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Local Author Rose Gordy - Sat Aug 27 Book Signing at Black Bear Wine & Words at Deep Creek Lake, MD
Rose will discuss her six books including her autobiography, "The Green That Never Died: A Convent Memoir of the 50s ad 60s" - Event goes from 2-4pm
By: Rosewords Books
"The Green That Never Died" follows one woman's journey in becoming a nun and finding herself. After entering the convent at age 18, Rose Gordy grew up within the confines of the Roman Catholic Church and the dictates of the Holy Order. While the world was undergoing radical transformation in the 1960's, she was effectively sequestered and remained innocent of the sins of a tempestuous America. But revolutionary events, from JFK's demise to the Moon Landings, nevertheless broke through the veil and exposed her to the outside awakening.
Read chapters such as "The Sacred Vow of Chastity," "The Winter of My Final Depression,"
The convent culture changed so slowly that is was like traveling back in time... Through a series of lost letters, profound dreams, insightful poems and key memories, learn how Rose Gordy kept the core of her being green and fertile until one fateful day she decided to rejoin the "World, the Flesh and the Devil."
411 pages with 44+ photos and 70+ poems
Rose Gordy's books are available for purchase at Rosewords.com, where interviews and video trailers of her works can be found. This is the sixth book by Rose of Maryland, following "Adrift in Waking Dreams," "Stairs to the Attic - A Collection of Poetry," "Unsettled Lives - A Collection of Short Stories," "Into The Green Unknown - And Other Science Fiction Stories," and "The Ladies Baltimore," a novel.
Rose Gordy has worn many hats, including dream counselor, speech and debate coach, national workshop facilitator, Mother and secondary English teacher. She currently spends her time in the Mountains of Maryland and on the California Coast. Despite all the changes and challenges of her life, she has continued to dream and to write. In many ways, the process of writing has been her solace and salvation, helping her not only to survive, but to thrive.
Black Bear Wine & Words is located at 93 Fort Drive, McHenry, MD 21541 near Deep Creek Lake. 301-387-7955 - http://www.blackbearwineandwords.com - Born out of a love of wine and books, Black Bear Wine & Words is the premiere location for fine wines and quality used books at Deep Creek Lake. Come and have a splash and immerse yourself in a classic, or even some pulp fiction... "There is absolutely no substitute for good wine, or a good book, for that matter."
"The Green That Never Died" is now available in paperback and can be ordered through the publisher's website: http://www.Rosewords.com, which has the latest information on Rose Gordy's books and other projects. Thank you for your interest.