Tara Richards is approaching forty. The thought fills her with dread. She is unhappy with her job as a rehabilitation nurse and disenchanted with her marriage, but lacks the courage to make a major life change. When her best friend Lisa disappears, Tara's life is thrown into turmoil. Has Lisa jeopardized her sobriety by going on a drinking binge or has she been harmed by her partner who has a history of battering? Lisa is her rock, her confidant, and her reality check. Tara can't live without her. She joins a massive search to look for her friend in conjunction with the police, her colorful women's collective, and a twenty-four-year-old man whom she finds particularly captivating.
Straight and Narrow explores diverse themes such as female friendships, addiction, midlife crisis and unrequited love. With pathos and humor, the story delves into the inner world of a quirky and likable Canadian woman whose life is about to be irrevocably changed by her best friend's disappearance.
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About the Author
Originally from New Jersey, Sigrid Macdonald currently resides in Ottawa, Ontario. She has been a manuscript editor and freelance writer for a number of years. Her works have appeared in The Globe and Mail newspaper; The Women's Freedom Network Newsletter; the American magazine, Justice Denied; The Toastmaster, a publication of Toastmasters International; and She Magazine. Her first book, Getting Hip: Recovery from a Total Hip Replacement, was published in 2004. Be Your Own Editor, a guide for writers and students of all ages and stages, followed in 2010. Macdonald is a social activist with a special interest in the seemingly disparate issues of women's rights and wrongful convictions. She is a public speaker and the owner of Book Magic, a company that evaluates and copyedits manuscripts. She also belongs to the Editors' Association of Canada, The Center for Inquiry and the Association in Defense of the Wrongly Convicted.