Harriet Rzetelny of Dennis, MA, author of the novel Graveyard Blues,discussed her beautifully written work at the Provincetown Library, Provincetown, MA, on Thursday, March 22, at 6:30 pm. The novel reveals both the extraordinary in ordinary lives and the ordinary and familiar in the lives of people who are marginalized. Ms. Rzetelny talked about the book and the fascinating life experiences that inspired it.
As a social worker in Manhattan for many years, Harriet Rzetelny has supported and advocated on behalf of people very much like those who come to life in the book - the addicted, the evicted, the mentally ill and mentally incapacitated, and people living a range a very different lifestyles. In the tradition of the social novel practiced by such writers as Charlotte Brontë, Charles Dickens, and George Eliot, Harriet Rzetelny sheds realistic light on issues facing today’s society while she impels us from page to page with a fascinating story line – in this case, a winning combination of murder mystery and love story.
And then there is music, which fills the book as it fills Harriet’s own life. Harriet is a trained and accomplished musician, with a rich musical history that includes both studying at Julliard and opening for Bob Dylan. Harriet put music to the side as she pursued her graduate degree, developed her professional life, and raised her children
To read more about Harriet Rzetelny or to purchase Graveyard Blues, please visit http://www.artistsandmusicians.org/books