Christine F. Tomalin’s New Book Explores Life’s Conflicts

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‘An Even Exchange’ delves into the conflicts of life, young love and its consequences when paths cross and values collide.

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In her new novel “An Even Exchange” (published by iUniverse) author Christine F. Tomalin has created a modern, Hardy-esque novel of international relationships and conflicting values.

More than an educational experience is exchanged when Berengaria Barnes, a young, ambitious and independent woman, is selected to study abroad her senior year. All the while, Colin Chapman, a conservative young man planning to have a typical British family and career, learns that life paths can take unexpected turns.

“An Even Exchange” is both topical and experimental. Tomalin touches on many of the important issues of the modern age: the challenges of long distance relationships, the failure to communicate and the lingering effects of the 1970s women’s liberation movement. That she does so in an unconventional format, showcasing both the male and female perspective of events, only adds to the book’s appeal.

“This story is being told from both the male and female perspective simultaneously,” Tomalin explains. “The reader can actually read just the male version of the story and then go back and read the female version of the novel OR read it in the traditional format.”

“An Even Exchange”
By Christine F. Tomalin
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 140 pages | ISBN 9781491714621
E-Book | 140 pages | ISBN 9781491714638
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Christine F. Tomalin, a published poet, spent 35 years as an adjunct professor, counselor and administrator. She holds a master’s degree in education and counseling from the College of New Jersey. She works as a mediator in private practice in New Jersey, where she lives with her husband, Tim.

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