New Old World

Rated 5.00/5 based on 2 reviews
What happens when a headstrong, almost-forty photojournalist pulls the plug on her comfortably creative life and buys a one-way ticket to the Old World? It’s not a pretty picture as Ticonderoga Fox grapples with professional doubt, a stormy love affair, a reproductive crisis, and other challenges to her long-cherished autonomy. When a late bloomer finally comes of age, things can get complicated. More

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About C. D. Stowell

C. D. Stowell is a writer, editor, and photographer who lives in Portland, Oregon. Having pulled up her East Coast roots and moved west in the mid-1970s, she spent the next decade living and working on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in Oregon. Her book about the Warm Springs people, "Faces of a Reservation,” won the Oregon Book Award for Creative Non-Fiction in 1988. After using her skills in various educational and non-profit settings, she devoted herself to her family and began writing fiction. "New Old World" is her first novel, and she is currently working on a prequel. Ms. Stowell’s fiction expresses her passion for geography and culture, particularly a deep connection to America’s first people and an unapologetic Francophilia. You can communicate with the author via her blog at newoldworld.com.

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Reviews

smiely reviewed on March 6, 2019
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New Old World takes you into the life of Ti, the main character, with imagery and almost tangible descriptions of places, situations and the other characters. You will feel that you are right there as she relates her experiences and feelings about them. Regardless of your age or gender, you will gain insight into what this middle aged woman is going through and you won't want to put the book down as she reveals her artfully spun story.
(reviewed 3 years after purchase)
Alan St. John reviewed on March 10, 2017

This novel is a page-turner! Cynthia Stowell is an excellent writer with a lively, entertaining style. Because the main female character named Ti spends a good portion of the story traveling through fascinating sections of the planet, the vividly descriptive prose never allows the plot to drag. Now I want to go on a bicycle tour of lovely Guernsey Island! It's top-notch word-smithing, perfectly complimented by the author's artful photography.
(reviewed 47 days after purchase)
Henry Millstein reviewed on March 9, 2017

This is a brilliant, absorbing, and moving work of fiction. Stowell's story of a 40-something woman struggling to come to terms with her past and her future rings true to the experiences of women I know. The style and narrative construction are innovative, but they work—they draw you into the protagonist's mind and soul. When I finished, I had to sit for quite a while reflecting on my own life. Highly recommended, especially for those willing to let fiction challenge their life choices.
(reviewed 85 days after purchase)
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