Nashua, NH (PRWEB) October 31, 2013
In "The Lone Cypress: A Portrait of Aunt Phyllis" (published by Trafford Publishing), J. Collins Kerr presents a book of poems – and escapades – which she describes as a revelation about the uniqueness in everyone. "If you look hard enough, you’ll find it," she says.
"The Lone Cypress" is primarily a collection of writings by Kerr’s aunt, Phyllis Reeves. It includes anecdotes from her adventures as an aide in the American Foreign Service in Europe after World War II and as a teacher with the U.S. Department of Defense schools in the Pacific. Kerr also incorporates her aunt’s poetry that reveals Reeves’ feelings toward, and observations of, nature and life.
An excerpt from "The Lone Cypress":
... and Phyllis thought to herself, "Here I am, drinking whiskey and dancing with a man who is an almost total stranger in a night club in Basel, Switzerland, at three in the morning. Not bad for a middle-aged school teacher from California!"
Kerr looks back in time and uses the book to view the world from her aunt’s perspective. She celebrates a life, "as God made each of us unique." Read more about Reeves in Kerr’s "Pensées et Impressions," a full-color collection of French poems.
"The Lone Cypress"
By J. Collins Kerr
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 234 pages | ISBN 9781490707983
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 234 pages | ISBN 9781490707969
E-Book | ISBN 9781490707976
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
About the Author
J. Collins Kerr received a B.A. in English education from Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore., and an M.B.A. from Babson College in Wellesley, Mass. Her writing has appeared in Business Week, Hardcopy and various industry publications for the high-tech world. She is an investment professional in the financial industry, living with her husband, daughter and dogs in New Hampshire.
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