Author Event: Paloma A. Capanna - Nearly Fifty

There was a time I would not have lit a fire, if there wasn't a man at home to tend to it. That worry wore off long ago, out of need. -Capanna One friend and then another commits suicide. Her partner has a heart attack. She comes face-to-face with a wolf in the wild. Her rescue dog bites her in the face. Her past intrudes in ways it can't be changed. Life is messy, and what, really, do any of us know about how to live it? Nearly Fifty is a collection of essays, written in real time, through which Paloma A. Capanna explores how she tried to make thoughtful decisions in the midst of chaos in order to keep moving forward in the pulse of her life. It is the story of everyone who faces decisions that can only be made based upon the available information at the time and the bits of wisdom collected over time. Even when there is no perfect solution, she illustrates the importance of making a choice with which one can go on living.


Author Bio:

Paloma A. Capanna writes because words are as necessary to life as air and water.  A civil rights lawyer by profession, in her personal writing she frees herself and her readers from the rules that would otherwise inhibit the sharing of words as we actually experience them.  She lives in Upstate New York.  This is her first published manuscript.




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Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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