- Paperback: 266 pages
- Publisher: Penstemon Publications; 1st edition (November 1, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0996881905
- ISBN-13: 978-0996881906
- Package Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.6 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,387,435 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Family Time Paperback – November 1, 2016
Mim Neal's book, Family Time, is an inventive tale that weaves itself around the idea of a parallel universe. Mim's female ancestors materialize from antique frames and become the village she desperately needs to see her through. Family Time is a well put together story that makes you long for that conversation you never had with your dearly departed. --Olivia Lowe, Loveland Historian and Columnist
Neal has discovered a totally delightful way to be haunted by her ancestors and entertain readers with those spectral encounters, while wrestling with personal tragedies of the kind we all encounter on our journeys through life. She may have just created a new genre: fantasy memoir! --Gary Raham, prize-winning author/ illustrator
Family Time is a thought-provoking, beautiful, and hopeful story -- humorous in just the right weight to maintain a balance against the hard and painful. Each character is developed carefully and clearly enough to allow the reader to know them and to know Mim through them. What a fabulous construct. It made me wonder if it was all real! --Karen Brock, author, poet, editor
About the Author
Writing for publication since she was in middle school, Mim Neal published a memoir, Tree Lines, after retiring from the Parliament of World Religions (in Cape Town) and Rotary International. In addition to writing a blog she maintains a website where she highlights other work such as articles, essays, and sermons. Family Time is a fantasy memoir imagining her interaction with female ancestors.
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To discover the answer she traced her own DNA back 12,000 years to a woman who lived in the famous Paleolithic caves in Spain. She went there, walked through the caves and saw their paintings that depicted what was mystical and important to their lives then. Thus Mim made it easier for me to think of thousands of decades ago.
Mim used her own nine female ancestors, great grand and grand mothers and aunts, to examine her own life in a unique and compelling way. Exploring their families relationships, religious beliefs, and what those women experienced over three decades lead her to deeper questions.
She is a fine, creative writer and used writing to deftly discover the cause of her own emotional turmoil tha