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Three Part Invention, a Novel Paperback – Sep 15 2009

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  • Paperback: 382 pages
  • Publisher: Open Sea Press (Sept. 15 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0578029944
  • ISBN-13: 978-0578029948
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 544 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,247,347 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Judith Laura's Three Part Invention is a compelling story of mothers and daughters, the conflicts in their relationship, and their efforts to help one another. Three Part Invention is highly recommended as a moving and emotional novel...."
Midwest Book Review

"I was engrossed in the characters and wanted to continue reading....Judith Laura is quite good about getting into the heads of three very different women, at different times in their lives and gives us a good sense of the time they live through....I would not hesitate to recommend this book."
Naomi Graetz, author of Silence is Deadly

"By the time I was a third of the way through, I found myself admiring the way Laura is able to use distinctive "voices" for each character, including the two who are first presented to the reader as children, and how world events have peripheral effects rather than directly driving the action. Half way through, and I wanted to keep reading to find out what was going to happen next. . . . I knew it was a good book because when it ended I wanted more."
The Beltane Papers

"This is a beautiful story, well written and sure to please."
Readers Favorite

"A beautiful narrative about three generations of women -- fellow musicians will love it in particular."
E L Song,

"Fabulous book....This novel is engrossing. I highly recommend it. "
Marie Logan,'s Listmania!

"A good story...well written"

.."..Judith Laura's novel, Three Part Invention, runs the gamut of emotions; a child's confusion challenges the world of religion and prejudice; a mother's pain and self-doubt lead to depression....As a non-Jewish reader, I was fascinated by the details of Jewish life...But Beth grows up and now it's college life, music, racial integration, coffee shops, the Committee for Human Rights (and the question of whether it's a Communist front) that fill the pages. Looking at prejudice from many different directions, and history from the vantage point of someone living through it; listening to traditions and music, and growing accustomed to the different voices of this novel's protagonists; feeling the winds of change blow through the pages; Three Part Invention tells Ali's story in three parts, building her from her family up, and leaving the reader on the stage as the future begins."
S. Deeth (Sheila Deeth), Vine Voice Reviewer,

About the Author

Three Part invention is Judith Laura's first published novel. Her second novel, Beyond All Desiring, is recipient of 3 awards. She has also won awards for her books on Goddess spirituality, Two of these 3 books are of mixed genre. She has gathered meditations from her first two Goddess books into an audiobook, Goddess Guided Meditations, which she narrates. Her poems have appeared in many print and online journals. Among the publications in which her short stories have appeared are: Poetica, So Dark So Deep, Gemini Books' Jetstream line, HLFQ, and the anthology Hot & Bothered 3 (Arsenal Pulp Press 2001). She was born in Brooklyn, NY, and grew up near Trenton, NJ, where she graduated from Ewing High School. She received a B. S. in Journalism from Ohio University.

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