Gift of the Suitcase



When I graduated from college I received a large, gray suitcase and a round-trip ticket to work in France the summer before I started teaching. The trip changed my life forever. Travel to France taught me more than how to speak French.

You meet a co-worker, Christine. I introduce you to the baggage handler in Calais and the railroad clerk in Nice. You hear from the doctor who attended medical school in Switzerland in 1947 to help us understand how quickly we forget atrocities. My family makes a brief appearance. The return trip to Central France takes you through scenic beauty and inspirational situations.

Unexpected events, such as divorce, illness, and deaths change our lives. Flexibility, faith, and friends help us through hard times. As we travel through life we find new, meaningful ways to cope.

You can purchase the book through my website or Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. The e-book is available for your Nook or Kindle and other distribution sources. Read the reviews. It’s a great gift for those in transitions.

Let me know how the book impacts you. Better yet, write an Amazon review to encourage others to read the story. Word of mouth is the best way for people to discover my book. You do not have to purchase the book from Amazon to write a review. Share the good news. Losing baggage is not always a loss. Bon voyage!