Kirkus Reviews calls HE COULD BE ANOTHER BILL GATES “A complex and insightful rendering of contemporary love and dignity.” I call it a gem, not to be missed by readers.
Anna Kagen had her heart broken five years ago–so badly that she can’t imagine ever having another man in her life. Her ex-husband, Alex, would like her to stay single: that would ensure that he has control of their children, Jack, a 16-year-old on the autism spectrum, and five-year-old Marissa, whose “giftedness” might be wishful thinking on his part, since he needs someone to achieve his own unfulfilled ambitions.
As for Jack, he’s ready to open his heart: to the lissome redhead and high school queen bee, Ashleigh. And she’s taking an interest in him! When Anna reconnects with Jason, a man from her past who was once kind to her and who has a special needs son of his own, they seem destined to become a new family. But not if their ex-spouses have anything to say about it.
(Summary courtesy: Chickadee Prince)
Every once in a while, a book touches a deep spot in your heart that you kinda didn’t even know even existed. That was my experience reading HE COULD BE ANOTHER BILL GATES (ChickadeePrince). Author, Donna Levin positions autism front and center in a way those unfamiliar with people on the spectrum, can understand. It has a cast of well-developed characters with voices of hope that alternate, making for steady pacing. Levin has a son on the spectrum. She’s an authoritative voice, without being didactic. HE COULD BE ANOTHER BILL GATES is an entertaining and genuine novel, tackling weighty issues that make up our modern day living, with all it’s complications and unkindness. What could be better: ex-wives, ex-husbands, blended families and a bit of romance, all living in current day San Francisco.
Donna Levin is the author of Extraordinary Means(William Morrow), California Street (Simon & Schuster) and the recent best-seller, There’s More Than One Way Home (Chickadee Prince Books 2017).Her new novel, He Could Be Another Bill Gates, was published by Chickadee Prince Books in October 2018.
In addition to novels, Donna has published two books about writing, Get that Novel Started and Get that Novel Written, both with Writer’s Digest Books.
Donna has taught fiction writing for two decades, most notably at the University of California Extension at Berkeley, where she led the Novel-Writing Workshop. She has also been a frequent guest at writers’ conferences, including the San Francisco Writers’ Conference and the Squaw Valley Community of Writers.
Donna’s work is archived in included in Boston University’s 20th Century Archives and in the California State Library’s collection of California novels. She lives in San Francisco.
Thanks to Donna and Wunderkind PR, we have one copy of HE COULD BE ANOTHER BILL GATES to giveaway. Just tell us your experience with autism. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.
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