Of Bliss and Granted Wishes

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Of Bliss and Granted Wishes is a true story. To avoid a nursing home, Sam and Sophie Foster ask a family (mother, father, three children, and a dog!) to move in with them. Filled with humor, compassion, undying love, and a determined refusal to give in to decrepitude and Sam’s loss of memory, their story is proof that “the heart that has truly loved never forgets.” More

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About H.D. Greaves

How about a story, a joke, a quip, a witty remark? H.D. Greaves, who lives in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, where he was born and raised, can give you all of those, as he does his good friends all the time. Indeed, he is well known for his outrageous sense of humour. Although he has travelled extensively, his island home has always held a special place in his heart. Now in his seventies, he continues to write new novels and short stories, as well as regaling his friends with his whimsical comments. He sings too! (To which his friends, with rolling eyes, say, "Oh, God, help us!")

Six of his books are now on Amazon Create Space Print on Demand hardcopy, for all readers who prefer holding a book in hand rather than reading ebooks via an ereader such as a Kindle or a Kobo or a Nook. These books can now be purchased in hardcopy through Amazon:

MANDRAGORA - A Ribald and Irreverent Tale from the Italian Renaissance, has, since its publication as an ebook on Smashwords, has gained thus far five excellent reviews (on Amazon/Kindle), as well as a fine critique on The Podler Review of Books. An outrageous satirical comedy, it continues to delight readers with its wit, sexual situations, and sleazy characters.

OF BLISS AND GRANTED WISHES - A True Story Told as a Novel, is about aging and an ageless love, and yes, it's all true.

THE NARRATIVE VOICE - Nine Intriguing Stories and a Novella: The Witch of Tabaquite, is proof that with perseverance (and not a little luck), it is never too late to create and to succeed.

POONKY DOODLES - A Novel of Growth and Survival.

DRAMATIS PERSONAE - Poems of Comedy and Tragedy, a book with a wide variety of poems

SEVEN PLAYS - A collection of plays - one acts, full-length epics, all suitable for all ages, comedies and melodramas.

Available on Smashwords are his plays as individual playscripts:

ATASCADERO! and INCIDENT IN A DUCKYARD are unusual adaptations of stories by Hans Christian Andersen.

Other plays are GNATWING! - A Farce for Clowns, THE FIREBIRD, DISAGREEMENT IN EDEN, and the ever popular RUMPLESTILZKIN.

H.D. is currently working on another novel: CLIZIA – A Tale of Scandalous Surprises, based on an Italian Renaissance comedy by Niccolò Machiavelli.

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Reviews

Review by: Carol Berger on March 22, 2013 :
Of Bliss and Granted Wishes is a story of lives undimmed by Alzheimer’s. Far from maudlin or depressing, the story, which traces the lives of Sophie and Sam before and after he is stricken with the disease, is a story of love, hope, and commitment. It is a trip back in time to the decades of the 30’s on through to the start of the new millennium that most readers will relate to, as this most eccentric couple experiences not just themselves and the America of the time, but the world at large. Rife with humor as well as serious introspection, Of Bliss and Granted Wishes is a well-written book with one of the greatest first lines I’ve ever read: “There is something wrong with Sam.” It draws you in from those first words of Sophie’s until the most unexpected and satisfying ending, with the author very successfully juxtaposing the immediacy of Sophie’s diary entries with flashbacks to the past. What is most amazing is that this novel is based on the lives of two real people that the author knew. A wonderful and life-affirming read!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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