Bitter Like Orange Peel

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Product Details

Price
$17.99
Publisher
Vine Leaves Press
Publish Date
Pages
312
Dimensions
5.0 X 0.7 X 7.0 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781925417487
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About the Author

Jessica Bell is a multi-award-winning author/poet and singersongwriter who was born in Melbourne, Australia.In addition to having published a memoir, five novels, four poetry collections, and numerous craft books on writing and publishing, she is also the Publisher of Vine Leaves Press, and a highly sought-after book cover designer.She currently resides in Athens, Greece, with her partner and son, and a pile of dishes that still don't know how to wash themselves despite her consistently teaching by example.For more information about Jessica and her projects, visit, iamjessicabell.com.

Reviews

"A tightly plotted read with fascinating characters, Bitter Like Orange Peel compels readers to unravel the layers of intertwining stories until the shocking core is revealed." Talli Roland, bestselling author "While the title of this book alludes to the fresh citrus, there's nothing sweet about this tale. At the story's heart is a rotten mix of lies, mistrust and lives half-lived. It's a very modern drama that reveals itself like a segmented orange, leaving behind the aftertaste of its zesty but bitter peel." Lily Mulholland, short story writer "Bitter Like Orange Peel IS rapid-fire story-telling through the eyes and mouths of multiple intersecting lives; it IS rough-edged dialogue and internal monologue; it IS soothed with narrative as smooth as poetry; it IS filled with perfect metaphors, uniquely-fitted and thought-provoking; and, it IS a work of art, as much poetry as personality mystery of the multiple characters. Bitter Like Orange Peel is NOT formulaic; it is NOT written from a single point-of-view; it is NOT predictable; and, there is NOT a single one-dimensional character in sight. ... It is a novel of lies and lies about lies abound. It is a novel complicated by those internal and external truths we all conceal from family, and ourselves. It is a novel about family strangers and strange family members. ... Bitter Like Orange Peel will not disappoint." Richard Hartwell, writer and poet "The author did an excellent job of keeping the reader on the edge of their seat, wondering what will happen next. It was hard to put this book down. I kept thinking about the characters and maybe was a little worried about them from time to time. If an author can evoke that sort of reaction from readers, they are a real talent. A very skillful author indeed." Julie Whiteley, book reviewer for ClueReview
A tightly plotted read with fascinating characters, Bitter Like Orange Peel compels readers to unravel the layers of intertwining stories until the shocking core is revealed. Talli Roland, bestselling author of Build a Man
While the title of this book alludes to the fresh citrus, there s nothing sweet about this tale. At the story s heart is a rotten mix of lies, mistrust and lives half-lived. It s a very modern drama that reveals itself like a segmented orange, leaving behind the aftertaste of its zesty but bitter peel. Lily Mulholland, short story writer
Bitter Like Orange Peel IS rapid-fire story-telling through the eyes and mouths of multiple intersecting lives; it IS rough-edged dialogue and internal monologue; it IS soothed with narrative as smooth as poetry; it IS filled with perfect metaphors, uniquely-fitted and thought-provoking; and, it IS a work of art, as much poetry as personality mystery of the multiple characters. Bitter Like Orange Peel is NOT formulaic; it is NOT written from a single point-of-view; it is NOT predictable; and, there is NOT a single one-dimensional character in sight. ... It is a novel of lies and lies about lies abound. It is a novel complicated by those internal and external truths we all conceal from family, and ourselves. It is a novel about family strangers and strange family members. ... Bitter Like Orange Peel will not disappoint. Richard Hartwell, writer and poet
The author did an excellent job of keeping the reader on the edge of their seat, wondering what will happen next. It was hard to put this book down. I kept thinking about the characters and maybe was a little worried about them from time to time. If an author can evoke that sort of reaction from readers, they are a real talent. A very skillful author indeed. Julie Whiteley, book reviewer for ClueReview"