headstrong and independent so when her daughter, Iris Joy, insists she could no longer take care of herself, Sara fears the worst. What unfolds next is a story that depicts the human spirit as it seeks to prevail over life’s dilemmas and the depth of a daughter’s love.

Heralding the arrival of a stunning new voice in literature, “That's What You Think” is a universal story that reveals how the twists and turns of life can either make or break bonds.

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About the Author
Joyce Bortnick grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, and graduated from the University of Maryland. After college, she moved an hour away, to the suburbs of Washington D.C. She is married, has two children and four grandchildren and divides her time between Florida and Maryland.

That's What You Think * by Joyce Bortnick
Trade Paperback; $19.99; # pages; 978-1-4797-2757-5
Trade Hardback; $29.99; # pages; 978-1-4797-2758-2
eBook; $12.99; 978-1-4797-2759-9

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