Many lives, many themes are portrayed in Where the Water Lilies Grow by Madawaska Valley author Josephine Bolechala, and released today by Burnstown Publishing House.
This banquet of fifteen short stories and a novella will appeal to all ages. Writing with sensitivity and wisdom, Bolechala explores the problems of teenagers and octogenarians with an equal depth of understanding.
A young girl deals with an overwhelmed mother who needs prompting to fulfill her maternal duties; a bored housewife finds the perfect solution to her situation; a grandmother shares a long-kept secret from her days in a Polish village; a mentally ill girl becomes obsessed with a blouse she believes was stolen from her; a carpenter lives for one purpose only–to see his “miracle son” grow and thrive into adulthood. Here is a feast for all tastes.