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Grey divorce, defined as a divorce for people over fifty years-old, is a big issue right now as the rates of it are climbing. In this novel, the author reveals the main issues and causes of grey divorce through the vehicle of a fictional support group.
“I knew that I wanted to write about grey divorce, in particular, because of the statistical rise for that demographic. I wanted to focus on women in the hope that my observations would resonate for both sexes. Women would see themselves in my observations, and men would understand grey divorce from the female perspective.
In my case, I attended a divorce support group and found it helpful. Support groups are not for everyone, but for this novel, it was a convenient way for me to express the concerns of a diverse group of women. The leader of the group is a composite of my support group leader, and of many therapists I met professionally throughout the years. The members of the group are also a composite of real and imagined people and circumstances.” (Author)
Publishing date: March 26, 2021
Paperback: 158 pages
Dimensions: 6 x 0.36 x 9 inches
Susan L. Pollet lives in New York City, and has been an attorney for over forty years, primarily in the area of family law. She has published over sixty articles on varied legal topics, including family and criminal law. She was President of the Westchester Women’s Bar Association, Vice President of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, Executive Director of Pace Women’s Justice Center, Director of the New York State Parent Education and Awareness Program, and a prosecutor. She is also a published author and artist. In 2019, her first novel was published by Adelaide Books, New York/Lisbon entitled Lessons in Survival: All About Amos. She created the collage for the book cover. In 2020 Adelaide published her novels Through Walter Lens and Women in Crisis: Stories From the Edge. She painted the portraits for the covers. In 2020 Adelaide published her first children’s book, Juliette Rose’s Dream of Becoming, which she wrote and illustrated. Three of her short stories were published in Adelaide’s literary award anthologies in 2019, 2020 and 2021, respectively.