J. Peter Cobb's Debut Novel Celebrates the Heroism of Everyday Care

Cobb's "To Alice" speaks to the tribulations faced by caregivers as they navigate an increasingly personal practice
BARRE, Vt. - Sept. 28, 2021 - PRLog -- At what point does a caregiver become too involved in their patients' lives? That question stands at the heart of "To Alice", the debut novel by J. Peter Cobb set to release January 12, 2022 through TouchPoint Press of Brookland, Arkansas. As COVID cases in the United States continue to rise, "To Alice" speaks towards a group facing greater responsibility and financial strain in their efforts to uphold societal health: home health and hospice caregivers. As a director for 33 years in the trade association for Vermont's 10 Visiting Nurse Associations, Cobb was continually inspired by the heroism behind simple care. In writing about home care agencies, Cobb hopes "To Alice" will also contemplate the delicate boundaries between patient and caregiver.

"The boundary between providing compassionate care and getting too involved with a patient is often blurred, especially for home care and hospice aides who work with their patients week after week for months, sometimes years," Cobb said. In striving to understand these boundaries, "To Alice" works to celebrate caregivers navigating steep conflicts in a society increasingly impacted by illness and isolation.

About the Book
Protagonist Alice Hammond is a troubled soul. She dropped out of medical school when one of her professors made it too stressful for her to stay. Now she works as a home health and hospice aide in the fictional town of Providence, Vermont. She is a wonderful aide, the quality of her work is high and her patients love her. But she tends to become too involved with them. She has made their lives her life, a problem both for them and her.

All readers can discover the dignity and grace behind simple hospice care in "To Alice" on January 12, 2022 at https://bit.ly/ToAlice. "To Alice" will be available from major book retailers in eBook ($4.99) and paperback ($15.99). Wholesale from Ingram and TouchPoint Press.

About J. Peter Cobb
Peter Cobb was the executive director for thirty-three years of the VNAs of Vermont, the trade association that represents Vermont's Visiting Nurse Associations. Cobb lives in Barre Town, Vermont with his wife Cindy and their two cats. To Alice is Cobb's first novel.

About the Publisher
TouchPoint Press is a traditional publisher of fiction and nonfiction. Our staff is comprised of professionals whose collective experience in publishing, editing, journalism, design, and marketing set the stage behind our growing list of published titles. We are proud to work with talented authors and strive to be as innovative and energetic as possible from acquisitions to promotion before and after publication.

For interview and review requests, please contact Jennifer Bond at media@touchpointpress.com.

Jennifer Bond, Media Liaison for TouchPoint Press
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