Born in Tucson, Arizona, Marlene Dotterer lived there until the day she loaded her five children into her station wagon, and drove north-west to the San Francisco Bay Area. Since then, she has earned a degree in geology, worked in nuclear waste, run her own business as a personal chef, and now teaches natural childbirth classes. She writes, “to silence the voices,” obsessed with the possibilities of other worlds and other times.
Her website is www.marlenedotterer.wordpress.com.
on Dec. 15, 2011 :
From a farm in Vermont to a spaceship wedded to an asteroid, Amy and her daughter Elaine embark on an adventure that explores the grief and healing after the loss of a husband and father. There is a hint of lost love regained when Amy and Pablo, a Peruvian friend from fifteen years before, meet by chance, and a new beginning when Amy and Elaine decide they would like to live on a farm in the natural area on the aptly-named spaceship-asteroid, the Rachel Carson. A good read, full of suspense and sharp mother-daughter interaction.
(review of free book)