About the Book
Cynthia Reyes has done it again.” Picking up from the early days of her recovery from a car accident, as told in her first book, “A Good Home,” she shares in this new book intensely lyrical stories of life with her husband in her historic farmhouse north of Toronto.
You will hear the birds sing, smell the flowers in their lavish gardens, and taste the red currant jelly and other dishes from plants grown on their property.
You will be challenged as the author immerses you in the reality of post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and the courage it takes to live with chronic pain.
And you will say a wrenching farewell to the farmhouse as she opens a new chapter in a life still devoted to creating beauty out of the materials that life serves up to her, be they dark and haunting or light and joyful.
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About the book.
A Good Home is an addictive read, a profoundly emotional book about the author’s early life in rural Jamaica, her move to urban North America, and her trips back home, all told through vivid descriptions of the unique homes she has lived in — from a tiny pink house in Jamaica and a mountainside cabin near Vancouver to the historic Victorian farmhouse she lives in today, surrounded by neighbors who share spicy Malaysian noodles and seafood, Greek pastries and roast lamb, and Italian tomato sauce and wine (really strong wine).
What the readers are saying.
Cynthia Reyes takes the reader on a journey from rural Jamaica to Canada and back. The stories she tells captivate and draw the reader in. While each story is unique to her experience, her messages are universal — love of family, power of misunderstandings, and devastation of illness and death. As a psychologist fascinated by the effects that environments have on people, I was drawn to the central role Reyes gives to the homes in which she lived. From the small pink home in Jamaica to the blue home to the farmhouse in Canada, each home has its own vivid personality. From the excitement of a new home to the heart-breaking decision to leave a beloved home, Reyes took me to places I’ve never been, made me happy to be there, and sad to leave. I loved this book!
A Good Home is a pleasure to read! With beautifully crafted description, reminders of other great books, a sense of adventure and travel from Cynthia Reyes who leaves her beautiful home in Jamaica to make a home in Canada, this book is first about people and next about the precious shelter that allows us to take flights with our fantasy as it says in the book – home. The difference with this well written book is that it reads like fiction and has the story qualities of fiction, however is a non-fiction literary narrative that you will be grateful you discovered.
Buy A Good Home: http://www.amazon.com/Cynthia-Reyes/e/B00F1HTQQ6
About Cynthia Reyes.
Cynthia Reyes has published non-fiction stories in Arabella Magazine, one of the fastest-growing magazines in the United States and Canada, as well as in the Globe and Mail and Toronto Life. Reyes is a former journalist and executive producer with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. More than a hundred episodes of her programs have appeared on network television. She is the winner of national and international awards and acclaim for her work as a television producer, project leader, and public speaker, including the Children’s Broadcast Institute Award and the Crystal Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film and Television. Here is Cynthia pictured with one of the many book clubs who have read her book.
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