Love Atop a Keyboard: A Memoir of Late-Life Love

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Mascot Books
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6.11 X 9.0 X 0.39 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author
Janet Silver Ghent, the daughter of a New York publishing executive, grew up in a house full of books, and was determined to write some herself. With two degrees in English--a bachelor's cum laude from Oberlin and a master's from the University of Michigan, plus study at University of Glasgow--she considered herself doubly unemployable.
Nonetheless, she became an award-winning journalist, writing features for San Francisco Bay Area newspapers. Now semiretired, she is a columnist for J. The Jewish News of Northern California, where she was senior editor. Janet lives in Silicon Valley with her husband, an engineer-inventor-baritone. They sing together in three chorales and travel worldwide. At home, they enjoy time with their four children and eight grandchildren. A self-described haphazard gourmet, Janet grows her own herbs and takes pride in her pesto.
"Warm, funny, and smart, Love Atop a Keyboard takes the reader on a breezy journey through decades of the writer's life. Each chapter is a delightful morsel, to be savored with a laugh and, sometimes, a sigh of recognition." --Sue Fishkoff, journalist and author of The Rebbe's Army and Kosher Nation
"Janet Silver Ghent has written a memoir that is candid, vulnerable, instructive, and a 'travelogue.' She captures the essence of her subject and reels us in with her extraordinary writing. Her story is an inspiration and a guideline--a
testimony--to finding a Second Act in the Book of Love."
--Susan RoAne, keynote speaker and author of How to Work a Room
"With plenty of humor and heart, Janet Silver Ghent chronicles a true-love story that readers will root for, and she gives hope to those who may fear it's too late to find their perfect match."
--Karla Kane, contributing writer and former arts and entertainment editor, Palo Alto Weekly
"With snappy journalistic style and a refreshing adherence to truth, Love Atop a Keyboard brings a solid story with a happy ending--a perfect read to understand an era when women played the roles expected by society and men just played around. With great sensitivity, Janet Silver Ghent has examined and recorded her past, reproducing the discoveries, disappointments, and final decisions that have paved her road to an inspiring, joyful life." --Sylvia E. Halloran, memoir-writing facilitator, editor, and poet