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  • Paperback Edition
    • 978-1-03-916274-7
    • 5.0 x 8.0 inches
    • Standard Color interior
    • 192 pages
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    • 978-1-03-916275-4
    • 5.0 x 8.0 inches
    • Standard Color interior
    • 192 pages
  • Keywords
    • Personal memoir,
    • Retirement,
    • Life writing,
    • Trinidadian writer,
    • Family writing,
    • Parenting,
    • Aging

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For the Love of a Mother, Grandmother, Friend
by Venrah Ali

After retiring, two months into the first COVID-19 lockdown, Venrah Ali saw how our world was immersed in negativity. Doomscrolling, isolation, and increased mental stress had become parts of everyday living. With these ongoing daily adversities, it can be difficult to remember the joys of ordinary life. For the Love of a Mother, Grandmother, Friend is a collection of fifty anecdotes which remind us that pockets of joy exist all around us. With warmth and humour, these stories highlight simple pleasures, the power of community, and reflect on what the future may hold. Even in isolation, we can still connect with one another, and this connection will foster positivity and peace. These stories are bite-sized, perfect for readers looking to pause and dive into a feel-good story. But this is more than a cheerful, easy read. Full of tips on relationships, aging, travelling, and gardening, Venrah shares her passions and insights that will ignite your own.

Venrah Ali is the author of For the Love of a Mother, Grandmother, Friend. Inspired by a serene moment in nature, Venrah started to record stories from her friends, family, and her own life to share with others in the hope of providing a relief from the doom and gloom of the pandemic. This is her first book. When she is not reading and writing, Venrah enjoys spending time in the garden, travelling, and creative arts. She lives in Springwater, Ontario with her son and daughter-in-law. You can connect with Venrah on Instagram @venrahali.


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