New Novel Demonstrates Power of Human Spirit

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Florence Mae Brentano debuts with ‘The Recycling of Joan’.

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Florence Mae Brentano marks her debut in the world of literature with the release of her book, “The Recycling of Joan” (published by Xlibris). In her first novel, Brentano tells the story of a woman on a quest to make her dreams come true, the risks and rewards that gave meaning to her journey.

In “The Recycling of Joan”, readers will follow the title character, Joan, as she attempts to realize her dreams. The journey ahead is filled with love, loss, struggles, successes, testing Joan’s faith and fortitude. This story, is not just a tale of a woman who dared to overcome great odds, it also renders in rich storytelling the indomitable human spirit, the complexities of human relationship and the power of love.

Brentano wrote “The Recycling of Joan” back in the 1970s but it was only recently that she rediscovered the manuscript. Like the protagonist of her story, she decided to also pursue her own dream of becoming an author.

“The Recycling of Joan”
By Florence Mae Brentano
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 346 pages | ISBN 9781503567252
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 346 pages | ISBN 9781503567269
E-Book | 346 pages | ISBN 9781503567276
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Florence Mae Brentano holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University. She was encouraged to write by professor and author Don James, her long-time confidant and companion. She was instrumental in growing a large family garbage service business in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. Brentano currently lives near the lovely Mill Creek in Stayton, Oregon, with her daughter, Molly Jo Carr. She has 10 children and numerous grandchildren.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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