Diane Lavett’s New Book “Ultimate Concerns” is a Collection of Short Stories Exploring a Myriad of Themes Universal to the Human Experience

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Recent release “Ultimate Concerns” from Page Publishing author Diane Lavett is a compilation of thought-provoking stories that focus on events central to humanity, such as love, the growth of a child, relationships within and between the generations, relationships with God, the humanness of God, finding one’s place in the world, the role of pain in the world, illness, and death.

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Diane Lavett, a genetics counselor in private practice, a professor of genetics with decades of experience teaching at the college level, and a science writer for Strategic Solutios, Inc. who has served as an expert witness in the DNA analysis of crime scene materials in over ninety criminal cases, has completed her book “Ultimate Concerns”: an evocative work of poetic beauty.

Diane writes, “‘Ultimate Concerns’ is a collection of twenty-seven short stories that focus on those states and events of life that are universal and of immense importance. Love, the growth of a child, relationships within and between the generations, relationships with God, the humanness of God, finding one’s place in the world, the role of pain in the world, illness, and death are all addressed by these stories. These stories all take a strong stance. Meaning flows from the importance of what is discussed and from the underlying assumption that there is purpose to all aspects of life. Thus, God has tears in his eyes with the realization that he has made a world in which death occurs yet says “L’Chayim.” A man, pushed to the wall by the circumstances of his life, still insists that there are rules to be followed in life that work. A woman who yearns to be free of the burden of her adult children learns that the burden cannot be discarded.

"Many of the stories are modeled on the Hasidic tale, which tends to be short and humorous while making an important point. Most of the stories make the abstract concrete. “Why?” sits on the desk of a rabbi, musical notes bounce off a person’s nose, pain leaps onto a child and crushes her, chaos originally made by God through error bounces off God’s limitless limits and destroys the universe while he watches helplessly.”

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Diane Lavett’s book is a thought-provoking collection of short stories inspired by the Hasidic literary tradition.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “Ultimate Concerns” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:

Page Publishing is a traditional New York-based, full-service publishing house that handles all the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create - not overwhelmed with logistics like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes, and the like. Its roster of accomplished authors and publishing professionals allows writers to leave behind these complex and time-consuming issues to focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at http://www.pagepublishing.com.

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