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The Road Not Taken by Susan Rubin

By The Whimsical World of BertenaPublished 3 years ago 3 min read
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Today's Book Spotlight is The Road Not Taken by Susan Rubin.


A trippy fantasy that uses time travel to explore the inner drives of a woman in midlife whose errand to a department store lipstick counter becomes an opportunity to unravel the mystery of self.

The Road Not Taken is listed in the Women’s Fiction, Sic/Fi/Time Travel and Fantasy genres and is published by Harvard Square Edition. The release date is September 4, 2020 with a short but exciting 290 pages. The cost is $22.95

The Book Description from Amazon reads as follows:

Widowed suddenly at age 50, Deborah is left with plenty of money but no direction to her life. Shedding her suburban housewife life, she moves back to the West Village where she grew up.

When she meets a woman who appears to be an identical twin, Deborah discovers the Lost: a group of 100 fully-formed people who were dropped off on Earth as it cooled down and who have lived on the planet as it developed.

The Lost show her the myriad dimensions of Spacetime, taking her to ancient Egypt, Weimar Germany, and planets without inhabitants. They reunite her with deceased loved ones. She forms relationships with an Egyptian god and a famous artist through whom she lives new truths and learns who she needs to become to walk the road not taken.

About the Author from her website:

Susan Rubin has written for Funny or Die, and in contrast, she has written more than two dozen documentaries that highlight international women’s issues like domestic violence, forced child marriage, and untested rape kits accumulating in police evidence rooms. Rubin has used her skill, empathy, and compassion to render these darkest of topics into accessible films distributed to tens of thousands of college classrooms.

As a playwright, Rubin has, for 20 years, been the recipient of Los Angeles County Arts Commission Grants and Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department Grants. She also was honored with a six-year residency at the prestigious Los Angeles Theatre Center. Her plays have been seen at New York Theatre Workshop, Baltimore Center Stage, and at every major 99 seat theatre in Los Angeles including co-productions with Bootleg Theatre, Circle X, Skylight Theatre to name a few. She is the recipient of Garland, Ovation and LA Weekly Awards.

The book is available for pre-order on Amazon here.

Here are a few editorial reviews

“The compelling story, told with effortless grace, of a suburban woman driven to become a warrior, a hero, a priestess.” — Ms. Magazine

“The Road Not Taken by Susan Rubin is a unique work of magical realism, filled with fantastic imagery, irony, and amazing ideas. The Road Not Taken sits next to Isabelle Allende and Neil Gaiman on my reading table. If you want to take a unique journey, filled with humor, fantastic imagery, ideas and irony, grab a copy.” — Luisah Teish, author of Jambalaya

Where to Find the Author:

You can find her website is here.

You can find her on Twitter here.

You can find her Instagram here.

You can find her web series – The Vagina Dialogues: Women to Women News here.

You can find her Documentary Video for the Feminist Majority Foundation here.

You can find her bylines for Ms. Magazine here.

Book Blog Tour Giveaway

She is on her book blog tour for The Road Not Taken with Bewitching Book Tours form August 17 through August 24 with her book releasing September 4. The Tour is hosting a giveaway of 3 of her books. To sign up visit the website here.

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