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Red Tuque Books Inc.  9781988739120
Title: Beyond the Blue Door
Sub-Title: a writer's journey
Author: Kay McCracken
ISBN: 9781988739120
Publication Date: 2018
Publisher: Rutherford Press
Format: Trade Paperback
Size: 6 x 9
Price: 24.95

Beyond the Blue Door: a writer's journey, a memoir, is a sequel to A Raven in My Heart: Reflections of a Bookseller.

Through a series of unfortunate events that McCracken couldn't have foreseen, or prevented, she closed her bookstore after five-and-a-half years.

Beyond the Blue Door picks up where "Raven" ends. The blue door symbolizes anything you want to get beyond: fears, anxieties, illness, failures and even hopelessness.

McCracken's book is about becoming the writer that she always, secretly, wanted to be; and the story is intertwined with her mother's journey after her mother develops dementia.

"Blue" deals with the stigma of mental illness, the healing power of nature, writing, therapy, and becoming part of the writing community in British Columbia. Perhaps one of the biggest gifts of all is discovering who her mother really is.

Go behind the scenes of the first Word on the Lake Writers' Festival that McCracken co- founded. Hang out with authors, poets and publishers at literary events. Humour and poetry illuminate the path that leads her beyond the blue door.