Midwest Review of THE MERCY

MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW This review of The Mercy appeared in the October edition of the Midwest Book Review. Diane Donovan, Editor and Senior Reviewer THE MERCY Barbara Deshong 978-0692492123 http://www.amazon.com/Mercy-Jessica-LeFave-Mysteries-Volume/dp/0692492127 The Mercy, Volume One of the ‘Jessica LaFave Mysteries’ series, provides a powerful account of suicide in a family of …

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Medication, MysteryShrink in Real Life

MysteryShrink in Real Life Every year I do at least one tribute to people who are willing to take medication to deal with all sorts of disorders, particularly depression. No one wants to take medication. Certainly no one wants the side effects. Those who are willing are heroes and heroines …

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Who Do You Want to Know Better? The ‘Impressive’ Person or the Person Who Can Laugh?

Who Do You Want to Know Better? The ‘Impressive’ Person or the Person Who Can Laugh? We sure spend a lot of money and time in our efforts to impress others. Is it working? What follows are the slightly edited comments made by two men on the tram from the …

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Why I Wrote The Mercy

Why did I write The Mercy? Well, first of all, I’m crazy. What it takes to write and re-write a book requires a certain loose relationship with reality. I love people and stories. I don’t delude myself into believing that my stories will make a dent in the admirable goals …

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Can You Really Change? Can Anyone?

Can You Really Change?  Can Anyone? The Teapot Incident The day I discovered people can change I was at the university health center set to have a session with my very first couple clients on my own. Mr. and Mrs. T. had sought my services because they were distressed and needed …

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Should I Apologize?

Should I Apologize? Well, of course. Unless you are that one perfect person you make mistakes all the time. So, I ask you, can you give me one rational reason why you shouldn’t apologize? When I ask this question in my office I usually receive one of those ‘I’m-paying-you-and-this-is-what-I-get?’ expressions. …

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The Horror! Just Say “No” to Email Collectors!

The Horror! The Horror! Have you ever done something utterly against what you believed in and been horrified? What if you didn’t actually do this awful thing, someone else did, but the result was the same? It’s probably just me, but I am really tired of websites where you can’t …

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