At our last member meeting, we shared an idea that emerged from discussions about the BAIPA book contest, which we haven’t had the bandwidth to launch over the past few years.
What if, instead — or someday, in addition to — we were to highlight all the books published by our members every year?
Not only is this an opportunity for our members to strut their stuff, it’s a way to show prospective members how prolific and accomplished our members are.
We’re going to give this a try for 2019 and 2020.
Here’s an example. (Excuse the self-promotion, but it’s one of the few perks of being BAIPA webmaster.)
When I Killed My Father: An Assisted Suicide Family Thriller
What if your father asked you to kill him?
Psychologist Lamar Rose’s father is suffering from cancer and dementia, and wants his son to help him end his life. Lamar refuses, but his father keeps asking, and he relents.
Then, from the pulpit of the church at his father’s memorial, his sister accuses him of murder. When I Killed My Father is a page-turner with a conscience, about a man caught between what is compassionate and what is legal. Though the novel addresses heavy and provocative issues like mercy killing, dementia, and family strife, it’s entertaining and moves with the pace of a thriller.
✭✭✭✭✭ Wild Ride, Serious Subject
While clearly the underlying message is whether assisted suicide for terminally ill or demented people is a moral issue that deserves more open discussion, and the book is definitely a serious look at the subject, there are parts that are very funny. John Byrne Barry is a terrific author. He makes every character come to life. [Susan K., Goodreads]
- You are either the author, contributor, or publisher.
(You can include a short story or essay you wrote as part of a collection.)
- The book was published in 2019 or 2020.
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