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DECEMBER, 2017 TAKE BACK THE MEMORY By: Augustine Sam The Plot: Paige Lyman, an accomplished psychiatrist, is on the verge of mad- ness, but she doesn‟t know it yet. The madness begins when she gets it into her head to write her memoirs. It had all begun with a simple act of love. And love, for her, was a blond-haired Irish boy named Bill, but when Bill abandoned her for priesthood, the world around her collapsed. Seized by a different passion— vengeance—she seeks her proverbial pound of flesh in the beds of various priests…. But that is before she meets Stern W., a medical researcher who sweeps into her life like a hurricane and marries her. They live happily ever after until he dies in a helicopter crash and she discovers the startling truth about who he really was. An Excerpt: Standing quite still, her arms akimbo, her eyes fixed at a point above Diane‟s head, she struggled to breathe. Suddenly, her mind came alive with psychiatric lessons she‟d never taught. It became cluttered with a cache of case studies about the long forgotten sexual woes of her patients. A list of ordeals. A fascinating chain of erotic activities away from home. Battered women who‟d never denounce the brutes. Jilted lovers. Hardened whores. Sexually deprived housewives. Subdued mistresses, who‟d rather stay awake past midnight to clean up their drunken stud‟s vomit than lose housekeeping money. Husband justifiers hiding their swollen lips for the sake of the kids. Nursing mothers spanked for feigning a headache when there was an urge that couldn‟t be tamed. Husband snatchers. Unfaithful brides. Gorgeous women taking on the boss to keep the job. Gold diggers. And all the lessons married couples were yet to learn. ***** Amazon Review by Grady Harp: “Like the cheery whisper of an admirer after a heartbreak.” Available in Print and E- Book At: Amazon Author Contact Info: Prices: Print: $12.00 E-Book: $2.99 Length: 255 Pages Website Blog Book Trailer Facebook Twitter Amazon Author Page Biography: Augustine Sam is a journalist by profession, a novelist by choice, and a poet by chance. A bilingual writer and an award-winning poet, he writes, not only hard news but literary works as well. Fascinated by the written word even as a kid, he fell in love with poetry the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once. He was the winner of the Editors‟ Choice Award in the North America Open Poetry Contest and a finalist in the International Book Award Gala. His poems have been published in international antholo- gies, including Measures of the Heart and Sounds of Silence. 24 4