Foreign Places

by Carol Huebner



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 30/11/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 248
ISBN : 9781728334592

About the Book

Karen is surviving coming of age as a member of a rather dysfunctional family. Her parents are gradually becoming alcoholics as they struggle to deal with her father’s career changes, their son’s failures, and a move first to a prestige life in Canada followed by a return to California. How to deal with a dejected brother who seems to be squandering his life? Why is Karen’s mother unable to face the reality of her situation? And how is it that Karen is able to succeed amidst the sometimes depressing situations that develop around her? Occasionally the author fast forwards to give the reader perspective. Does Karen’s family ever become like the normal families she encounters around her?

About the Author

Born in Portland, Oregon, Carol Huebner graduated from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon and obtained her Masters degree from Claremont Graduate School. She taught high school and college English for thirty-one years before retiring from high school district administration in 1998. Through much of that time she wrote articles, made conference presentations, and wrote a weekly newspaper column called “Grace on Wheels.” Like her mother, Carol was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. This illness eventually landed her in a wheelchair and she convinced her husband to retire by promising to accompany him while he studied in China, where she once again took up teaching, this time volunteering to teach English as a second language to a few eager Chinese students. She continued to write extensively and it was there that she passed away in 2018. Her other two novels, Mara’s Scrapbook and Searching, are also published by Authorhouse.