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Jane Pinel’s first book, The Picnic Basket published in 1983. Her memoir, Dolly: Her Story published in 2014.

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Dolly: Her Story – Book Synopsis

Two-line summary

A totally engaging story focusing on the life of one woman whose life represents the drama and turmoil of the entire 20th century and the challenges of starting over.

Medium Summary

Although this is the true story of one woman, it speaks to everyone who has ever faced the challenges of starting over again – whether because of leaving one’s homeland, loss of family, loss of home or loss of financial security. It is a testament to hope, strength, determination and how to survive with grace, dignity and love of family.

Longer synopsis

Dolly’s life spanned the history of the 20th century, from farm life to the walk on the moon. The second child in a family of ten children, the death of her mother and father launched her from a tiny farming village in northern New Brunswick, Canada, to the streets of Boston. She trained to be a nurse, was involved in World War l, the Spanish Flu Epidemic, the financial Crash of 1929, the changing world of women, and World War ll, all while trying to honor her commitment to her dying mother to “please keep my children together.”

A gripping story of courage, hard work and love of family.

About the book:

Dolly: Her Story
by Jane Pinel
ISBN: 9781495439926
Paperback: $12
Kindle: $8.99

Available through bookstores and at Amazon.com in paperback & Kindle editions.

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The Picnic Basket - Book Cover

The Picnic Basket – Book Synopsis

Two-line summary

The Picnic Basket is a well written guide to any kind of picnic and the pages are full of unusual suggestions of entertaining, picnic style.

Medium summary

From Picnics for One, to Occasion Picnics this book leads the reader through a description of Picnics of Love, Spectator Picnics, Backpack Picnics and Theme Picnics, offering suggestions for How to Choose your Guests, Getting Ready, Settings, Equipment, Wines and other Beverages, and wonderful recipes for each type of picnic.

Longer synopsis

Picnics are a wonderful solution to the things that sometimes hold us back from entertaining when we would like to. No worries about how your house looks, no house cleanup afterward.

From Picnics for One, to Occasion Picnics this book leads the reader through a description of Picnics of Love, Spectator Picnics, Backpack Picnics and Theme Picnics, offering suggestions for How to Choose your Guests, Getting Ready, Settings, Equipment, Wines and other Beverages, and wonderful recipes for each type of picnic.

The Picnic Basket is a well written guide to any kind of picnic and the pages are full of unusual suggestions of entertaining, picnic style.

Quote from the book: “One day we impulsively called two friends and said, ‘Get your backyard ready! Dress in your fancy clothes. We’re coming with an elegant picnic, crystal glasses, soup tureen, the works.’ “

Who could turn down an invitation like that?

About the book:

The Picnic Basket
by Jane Pinel
94 pages
ISBN: 978-0915909001
Paperback: $10

Available at Amazon.com and at galleryatwellsweep.com

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