The Olive Picker by Kathryn Brettell
A memoir

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"Delivering inspiration as well as entertainment, The Olive Picker is deserving of a spot on the bookshelf alongside such popular memoirs as The Glass Castle and Running With Scissors."
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More than a memoir, The Olive Picker is a touching experience brimming with strength and triumph. Facing a horrific attack, a resourceful nurse must summon her wits or lose her life. In this brave and shocking memoir, the author masterfully guides us through the pivotal points of her life, from an abusive upbringing that destroys her self-confidence, to the wreckage of an ill-conceived marriage, and onto a defining moment, full of grace and mercy, which gave her the wings to become the conquering and triumphant phoenix she is today. Kathi's story is a heart-wrenching testament to the endurance of the human spirit. Beautifully portrayed, The Olive Picker will grab you by the soul and hold you captive to the very last page. "A gripping read, deceptively playful at times, this brave book is a stark reminder that truth is often stranger than fiction." - Vibha Malhotra, author and founder of Literature Studio
 

About Kathryn Brettell

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The Olive Picker is Kathryn's first book. She has previously written Solitaire, a short story that was published in The McGuffin magazine in 2006. Her short stories Hot Lips and Runners were both accepted for online publications in 2005 and 2009 respectively. Kathryn splits her time between India, Singapore, and Colorado, and writes stories about her frequent travels. One of those posts, Naked Guy, was published in her hometown Colorado newspaper, The Mountain Connection, in 2013. Kathryn is very happily married, pursuing her lifelong love of writing, and enjoying life. She hopes, through her writing, to help people who find themselves in situations of abuse, wherever they are in their journey.
 
Published May 2, 2015 by Jazz Dog Press. 271 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction
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on May 02 2016

"Delivering inspiration as well as entertainment, The Olive Picker is deserving of a spot on the bookshelf alongside such popular memoirs as The Glass Castle and Running With Scissors."

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