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Overheard in Suki’s Diner

Contemporary Women


by
Beth Anne Niemela

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Language: English

Damaged people get each other. When a tragic loss harms her marriage seemingly beyond repair, Lissy Porter seems to have no choice but to find somewhere to hide and heal. She makes the impulsive decision to return to a place where she’d briefly found happiness as a young girl, a summer cottage on Lake Huron in northern Michigan and a hard-to-find waterfall where she and a cousin had once shared a poignant and heart-wrenching moment. Hoping to heal, then go back to her family, Lissy encounters kindness and concern from strangers. In Suki’s Diner, she meets Tom McGarry, a man who, at any other point in her life, she wouldn’t have troubled herself to get to know. Reluctantly, she builds a friendship with him, meeting him every day for lunch. It doesn’t take her long to discover that his wit is as sharp as hers, and his uncanny ability to see through her makes him an ideal, and sometimes maddening, confidant. Still stinging from her husband’s harsh words and hurtful inaction, Lissy extends her excursion and begins to make a new life for herself. In her new town, Pingree, Lissy finds a home as well as a job she loves with a boss she is very anxious to please. She tells herself its temporary, but begins to realize that; maybe, the only problem with her life was that she had been living the wrong one. Lunch by lunch, coffee cup by coffee cup, Tom and Lissy build a profound friendship at Suki’s, When Tom finally shares the story of his deeply troubled past with her, Lissy learns that she is, after all, capable of feeling compassion that she had never before possessed.. The lawyer she works for takes on a client who has endured an unimaginable tragedy. At the same time a family obligation forces Lissy to deal with the cousin whom she had hoped to avoid for the rest of her life. The convergent events serve to shake up Lissy’s life to the point where she has to make a decision. Should she go back to the husband she adores and be the mother her children deserve, or should she stay in the only place she’s ever felt that she belonged– with the first person whose happiness means more to her than her own? To her chagrin, it’s Tom, himself, who will make the choice for her. Overheard in Suki’s Diner is the story of a damaged girl who has grown into a damaged woman, and only finds true friendship and acceptance by letting an even more damaged man into her life. It’s a story about sadness told without sentimentality, but with a great deal of humor. Author Bio: Beth Anne Niemela was born in Detroit, Michigan. She has great affection for her hometown and state, and that affection is reflected in her writing. She is married and has three children. She lives in Dearborn, Michigan. Overheard in Suki’s Diner is her first novel. keywords: Love, Addiction, Grief, Detroit, Michigan, Motherhood, Lawyer, Irish, Cousin, Friendship.

Damaged people get each other. When a tragic loss harms her marriage seemingly beyond repair, Lissy Porter seems to have no choice but to find somewhere to hide and heal. She makes the impulsive decision to return to a place where she’d briefly found happiness as a young girl, a summer cottage on Lake Huron in northern Michigan and a hard-to-find waterfall where she and a cousin had once shared a poignant and heart-wrenching moment. Hoping to heal, then go back to… (more)

Damaged people get each other. When a tragic loss harms her marriage seemingly beyond repair, Lissy Porter seems to have no choice but to find somewhere to hide and heal. She makes the impulsive decision to return to a place where she’d briefly found happiness as a young girl, a summer cottage on Lake Huron in northern Michigan and a hard-to-find waterfall where she and a cousin had once shared a poignant and heart-wrenching moment. Hoping to heal, then go back to her family, Lissy encounters kindness and concern from strangers. In Suki’s Diner, she meets Tom McGarry, a man who, at any other point in her life, she wouldn’t have troubled herself to get to know. Reluctantly, she builds a friendship with him, meeting him every day for lunch. It doesn’t take her long to discover that his wit is as sharp as hers, and his uncanny ability to see through her makes him an ideal, and sometimes maddening, confidant. Still stinging from her husband’s harsh words and hurtful inaction, Lissy extends her excursion and begins to make a new life for herself. In her new town, Pingree, Lissy finds a home as well as a job she loves with a boss she is very anxious to please. She tells herself its temporary, but begins to realize that; maybe, the only problem with her life was that she had been living the wrong one. Lunch by lunch, coffee cup by coffee cup, Tom and Lissy build a profound friendship at Suki’s, When Tom finally shares the story of his deeply troubled past with her, Lissy learns that she is, after all, capable of feeling compassion that she had never before possessed.. The lawyer she works for takes on a client who has endured an unimaginable tragedy. At the same time a family obligation forces Lissy to deal with the cousin whom she had hoped to avoid for the rest of her life. The convergent events serve to shake up Lissy’s life to the point where she has to make a decision. Should she go back to the husband she adores and be the mother her children deserve, or should she stay in the only place she’s ever felt that she belonged– with the first person whose happiness means more to her than her own? To her chagrin, it’s Tom, himself, who will make the choice for her. Overheard in Suki’s Diner is the story of a damaged girl who has grown into a damaged woman, and only finds true friendship and acceptance by letting an even more damaged man into her life. It’s a story about sadness told without sentimentality, but with a great deal of humor. Author Bio: Beth Anne Niemela was born in Detroit, Michigan. She has great affection for her hometown and state, and that affection is reflected in her writing. She is married and has three children. She lives in Dearborn, Michigan. Overheard in Suki’s Diner is her first novel. keywords: Love, Addiction, Grief, Detroit, Michigan, Motherhood, Lawyer, Irish, Cousin, Friendship.

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