PEGGY RAMBACH

 
The Lons

Cover painting and illustrations:
Pat Keck www.patkeck.com

Cover's graphic design: Manuel Zelaya

Strange things are growing in Leonard Slinket’s watermelon field. They are as light and small as wiffle balls, turn smooth and warm, dark, yet luminous, and their vines beat with a pulse. So begins The Lons – short for waterme-lons – as Slinket, his younger carpenter-friend, John Bigby, and science teacher, Lydia Rice, set out to discover why they are here, and what it is that they want – or else, says Leonard, “all hell’s gonna break loose.” Who knows if the lons are good or bad? But there’s no doubting their power and their beauty, their need for each other, and the mystery of their existence. In this story of love, adventure, loyalty, and connection, we come to find that the lons are not much different from us.

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Amazon.com

Barnes and Noble

Powell Books

 

The author will have reading appearances on the following dates:

October 22 – Porter Square Books, Cambridge MA 7:00 p.m.

October 24 – Andover Bookstore, Andover MA 7:00 p.m.

October 29 – Riverrun Bookstore, Portsmouth, NH 7:00 p.m.

November 19 – Flint Library N. Reading, MA 7:00 p.m.

December 5 -- Memorial Hall Library, Andover MA 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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About Books by Peggy Rambach: Fighting Gravity, All That Matters, Seeds of Lotus, When Animals Leave

Fighting Gravity

Peggy Rambach's novel Fighting Gravity is now available in paperback! And, for the first time, Fighting Gravity is also available for the Kindle. The New York Times writes of the book, “…[Rambach's] prose is wiry, deft and piercingly descriptive; she gets well inside emotional events while keeping her detached regard unruffled.”

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Also available in paperback

Fighting Gravity

Fighting Gravity, a novel
Steerforth Press

Set in New England and Alabama, Fighting Gravity begins as an exploration of the complexities of love between an older man and a younger woman, and ultimately raises larger questions of human connection, commitment, faith, marital and parental responsibility, and the nature of fate.

"Fighting Gravity is a tough, sad, angry, scary and ultimately very touching story about the disintegration of a marriage, the mutilation of love, and the pain that life inflicts upon us and that we inflict upon one another. This is a splendid piece of writing."

Tim O’Brien, author of The Things They Carried

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All that Matters

All that Matters
The Paper Journey Press

All That Matters is an anthology by writers whose lives were changed by cancer. These eleven diverse essays celebrate life’s simple pleasures, complicated relationships, periods of despair, and moments of grace; and they illuminate the human capacity to draw from hardship, enduring wisdom. Written under the guidance of Peggy Rambach, this collection of memoir is a unique resource for healthcare professionals, cancer patients, survivors, and their families.

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The Paper Journey Press

Seeds of Lotus

Seeds of Lotus
The Paper Journey Press

Seeds of Lotus emerged from Peggy Rambach’s writing workshops for Cambodian and Vietnamese immigrants, refugees, and their children, to illustrate in their own words, the devastation of war, the experience of relocation, and the next generation’s challenge to define its own identity. A comprehensive historical and human record, Seeds of Lotus is timely proof that despite humankind’s capacity to commit unfathomable acts of brutality, we are also, and will always be courageous, generous, adaptable, and resilient.

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The Paper Journey Press

When The Animals Leave

When The Animals Leave
Ampersand Press

A chapbook of four short stories.

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Photo credit: Madeleine Dubus

Author, Peggy Rambach, runs creative writing workshops in community education settings for the Healing Arts in health care, correctional facilities, ESL programs and immigrant support centers as well as offering assistance with lesson plans in professional development presentations for middle and high school teachers. She teaches memoir writing in medical schools as part of the curriculum in Narrative Medicine and Medical Humanities. Ms. Rambach is conveniently located for teachers, students and participants from throughout New England including the Vermont (VT) cities of Bennington, Burlington and Montpelier, the Maine (ME) cities of Portland, Gardener, Kennebunkport and York, the New Hampshire (NH) cities of Portsmouth, Concord, Manchester, Dover, Nashua and Rochester, the Massachusetts (MA) cities of Boston, Newburyport, Amherst, North Hampton, Salem, Beverly, Lawrence, Lowell, Haverhill, Gloucester, Plymouth, New Bedford, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Marblehead, Rockport, Hyannis, and Falmouth, the Rhode Island (RI) cities of Providence and Newport and the Connecticut (CT) cities of New Haven and Hartford.