EIF is excited to announce the forthcoming publication of Barbara Harris Leonard’s debut poetry collection: Three-Penny Memories: A Poetic Memoir. The book, which is due for release on 15 October 2022, tells the story of the author’s changing relationship with her mother through a series of logically connected narrative poems.
About the Author
About the Book
The theme of the book is summarised by the author as follows: “Can a daughter help her mother navigate the progression of Alzheimer’s and learn to love the stranger her mother has become?”
She goes on to explain that:
The “container” for the collection is the number 3. In my mother’s last days, I was getting out of the car and saw three shiny new pennies lined up on the hot cement. Mom always wanted me to pick up pennies, but I wouldn’t. I didn’t pick these pennies up either, even though I thought their position and brilliant shine was a possible message. Indeed, she died on the 3rd of April 2016.
Engaging from the outset, the carefully crafted poems contained within this collection touch the heart as they explore the complex and challenging nature of the mother-daughter relationship. It is an honour to be publishing this collection, and I look forward with anticipation to the book’s release. Stay tuned for further updates!
🔥 Ingrid 🔥 ~ you’re on fire!
Thank you David! Lots of hard work, but all worthwhile 😅
Thank you, Cassa!
Ingrid, thank you so much for this beautiful completed cover and book description! I’m delighted to be part of the EIF community and look forward to seeing my book up on Amazon on October 15. Now onto more fun promotional activities. I’m so grateful!
Congratulations Barbara: it is an honour to be your publisher 😊🙏🎉
A subject too close to home for many of us. Congratulations! (K)
Congrats! It’s a beautiful cover! 😍 I look forward to reading!
Thank you Tricia 🥰
Thank you, Tricia!
This is definitely one to look forward to.
Thank you Ken: it will be worth the wait!
Thank you, Ken!
Congratulations, Barbara–and Ingrid! It sounds like a moving book, and the cover is stunning!
Thank you Merril! Barbara made the collage.
Thank you, Merrild!
This sounds like an amazing book! I love the premise and the lovely cover art. <3
Thank you, Jaya!
Thank you Jaya 😊
I’m so excited to read this! What a beautiful cover! Congratulations Barbara!!!
Thank you, Shannon!
Thank you Shannon!
How exciting for both of you! The cover is gorgeous!
Thank you Michele 😊
Wonderful, wonderful. The cover is magnificent. Congratulations to you both, and all my best on this forthcoming book launch! 🤩
Thank you so much Jeff: I can’t believe it’s launch countdown time again 😅
You’re most welcome, Ingrid. I can’t believe it either. 😅 This is sooo awesome. 😁
Congratulations, Barbara and Ingrid, for a book on a very relevant topic. I am sure many people will relate.
My mother died from Alzheimers eight years ago. Spending time with her and doing what I could for her during the last few years of her life was a very rewarding experience. I look forward to reading your new book. <3
You will not be disappointed, Cheryl ❤️
Three-Penny Memories looks to be a trove of excellence, of wisdom, of love! Can’t wait!
Well done BHL & EiF x
Thank you most kindly, NR! x
Congratulations, Barbara and Ingrid! Your hard work is paying off, Ingrid. ❤️
Indeed! Thank you Punam ❤️
You are so welcome. 😊