Soothing wounds to Soothing Words
The Downbeach Current , October 2, 2003, Janet Garraty
school nurse pens first novel
Linwood----In the nurse’s office at local schools, far away on cruise ships and at summer camps, during her monumental decision to leave a bad marriage and become a single mother and throughout her subsequent remarriage, Toni Rich, has watched life and took notice of its joys and sorrows. Now, in a newly published book entitled, “They Stay the Same,” the Atlantic City native has put some of those observations into the journey of three generations of families battling prejudices, not just from the outside world but from inside the confines of their own relationships. It is her first book.
“It’s a feeling story. It shows people that we’re basically the same. They just wanted to be loved and accepted,” said Rich of the characters in her book. The new author says while the characters are fictional the circumstances in which they lead the reader are very real.
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