It’s 2009. Lisa Hansen is impacted by the great recession and can’t focus on her writing career. She has to make the tough decision to stay in Los Angeles or return to her former Midwestern home. Not having seen her mother in over a decade, she moves back in with her in a suburban semi-retirement community. Confronted with long forgotten memories, Lisa finds it difficult to adjust to life in Nadir. She works a couple of dead end jobs, and meets Gordon, a sexy British bakery owner. An opportunity to freelance for him and work as a writer/photographer at The Factory ensures a better income. But how long will she be confined in a lifestyle that she has long outgrown? “Notes from Nadir” is an alternatively poignant and amusing story of life’s unforeseen journeys, sorrows, and rewards.
Where is Nadir?
Merriam-Webster defines nadir as “the lowest point.” And that is where Nadir is located. It’s not a place that is found on any map. No GPS will guide anyone there. Nadir is a state of mind.
“Lisa writes a captivating and intriguing book…” Jenn Greene
“Lisa Maliga has written a book that will grab you and pull you in as you hope repeatedly with every turn of the page that life will look up for the main character.” Rhonda Nash-Hall
“The writer is an amazing story teller. The way she describes even the most mundane events drew me in. I had to know what was going to happen next. I can’t compare this book to any other books I’ve read because it isn’t. If this isn’t a true story, you’ll believe it is.” Clarissa Draper author of The Sholes Key
“I first started reading this memoir through the author’s blog, and I was quickly hooked by her conversational, down-to-earth style. The book – with lots of new content not featured on the blog – follows the author as she leaves behind her LA life and returns to her roots, with lots of vignettes and familial snapshots along the way. A very enjoyable read about trying to fit back into a mould you no longer fit.” Talli Roland author of The Hating Game and Watching Willow Watts
“The author created an interesting story with her notes, the flow is not broken with the short snippets. We see the changes in the relationship between a romantic crush on a boss, and new affection between mother and daughter.” Glynis Smy author of Ripper, My Love and Maggie’s Child