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Seeing in the Dark, Arielle’s Story

A novel about family, love and betrayal, Set from the mid-60’s to the mid-90’s, Arielle……….


Seeing in the Dark
Arielle’s Story
by Judith Peck

Set from the mid-60’s to the mid-90’s, Arielle, an intelligent, attractive electrical engineer, achieves in her challenging profession yet struggles to succeed as wife and mother amid the demands of work and upheavals involving her husband’s temperament and her children’s dangerous choices. As Arielle navigates the shifting pathways defining the turbulent decades through the 60’s and 90’s, the reader find that these stormy roads are not hers alone but traversed by ordinary and extraordinary women everywhere.  Unknowingly, meeting the challenge of a vital and meaningful life, Arielle is in the company of quiet revolutionaries, changing women’s lives forever.


Paperback 413 pages

Kirkus Reviews

“A painfully honest, moving family saga—and first novel—by sculptor, professor, and multigenre author Peck.…a candid portrayal of the challenges encountered by a successful pro-fessional woman balancing work, marriage and motherhood. …the novel is a touching, no-holds-barred depiction of a dysfunctional family on the brink of brokenness. Peck proves herself to be as much an artist with words as she is with other media.”

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Readers’ Comments: Seeing in the Dark, Arielle’s Story

“As Ms. Peck peels off the layers of Arielle’s story, her narrative never flags. I couldn’t put the book down.”

“I lost a night’s sleep, I couldn’t put it down. A terrific book; riveting actually. Great writing.”

“Important issues in our culture and time are illuminated, such as depression, teen age anorexia drugs and marital conflict.”

“A fabulous read!  A page turner. Arielle is a beautiful character, as mother, daughter, sister and wife, a wonderful human being.”

“A fast paced, can-not-put-it-down read, engaging from start to finish, exploring deep levels of human emotion and behavior. Beautifully and subtly conveys the joy, heartache, and persistence of love in all its forms.”

“Loved it! It grabs you from the start; the balancing act of love, career and deciding who to trust.”

“I melted into Arielle’s voyage after just a few pages. The book is engaging from the start and written in manner that makes the reader feel like they are right in the middle of her journey. A must read for sure!”
Mary Ellen

ISBN 978-1-1483939803

Price $11.95

Imagination Arts Publications
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Mahwah, NJ 07430

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