Chosen Forever

A Memoir

By Susan Richards
(Soho Press, Hardcover, 9781569474921, 278pp.)

Publication Date: June 2008

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the July 2008 Indie Next List
“Susan Richard has written a sequel to Chosen by A Horse, her wonderful memoir. Her new book relates how the publication of Chosen totally changed her life, connecting her to friends and family from whom she was estranged, and to a man who became the love of her life.”
-- Nancy Olson, Quail Ridge Books & Music, Raleigh, NC
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Indie Next List Highlights 2008
“Susan Richard has written a sequel to Chosen by A Horse, her wonderful memoir. Her new book relates how the publication of Chosen totally changed her life, connecting her to friends and family from whom she was estranged, and to a man who became the love of her life.”
-- Nancy Olson, Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC


Description
"Richards reflects on how rich life becomes when one travels her own best path. . . . Richards writes more courageously than she perhaps realizes, and each page of this uplifting book will touch a chord in everyone who enjoyed her first book."--"Booklist "
"Charismatic. . . Engaging writing by an honest self-explorer."--"Kirkus Reviews"
Praise for "Chosen by a Horse"
"An inspired story of what family means, and what the loss of one can do to us, and for us."--"The Boston Globe"
"An incredibly moving story, beautifully written and insightful."--"The Roanoke Times"
"Two kindred spirits find each other in this beautifully written memoir."--Temple Grandin, author of "Animals in Translation"
When Susan Richards adopted an abused horse rescued by the local SPCA, she didn't know how Lay Me Down's loving nature would touch her heart--and change her life.
Susan, a writing teacher, had lost her mother at the age of five and been abandoned by her father to uncaring relatives; she had endured an unhappy marriage ending in divorce and had self-medicated for anxiety and repressed anger with alcohol. For more than a decade, she aspired to be published, but it was only with the memoir she wrote to honor Lay Me Down that she achieved this goal.
The book led to a book tour, in the course of which Susan reconnected with family and friends. But even more joyously, at the second reading on her tour she met the man who had sold her his house twenty-four years earlier, a world-famous photographer, Dennis Stock. And they fell in love.



About the Author
SUSAN RICHARDS has a BA in English from the University of Colorado and a master's in social work from Adelphi University. She lives with her husband, Dennis Stock, and their beloved gang of four dogs and one Siamese cat. She is the author of the best-selling memoir Chosen by a Horse.


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