Lost Year. A 2021 Birthday Present.

Michele Sabad is the author of two previous memoirs, Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story and First We Eat. Food, Life, and More Stories. Both, like this book, are filled with tales of her life as an army brat, Air Force wife, hockey mom, and retired computer consultant, living in her kids’ hometown of Aylmer, Quebec, Canada.

May 24, 2021. Another birthday for me, 60-something, tick, tick, tick. Another pandemically-locked-down one here in sunny Aylmer, Gatineau, Quebec, across the river from Ottawa, Ontario. Like the last one, in 2020. But not all is as lost this year. I and my family have had first vaccine shots. Trips can start to be planned to check on elderly and faraway loved ones. And also today, I have a newly-published book to announce : “Lost Year : A Pandemic Diary 2020” is now available for purchase on Amazon. See Books for other outlets, coming soon. In the meantime, here’s the blurb on the back cover:

2020. Globally, the world governments dealt with a deadly pandemic. Locally, people wrestled with the effects on their own lives and lifestyles. Lost Year A Pandemic Diary 2020 is one such individual’s experience, blogged about month by month as the year, and the pandemic, progressed. Filled with reflections, anecdotes and stories, this book, like the year, is memorable for the pain, the suffering, even the humour, but above all, for the hope of one human’s spirit to persist.


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