PRAISE FOR GIRL POWER
Teresa Madaleno’s Chronicles of Female Friendships are so compelling that parts will, no doubt, resonate within our own lives. The breadth and depth of each pair of friend’s life tribulations are measured in equal amounts by the unbelievable amount of love and humanity they offer each other in support and truly astonishing acts of selflessness! What a shining example of Girl Power. These stories will radiate off the pages and into your heart!
Jacqueline Thornton – Information Services, Aurora Public Library
The essence of Girl Power comes through loud and clear in each touching friendship that the author introduces. The patience and endurance of ordinary women are tested and sometimes friendships are tested too, but we discover in the long run than taking the time to invest in friends is well worth it. As you follow the women in these chronicles through their trials and triumphs, you can’t help but think of your own friends; the ones who have been in your life every-step-of-the-way and the ones you wished you worked harder to keep by your side.
At times you are led to believe that these women are all alone; abandoned to deal aimlessly with life’s cruel hurdles then suddenly that special friend comes to the rescue, reminding us that true friends do exist. In a colourful and narrative fashion, the author teaches us that friends really can be a true inspiration to each other.
Joanne Sprung – Media Programming Specialist: CTV Television, Global Television, and Telelatino Network.
The theme of woman as an enabler is a familiar one within the context of family, but the author travels farther afield in her exploration of women and their relationships with other women-friends, not family. Through describing critical events in the lives of seven dyads of women within the context of crises, and underscores the concept of strong female friendships in each story.
The narratives capture the readers’ interest and the stories demand the turning of pages. They flow as a river of words.
A terrific psychological narrative!
Marion Gold – Narrative Researcher, Hag and Crone