Jennie Lance is participating in our book signing at the OLLI Authors’ Day, March 7th from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM. Location: California State University, Fullerton, Pollak Library. For more information click HERE.
In The House of Tomorrow, a memoir by Jennie Lance, she delves into the mysteries and beauties of Arabia, and explains why Muslims hold on to their faith and customs even when faced with opposition. Married for ten years to a Middle Eastern charmer, she embraced the Palestinian culture to solidify her marriage. The characters and situations are real. Jennie tells her story with candor and some regret, and it eventually becomes a testament to the survival of the human spirit. One key message is this: To vilify all Muslims for the actions of others is outrageous. If someone like Jennie can overcome a tragic situation and still proclaim this truth, then this statement is a reality.
Writing in all forms has been a cathartic release for me, and I have grown dependent on the benefits it offers. Poetry (The Poems of Jennie Lance)especially has been a way for me to focus on thoughts that seemed to be out of control. When I write poetry, I am forced to concentrate on what I would say in each chosen word and then discover a way for the words to rhyme. If I can identify the feeling, then I can face the reality of my emotion. It then becomes a way for me to heal, as has all the writing that I do and did before. The poems included in this edition were written during the time of my memoir. They were a significant key to help me understand what I was experiencing at the time.