​​The second volume in the Normal Family trilogy explores father-and-son betrayals while using flashbacks and multiple points of view to reveal the humor and pain of family life. 

"This book is superbly written, and glows with warmth and intelligence."

                   Teresa Stepping, Author 

Where to Buy?  Always in stock at BookBaby as Mail Order Trade Paperback. Also from Amazon, B&N, and indie bookstores. Bookstores can order from Ingram and libraries from Baker & Taylor. Please ask your local bookstore to order from Ingram. Thank you!

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NEW! The concluding volume of the trilogy features several courageous octogenarians pursuing their dreams. ​Family and friends gather on a remote Maine island for Henry's 80th birthday. Will a hurricane ruin the event? A novel about redemption through love.

Get Yourself a Normal Family.

Volume Two . . . 

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Volume Three . . . 

Volume One . . . 

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This funny first volume in the Normal Family trilogy takes place over four consecutive holidays in the 1960s among a dysfunctional family in decline.

"The book has tender moments surrounded by hilarity."

                  Record Courier (OH)    

Feeling Downtrodden? Read Don Trowden​!

​​"She preferred to burn her bridges before she got on them."

-- ​Henry's mother in Normal Family


A partial facsimile edition of an original daybook from  the various artists, musicians, and writers who summered on the Isles of Shoals artists' colony during the Victorian Era. The model and precursor to the famous MacDowell Colony. Artwork, musical notations, and poems from Childe Hassam, Edward MacDowell, Helen Keller, Celia Thaxter, and many more.

"Provides a fascinating look at an important time  period in American arts."     

             Allen Lacy, from The New York Times