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By Marian Henley

At forty nine, cartoonist Marian Henley hasn't dedicated to marrying the fellow with whom she has been relationship for seven years. yet because the gigantic 5-0 looms, she realizes that certainly else she desires a toddler. Her tale follows the heartbreaking ups and downs of dealing with the overseas adoption approach; identifying while it is time to develop up and even perhaps get married; and finally, it is the tale of a daughter's courting along with her father, and the way changing into a mom eventually led her to appreciate him. THE SHINIEST JEWEL is a touching narrative, followed by means of Marian's winsome drawings, that fantastically weaves jointly her realizations in regards to the pleasure, and infrequently heartbreak, of creating a relatives.

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My editor, Karen Murgolo, and assistant editor, Tom Hardej, had many tremendous feedback for advancements, which I fortunately applied. it'd be very unlikely to thank the rustic of Russia for giving me my son. yet I’ll try out. Spaciba. in regards to the writer Marian Henley’s comedian strips have seemed in Glamour, Ms. , Heavy steel, MAD, the San Francisco Chronicle, l. a. Weekly, the Dallas Morning information, Texas per thirty days, the Austin Chronicle, Utne Reader, and plenty of different newspapers and magazines. Quaker Oats approved one among her characters for a countrywide tv advertisement, and he or she used to be provided a supply to provide live-action video variations of her cartoon, which aired on PBS and the training Channel. She is the writer of the image novel Maxine! and guffawing fuel, a set of comedian strips. Marian now lives in Austin, Texas, together with her husband, Rick, and their son, William.

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