You can find Bette Ann’s books at IndieBound, Bookshop.org, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon. You can also order through your local bookstore. Click a title to learn more.
Three Legs in the Evening – Available May 2023
Finishing Up: On Aging and Ageism
To age is human; we reach majority, come into maturity, celebrate milestones, light candles for every passing year, until we get old. And then we turn away and deny it, decry it. Why? This narrative study explores the incomprehensible fact of ageism and what it feels like to live through it.
Finishing Up: On Aging and Ageism is a call to action, for all of us to reckon with our own aging by continuing to be in the world, to continue doing what we love, and to continue doing what we can to break down the bars of the cultural cages of ageism. To me, that also means to be on the look-out for Moskowitz’s next book. (From foreword by Judith Pearl Summerfield)
Reading the Signs
The novel, Reading the Signs is a gripping mystery about betrayal and love, truth and lies, abuse and power, sound and silence. At the same time it is a meta-mystery about language in language, an enactment of what Virginia Woolf called the “Danger and difficulty of words.” How can we know and unknow something at the same time? When does the unsaid become as apparent as the said? Is it possible to hold knowledge off long enough for the words about it to change, or at least cool down? What are we to do when words push their way past our own determination not to speak them? Taking place in a small beach town on Long Island, New York, Sylvie Fried, an expert reading teacher, comes up against challenges in her personal life and in the work she does in Rose Elementary School and her customary confidence is suddenly not there, yet finding solutions may be a matter of life and death.
This bookstore mystery is also the mystery about how two people who didn’t seem to have suited each other at all, fell in love and how that love endured.