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The Second Mrs. Price

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Drama of the Mind Propels Contemporary Novel by LA Author

LONG BEACH, CA (March 5, 2018) — Selene Price, the principal character in The Second Mrs. Price (Lagoon House Press) is a woman driven by obsession—for her husband’s brother.

“Like so many women these days,” said author Toni Fuhrman, “Selene is fighting for her place in the world—the outside world and the world of personal relationships.”

Throughout this contemporary/mainstream novel, Selene is continually examining her thoughts, her motives, and her actions. This “drama of the mind” propels the narrative forward. It enables the reader to understand Selene’s mixed emotions, her divided loyalties, and her overwhelming attraction to Griff, her brother-in-law.

Will Selene disregard her own scruples and risk everything—the security of her marriage and the husband she still loves, her career, her home—for an elusive man she passionately desires but who may leave as suddenly as he turned up?

Here is a brief passage from the novel:

Why the brother? she asked herself. They share the same last name; they emerged, bloody and enraged, from the same womb. There’s something similar in the stacking up of the features, the way the ears fit snugly against the head; but how at odds they are, otherwise. Alex so solid, so grounded, so cocksure of himself; this other one so tentative, so unsettled, perched on his chair as though waiting for, expecting an alarm—a signal to flap his wings noisily, heavy and awkward as he lifts himself up and flies away.

“We all know women like Selene—or we are Selene,” Fuhrman said. “We go into battle every day of our lives and—often bloody, bruised, but determined to prevail—we learn how to take care of ourselves, how to protect our unique inner core.”

Toni Fuhrman grew up in a small Ohio town—the fictional setting for her novel. Both The Second Mrs. Price and Toni’s first novel, One Who Loves, are intensely personal explorations of intimacy and obsession within the context of strong family ties. Toni lives in Los Angeles and is working on her next novel. She publishes personal essays on writing and reading at tonifuhrman.com.

REVIEWS:

“A compelling tale woven from the eternal conflict between our need to belong, to be rooted, and our desire to escape those bonds and follow our passions.” (Judith Kirscht, novelist and author of The Camera’s Eye)

“An intriguing view of life, of knowing one’s self, and of love within, without, or in spite of marriage.” (Mary Trimble, novelist and author of Maureen)

“Dramatic, intimate, clear-eyed, incisive. Once you’ve spent time with Selene, Alex, and Griff, you’ll not only understand these people, you’ll fully believe in their lives.” (Holly Prado, poet and author of Really Truly: Autobiographies)

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For information, review copies, and media interviews: info@lagoonhousepress.com

 

One Who Loves

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LA writer Toni Fuhrman’s One Who Loves a deliciously ironic novel about friendship and frustrated love

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 15, 2017) — Local author Toni Fuhrman’s first novel, One Who Loves (New Libri Press), has been released and is available in print and ebook editions. One Who Loves is a literary/mainstream novel about friendship and frustrated love — with a twist of irony and humor.

ONE WHO LOVES follows the life of Liz Keenan, a young woman passionately in love with the man who loves her best friend. Liz settles down with another man, and the two couples form an unlikely but lasting friendship. Together, they confront crises and upheavals—but can they confront the emotional turmoil simmering just below the surface? Relationships teeter on the edge of disaster in this deliciously ironic, intensely personal exploration of friendship, frustrated love, and the saving grace of compassion.

“One of the many pleasures of One Who Loves is the writing itself…” (Cecilia Woloch, poet and novelist)

“The novel’s power lies in the grace and delicacy of Toni Fuhrman’s prose…” (Judith Kirscht, novelist)

“A captivating read…complex and believable characters.” (Mary E. Trimble, novelist)

Toni Fuhrman is a novelist, essayist, and sometime poet. She spent much of her life in the midwestern area, including Ann Arbor, Michigan—the setting for One Who Loves. She lives in Los Angeles, where she is working on her next novel and publishing personal essays on her website. Her novel can be ordered at bookstores, as well as online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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