© 2022 FriesenPress, Inc. All rights reserved.

The 'Starting Out' Years cover

1. eBook Edition
  • EPUB format
  • MOBI format
  • PDF format
2. Paperback Edition
  • Standard Color
  • 132 pages
  • 5.5 x 8.5 inches
3. Hardcover Edition
  • Standard Color
  • 132 pages
  • 5.5 x 8.5 inches

women and careers, education, life planning, career paths, multigenerational, decision making, independence

The 'Starting Out' Years
by Charlene Brown

This collection of short stories follows six generations of young women choosing their paths in life. Influenced by those who came before them and the changing world around them, these young women discover how the unexpected can affect even the best-laid plans.

Inspired by the author’s own experiences and those of the women in her family, this autofictional account explores life-planning for young women from 1898 to present day and beyond, including all the shocking, and sometimes catastrophic, complications along the way.

The end of high school marks a turning point in the lives of young women. This book reminds women of all ages that, with endless possibilities in an unpredictable world, ups and downs are inevitable, and how we handle them makes all the difference.

Charlene Brown photo

CHARLENE BROWN is the author of CounterEspionage Disinformation for Beginners, Plein air Painting, The Fine Art of Physics, and Inventing the Future with Computer-generated Clean Energy Haiku. The ‘Starting Out’ Years was inspired by the lived experiences of girls in five generations of her family, plus a near-future sixth generation. Charlene lives with her husband in Victoria, BC.


Charlene Brown

What People are Saying

eBook $2.99 eBook $3.99 Paperback $8.99 Paperback $11.99 Hardcover $17.58 Hardcover $22.99
FriesenPress Editions

Support our self-published authors and buy directly from FriesenPress. All Prices shown are in US Canadian Dollars.

Other eBook Editions

This book is also available in eBook format from these sites.

Learn how you can self-publish your own book with FriesenPress.

Download Publishing Guide