ALA Conference Features AN EVEN EXCHANGE
In her new novel "An Even Exchange" (published by iUniverse), which will be showcased at the 2014 American Library Association Annual Conference, author Christine F. Tomalin has created a modern, Hardy-esque novel of international relationships and conflicting values.
More than an educational experience is exchanged when Berengaria Baines, a young, ambitious and independent woman, is selected to study abroad her senior year. All the while, Colin Chapman, a conservative young man planning to have a typical British family and career, learns that life paths can take unexpected turns.
"An Even Exchange" is both topical and experimental. Tomalin touches on many of the important issues of the modern age: the challenges of long distance relationships, the failure to communicate and the lingering effects of the 1970s women's liberation movement. That she does so in an unconventional format, adds to the book's appeal. Each page is designed to be a stand-alone chapter.
"This story is being told from both the male and female perspective simultaneously," Tomalin explains. "The reader can actually read just the male version of the story and then go back and read the female version of the novel OR read it in the traditional format."
The 2014 American Library Association Annual Conference and Exhibition gathers authors, publishers and readers from around the globe. The event will be held in Las Vegas from June 26 to July 1.
"An Even Exchange"
By Christine F. Tomalin
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 140 pages | ISBN 9781491714621
E-Book | 140 pages | ISBN 9781491714638
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Christine F. Tomalin, a published poet, spent 35 years as an adjunct professor, counselor and administrator. She holds a master's degree in education and counseling from the College of New Jersey. She works as a mediator in private practice in New Jersey, where she lives with her husband, Tim.
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