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General Information

Name:  Barara Froman  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Barbara recieved a degree in music from Northwestern University and has worked in colleges in Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Barbara studied music at the Juilliard School's Preparatory Division, then went on to earn degrees in Music Composition from Ithaca College and Northwestern University. I was the Director of Mundelein College's Creative Writing program, taught Literature and Creative Writing at National-Louis University, and acted as a consultant to National's graduate program in Written Communication

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Titles At Your Library

Shadows and Ghosts
ISBN: 098382892X

Serving House Books. 2011

Ida Mae Glick, a critically acclaimed Jewish filmmaker, has lived and taught in the small town of Willow Bend, New York for five years without drawing attention to her troubled past. But when she suffers a near fatal heart attack, the result of trying to live on the same meager rations as a group of homeless people she is filming, she winds up in intensive care under the scrutiny of a neurotic psychiatrist who believes she's unstable. To make matters worse, her mother's ghost has appeared at her bedside with old gripes, and her angry, estranged identical twin, Lisa, is heading toward town intent on having her committed. Ida Mae is desperate to escape with her freedom intact, but knows she'll have to get past her psychiatrist first. The only question is, can she? Shadows and Ghosts is Ida Mae's tale of artistic passion, fierce sibling rivalry, failed love affairs, substance abuse, and the magical redemptive power of cinema.

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