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Monday, September 16, 2013
Memoir Review: After the Fire: A Memoir in Poetry and Prose by J.A. Jance
usual fare one has come to expect from this best selling suspense
writer, After the Fire is a small book that opens up a portal
to the personal life of J.A. Jance. Before she made it as a
bestselling author, Jance struggled with a bad marriage, To maintain
her sanity and deal with the unhappy relationship she wrote poetry
which she kept hidden away until 1984.
year before her debut as a novelist, Jance published this little
volume which chronicled the death of her marriage to an alcoholic who
was abetted by her own unwitting denial and co-dependence while she
tried to find herself.
in paper and as an e-book, this candid account of the author’s
emotional journey will be appreciated by those who have experienced a
similar situation. It is the author’s hope that her story of love
destroyed and the struggle she engaged in to rise from the ashes of
that destructive relationship will inspire others. She writes,