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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

GHBT- 'The House on Sunset' by Lindsay Fischer Tour- Top 5

The House on Sunset
By-  Lindsay Fischer
Genre- Memoir/Women’s Fiction

Lindsay Fischer was once a high school English teacher with dreams stretching far outside the classroom. When her boyfriend of a year-and-a-half cheated on her, Lindsay found herself alone, looking online for a replacement. His name was Mike.

That’s where the nightmare started.

The House on Sunset is a memoir, a collection of reminiscences, scattering the ashes of two broken homes and putting them to rest. Each chapter offers a different glimpse inside the cycle of intimate partner violence, where honeymoon phases and traumas coexist.  

Everyone could fall victim to abusers. This book bravely displays the reasons a quirky, twenty-something teacher would, and did.

Lindsay Fischer's Top 5 Favorite Desserts -

5. Angel Food Cake

Whoever first made it was sent from heaven.

4. Mint Milano Cookies

The mint and chocolate combination is one of my favorite flavor pairings I’ve found.

3. Fudge brownies

But, please, save me the edges (because I love the crisp sides). If you’ve ever tried Brownie Brittle, you know what’s up.

2. Snickers

Another solid flavor combination and a quick fix when I’m jonesing for sweets (though, probably, too convenient for my waistline’s good).

1. Frozen custard

The flexibility of toppings. Do I want a sundae or a concrete? In St. Louis, the frozen custard business is competitive (especially based on region), but each place has its own specialty treat. It reminds me of simple times in childhood, hot summer days when we’d grab a sundae at the local shop, and any time I eat this I’m transported back to a point in my life when my biggest struggle was deciding what to say in my next speech (as 6th grade StuCo president).

About  the Author-
Lindsay Fischer graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in secondary education, English. An avid reader and learner, Lindsay took her passion for words into a classroom before starting a writing career. Life pulled her from the classroom, providing an opportunity to use her voice against domestic violence, blogging under the pseudonym, Sarafina Bianco, since 2009. You can find her words at survivorswillbeheard.com and speak directly to her when she hosts #domesticviolencechat on Twitter. Lindsay hopes to be an advocate for women, men and children who still live inside the nightmare of their abuse. She currently lives with her husband and three dogs, including Watson, in St. Louis, Missouri.

Twitter: @LinsFischer
Instagram: @lindsaycapo

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