Growing into a powerful young woman and artist despite abandonment

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New book “Arrivals and Departures from Normal” confronts the inexplicable and absurd obstacles of life with emotional honesty

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The day she turned 18, she returned home to find all of her possessions boxed up on the front porch and a birthday card with a fifty dollar bill and the words ‘good luck!’ written inside.

“This candid view of the art world from the perspective of an ambitious woman will enthrall, and perhaps frighten, creative audiences,” Foreword Reviews said about the new novel “Arrivals and Departures from Normal.”

Lana Jean Rose, the author, is an enormously successful environmental artist who suddenly found herself unable to practice her art due to physical pain. She turned to writing as an outlet and, in the process of writing “Arrivals and Departures from Normal”, confronted her own inner demons from her past.

“My book is about a teenage girl in her senior year of high school who was emotionally abandoned by her parents, abruptly forced to confront the absurd obstacles of life on her own,” said Rose. “The day she turned 18, she returned home to find all of her possessions boxed up on the front porch and a birthday card with a fifty dollar bill and the words ‘good luck!’ written inside. With no warning, she became homeless and unable to graduate.”

On her own, she scrapes and claws her way through life as she grows to become a vibrant and driven individual, faced with a human need for acceptance and love. In what has been called a “mesmerizing, true-to-life story”, Rose shows emotional honesty about both the intense lows of feeling unloved and the great heights of the human spirit.

For more information, visit http://www.arrivalsanddeparturesfromnormal.com

Arrivals and Departures from Normal
By Lana Rose
ISBN: 978-1-4917-7495-3
Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iUniverse

About the author
Lana Jean Rose is an acclaimed environmental artist who has received grants from many notable foundations such as the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller, Zellerbach, and the Walter and Elise Haas Foundation. She has exhibited throughout Europe and the United States. Rose’s true passion is writing.

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