The South has always played an integral role in Elizabeth Flock's life. Though raised in Connecticut, Flock spent her childhood visiting grandparents and other relatives in her father's native Texas, soaking in the rich Southern tradition of storytelling and lore. By the time she turned eighteen, the draw of the South was too difficult to resist and she enrolled at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Soon after graduation, Flock began her career in print at Vanity Fair magazine. Then it was on to San Francisco, where she reported for Time and People magazines. While at Time, she wrote several cover stories, including one about the fiery 1993 siege at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas. After five years of print reporting, Flock was drawn to television. Soon she was anchoring and reporting at a 24-hour cable network and writing for the NBC-affiliate news station. But New York beckoned, and following a freelance assignment she was hired by CBS.
Elizabeth Flock's first novel, BUT INSIDE I'M SCREAMING, a fictionalized account of a journalist's fight for sanity, was published by MIRA Books in 2003. The author lives in Chicago with her husband and two stepdaughters.
A sad story but told with gentle humour and hopefulness. Henry Powell feels responsible for a family tragedy that happens when he is seven years old and spends the rest of his life trying to make amends for that, but has he let opportunities pass him by in a bid to stop his family from unravelling? Well crafted characters and beautifully written.
In twenty-first-century India, tradition is colliding with Western culture, a clash that touches the lives of everyday Indians from the wealthiest to the poorest. While ethnicity, class, and religion are influencing the nation's development, so too are pop culture and technology-an uneasy fusion whose impact is most evident in the institution of marriage.Love and Marriage in Mumbai introduces three couples whose relationships illuminate these sweeping cultural shifts in dramatic ways: Veer and Maya, a forward-thinking professional couple whose union is tested by Maya's desire for independence; Shahzad and Sabeena, whose desperation for a child becomes entwined with the changing face of Islam; and Ashok and Parvati, whose arranged marriage, made possible by an online matchmaker, blossoms into true love. Elizabeth Flock spent close to a decade getting to know these couples-listening to their stories and living in their homes, where she was privy to marital joy, inevitable frustration, dramatic upheaval, and whispered confessions and secrets. The result is a phenomenal feat of reportage that is both an enthralling portrait of a nation in the midst of transition and an unforgettable look at the universal mysteries of love and marriage that connect us all.
Al mismo tiempo mordaz, agridulce y conmovedora, Emma y yo es la inolvidable historia de una nina adorablemente precoz y de su determinacion de recomponer los fragmentos de una vida hecha anicos. En muchos sentidos, Carrie Parker es como cualquier otra nina de ocho anos: le gusta sonar despierta, teme ir al colegio y fantasea con lugares lejanos. Pero ni siquiera su imaginacion puede cerrar la puerta a las realidades de su misero hogar de Carolina del Norte, o ayudarla a proteger a su hermana pequena, Emma.A veces dolorosamente ingenua, a veces pragmatica, Carrie ha quedado marcada por la muerte de un padre al que adoraba, por el desapego de su madre y la violencia de un padrastro alcoholizado. Mediante la invencion de una asombrosa via de supervivencia para Emma y para si misma, confia en trasformar su vida en algo parecido al mundo de los cuentos que atesora.Pero cuando el plan de su hermana para escapar de casa se frustra, sus vidas dan un giro imprevisto... y un instante perturbador da paso a una verdad insoportable.Narrada con la sencillez y el candor del punto de vista de una nina, Emma y yo es un vivido retrato de una dolorosa perdida de la inocencia, un espiritu inquebrantable y un increible coraje: una historia que encontrara resonancias en lectores de todas las edades y bagajes."e;Tremendamente conmovedora"e;Kirkus Reviews"e;Cautivadora. Fascinante. Llegaras a la ultima pagina y querras volver al principio. Elizabeth Flock es una autora a la que no se debe perder de vista"e;Bookreporter.com Recomendado? Si, claro que si. Vas a encontrar sufrimiento, mucho sufrimiento pero tambien ese cruel mundo visto a traves de los ojos de una nina. Y el final es sorprendente, sin duda lo que menos esperas.