Kate Hancock Releases ‘The Baggage Car: A Journey of Remembrance’

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Book tells story of painful relationships and a family who tries to come to terms with a love one’s impending loss

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Maxi Shelton is home to care for her ailing grandmother when her estranged mom arrives with unclear intentions, but is it too late for reconciliation? Readers will find out in Kate Hancock’s book titled “The Baggage Car: A Journey of Remembrance” (published by Archway Publishing). For more details about the book, please visit https://www.amazon.com/Baggage-Car-Journey-Remembrance/dp/1480863793.

Kathleen Doyle guides and nurtures Maxi through the maze of adolescence and young adulthood. Unfortunately, Kathleen has suffered a stroke and Maxi has come home from college to act as health care advocate for the woman with whom she has lived since she was 14.

Maxi, although terrified at the thought of losing her grandmother, is determined to honor Kathleen’s wishes. Her high powered, but emotionally repressed mother, Laura, has other ideas. Laura and Maxi spar with each other while Maxi’s Aunt Rose tries to broker a tentative peace agreement between her sister and her niece. As the family tries to come to terms with their impending loss, a compassionate nurse suggests a pathway to reconciliation that sends all three women on a life-changing journey of remembrance.

“The Baggage Car: A Journey of Remembrance” hopes to prompt readers to think about the people they love and have loved in their lives and be more conscious of the wonderful memories they have stored away. It aims to encourage their family members to share their stories before they are lost as well as help parents and children realize that they can never fully understand what it is like to walk a mile in the other's shoes and to be mindful of that inability when they judge each other, as they surely will.

“The Baggage Car: A Journey of Remembrance”
By Kate Hancock
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 246 pages | ISBN 9781480863774
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 246 pages | ISBN 9781480863798
E-Book | 246 pages | ISBN 9781480863781
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Kate Hancock is the author of “Windswept” and “The Roses on the Wallpaper.” She is also the lyricist and co-book writer of two musicals with composer Richard B. Evans: “The Hero of Ballyduff” and “So Nice To Come Home To.” She was previously a fourth grade teacher.

Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has teamed up with Author Solutions, LLC, the leading self-publishing company worldwide, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kind, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach his or her desired audience. For more information, visit http://www.archwaypublishing.com or call 888-242-5904.

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