Edith Sharpe takes the No. 9 bus every morning to the insurance agency where she works in the English coastal town of Bogmire. She cares for her invalid mother, Ruby, a quarrelsome woman who hasn't a kind word for anyone, especially Edith. The one thing that brightens Edith's life is her occasional trysts with her mild-mannered, married lover, Edwin Meach.
Author Reading - Brenda Foster
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 7:00pm
Please join Green Apple Books on Tuesday, December 3rd at 7:00 pm for a debut reading of All Passengers, a novel about love, healing, and the power of family and friendship by Tiburon author Brenda Foster. Stay after the reading to talk to Brenda and enjoy refreshments.
In All Passengers, we meet Edith Sharpe, who every day boards the No. 9 bus for her job at the Shield Insurance company in the English burg of Bogmire. Every night she’s at home caring for her invalid mother, cantankerous Ruby, who has nothing good to say about anyone, Edith included. In between the routine, Edith’s trysts with married lover Edwin served as a balm for the monotony of her predictable existence—until that predictability suddenly ends, and Edith finds herself face-to-face with the truth of a secret long concealed. How she copes with that revelation will forever change her life and her world. Trained as a nurse and midwife, in author Brenda’s hands the characters in All Passengers not only come alive, they delight us—they’re characters, all right, in every sense of the word, like Jimmy Jack, for 30 years the owner of the Bogmire newsstand and proud of it. “I’m me own man, in me own place."
“All Passengers, the story of a young woman’s painful journey to self-discovery in a working-class English town, crackles with authenticity, wit, and understanding." — Abby Wasserman, San Francisco Bay Area author and artist
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Published: Rattlestick - June 14th, 2013