Sophie Mill Tells Her Story in THE WOMAN IN THE DISTANCE
According to author Sophie Mill, there comes a time in every woman's life whereby she has a deep need to write her story. At 45 years of age, the timing was correct for her to put pen to paper and ink her own tale and, in the process, grow, learn, mature and understand her responsibility to herself - the responsibility to stand up and be fearless. With her book, "The Woman in the Distance," Mill proclaims to the world that, "this is me and I am happy with the outcome!"
This very witty and emotional artist takes the reader on a wild ride of creative thoughts weaved in a narrative that is emotive, hilarious, tearful and heartbreaking. They join the author, who is "The Woman in the Distance," as she travels the world, from London to New York, Greece to Sydney, regaling in the adventures of a bubbly city girl who eventually settles down with her reclusive farmer husband in the Australian outback.
This is no mere travelogue, but the confessions and struggles of a woman dealing with being bipolar, who has spent most of her life hiding who she really is in order to be accepted socially, emotionally and physically. It portrays a beautiful woman who hid herself away for years, painting and writing, before finally emerging to find life, light and her true self. This is her journey of self-discovery, also showing how she found true love and maintained a deep and fulfilling marriage with a man who prefers the silence of the land. It is a life he loves, but even then, Mill avoids the fairy tale "happily ever after" ending, for she is greeted by new challenges when she finds this life isolating and lonely. The adventure, and the author's search, thus continues, and through all this, Mill aims to leave her readers in awe, wondering what just happened to them after emerging from a breathtaking and refreshing experience.
"The Woman in the Distance" is for readers who themselves feel that hard to define distance in their lives, the distance from society, the distance from the constant calls to be peaceful, calm, wealthy, perfect, politically correct, in order with one's emotions, good looking, and a whole other host of demands that leave so many people cracking at the seams as they live life on the fast lane. It is profound in its ability to connect with those suffering in today's society, for the author captivates readers' daily lives and turns its arduousness into one creative story of brilliance and inspiration, subtly uplifting even the heaviest of hearts.
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About the Author
Sophie Mill has led a productive, passionate and creative life with solo exhibitions in Australia, Italy and the USA. Sophie has two children and has been married for sixteen years. She now lives in Newcastle, Australia working as a full time contemporary artist and writer, and escorts painting and writing group tours to Bali, Indonesia.
The Woman in the Distance * by Sophie Mill
Reflections of Unsettled Seasons
Publication Date: April 16, 2014
Picture Book; AU$64.99; 224 pages; 9781493133741
Picture Book Hardcover; AU$84.99; 224 pages; 9781493133727
e-book; AU$4.25; 9781493133734
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