The Burgundy Briefcase

The Burgundy Briefcase

by Roberta Burton

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Overview

After the death of her husband, Lee moves forward with her life-or, so she thinks. Instead, she finds herself repeating the same mistakes with Frank that she made in past relationships.

While working on her doctorate, she learns about those old patterns and begins to understand her relationship is a sham. Her progression through the doctoral program is threatened by double messages and false promises. She must respond by confronting her professor and Frank's bizarre behavior. Are they connected? What does it all mean? Will she get what she wants or what she needs?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781502465993
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/02/2014
Pages: 322
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Roberta Burton began devouring books the day she learned to read. Burton holds a master's in clinical psychology and a doctorate in marriage and family therapy. Both degrees provide her with interesting characters. Before returning to college, she was a bank teller, one of the Navy's first ward clerks, girl Friday for an airport aviation company, and Secretary/Treasurer of an architectural firm. She is currently a member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) and continues to take classes to improve her writing. Other interests include award-winning watercolors, martial arts healing, and alternative health medicine. She continues to be a voracious reader.

"For me, writing is not a choice. It is my purpose."

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
[ I received this book free from the publisher through NetGalley. I thank them for their generousity. In exchange, I was simply asked to write an honest review, and post it. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising] “I returned to graduate school because I trusted that if I could know enough, I would be safe. Instead, I met my enemies, and they are my old beliefs. And the meanings I make under their influence.” This is a strange book. Well written, but strange. With a background much like the protaganist, my own education, and recovery could parallel hers. However, I'm not so sure I wasn't watching a bit of a train wreck. Lee, divorced twice and widowed too young, is a true example of Imago: marrying someone much like your parent(s). A brilliant student, she hides behind her abilities, and only after connecting with an old friend does she begin to see her life unfolding without her intellect crowding out her emotions. With her friend George, she not only sees with clarity, she begins to find herself, possibly for the first time. The author, a therapist herself, has written a "grande drama" of a book that readers will connect with viscerally.