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Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-26-2013 11:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Keeper of the Flame
by JoAnn Petrie Carr
This is the feminine view of the space race and has never been done before by an insider. Keeper of the Flame is a metaphor for the universal story of every traditional married woman who found herself exposed to the possibilities offered by the changing world of the 60's. It is also pertinent for those younger women who struggle to combine career and family.

Jennifer Davis, though she has ambitions of her own, supports her husband as he focuses exclusively on getting to the moon. She pushes the traditional envelope of her life as best she can much to NASA's displeasure. When a friendship with a television producer threatens to become intimate during her husband's month long stay on the moon, she is forced to reexamine her core values as she meets the tough choices that face her head on.

  • Paperback: 226 pages
  • Publisher: Possibilities Publishing LLC (October 22, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 0985486406
  • ISBN-13: 978-0985486402
JoAnn Petrie is the first wife of Skylab astronaut Jerry Carr.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-06-2013 07:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Book signings are now being scheduled... more information soon.
Long Time El Lago Resident Publishes Novel

JoAnn Carr moved to El Lago with her family of six children in 1966 when her former husband was selected to be in the 5th group of Apollo astronauts. As she recalls, in the old days people would inevitably ask "What's it like being married to an astronaut?" Some still do it today.

Over the course of several years, while she practiced law in the area and in California, she wrote a fictionalized version of what it was like. She has recently published the novel, Keeper of the Flame. She has received rave reviews from fellow astronaut wives who have proclaimed "It's the Real Stuff — characters brought vibrantly to life —  dialogue crisp and smart — fun to read". And "Finally a good book about the astronaut wives".

The book also has a dedicated website, www.keeperoftheflamenovel.com.

jvertrees
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posted 07-23-2013 11:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jvertrees   Click Here to Email jvertrees     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just received a signed copy in the mail last week.

One of the favorable reviews in B&N and Amazon is from Pat Collins, Mike Collins' wife.

It looks like it will be a fast read and from those I know that have read it already I think will be a very good read.

fredtrav
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Are there any signings scheduled or done recently? Would like to get a signed copy.

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