Journeys Through France and Life (Paperback)

By Glenda De Vaney

Journeys Press, 9780615660875, 306pp.

Publication Date: March 23, 2013

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Month-long trips to France twice a year - that was the life Until real life intervenes and everything changes. Come on a journey through France with the author and her husband, eating delicious cuisine, seeing fabulous sights, mixing it up with the French. Stay on the journey as a crisis reveals that her son from a previous marriage has schizophrenia, and that her husband is not only unsympathetic, but something more. Travel with the author as she faces her fears, and finds a way back to her true self. Through her experience, others may find insight regarding dark corners of their own lives. She puts a human face on the stigmatized illness of schizophrenia, while sharing her love of France, where she finds frustration, humor, and joy.

About the Author

Smitten with France, Glenda de Vaney has traveled there over thirty times to photograph chateaux, gardens, villages and whatever is beautiful. She presents slide shows on France and sells framed pictures. The author is a former volunteer for the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and an advocate for those suffering from mental illness. She is also an avid table tennis player who strikes fear in her opponents' hearts, or at least wishes she did. Glenda lives in a historic home in a suburb of San Diego with the younger of her two sons."