Carole Firstman book front cover

Local author, College Professor (Fresno State, College of the Sequoias) writes a memoir:

Origins of the Universe And What It All Means

My summer reading thus far, an interesting read about Father/Daughter connections & bonds… a favorite, revelatory sentence:  “My father usually omits from his recounting that within days of bringing me home, my baby noises were too much of a distraction to his studies, so he erected a tent for my mother and me in the backyard…”

Carole Firstman jacket bio

An accomplished writer, this local author lives in Visalia!

Carole Firstman book back cover

Praise, above for her memoir…amongst many excellent reviews, such as from the New York Times – A “Strangely dazzling memoir.”

And The Paris Review – “Firstman’s characterization of family dynamics is pitch-perfect. This is a very endearing book…for the curious mind.”

I myself am enjoying finding out about the inner workings of someone else’s life… mine in this summer heat seems utterly boring in comparison!

A description of the book from the inner book jacket:  

Carole Firstman book jacket description

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