Valerie’s reluctance to bond with people suited perfectly for her job as a Deceased Patient Coordinator in Lawrenceville Regional Hospital’s social services department. So, when her boss told her to start a weekly trauma support group, she despised the idea. Still struggling with her past, she did not feel qualified to run such a group. Yet, this trauma group brought an elevated sense of justice inside of her, so much so that the professional boundaries blurred after each meeting.
Then, to her delight, Jacqueline Hendersen offered Mara a position as her assistant at Greystone Realty. Although Jacqueline was one of Chicago’s top realtors, she was not satisfied. Her ambition to become the Top Producer of the entire city of Chicago resulted in an excessive workload on Mara. Even though the hard work swamped Mara, it was nothing compared to the confusion that Jacqueline’s sketchy work ethics caused. Soon, she realized that Jacqueline was doing more than just bending the rules to get to the top. Shortly afterward, Mara learned that being a realtor was more than buying, selling, and earning a commission.
Body Language – Short Stories by Marylee MacDonald is a collection of twelve fascinating tales. All I Have is one of the stories that made a deep impression in my heart. When a woman felt that a homeless man was following her, she clutched her purse close to her heart. Her suspicions peaked when he began making small talk with her. Initially, she assumed that he would ask her for money. However, he made no such suggestion.
Written by Neal Cassidy, The Final Weekend: A Stoned Tale allows the readers an entry into the lives of a group of college friends (Harry, Justin, Clarence, Trent), their weed dealer (Shroeder) and his girlfriend, their professor (Goodkat), two best friends (Courtney and Ling-Ling), and the Grandma. With the boys entering into their adult lives, their bachelor pad is taking its last breaths. Instead of whining about the imminent change, the boys decide to celebrate their last weekend with weed, alcohol, girls, pranks, and fun stories.