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Peoplescapes -- My Story
From Purging to Paintings


by Nancy Calef
with Jody Weiner

Babu Books
copyright 2014

This transformational journey in words and 149 full color paintings and drawings, chronicles Nancy Calef's evolution from child model, suffering anorexia and bulimia, through recovery and maturation into a multi-disciplined artist renowned for her innovative "Peoplescapes:" vibrant plein-air colors applied to exaggerated snapshots of the human condition.  Characters are often rendered in 3D, sculpted on the canvas, found objects, symbolism and commentary added, together producing a razor sharp narrative on issues facing society.

Paperback, 9" x 7"
ISBN: 978-0-9898171-0-3 (ALK. paper)
$22.95 US / $24. 90 CAN
Category: Non-fiction, Art, Memoir, Health












Prisoners of Truth


by Jody Weiner


Council Oak Books
copyright 2006

When prominent attorney Lucien Echo and a circuit court judge are accused of fixing a criminal case, local journalist Ollie Katz seizes the opportunity to exploit a front-page story. Having admired Lucien since college, Ollie sets out to help establish Echo's innocence but winds up confronting ethical issues of his own after he grows too fond of Lucien's fiancée and uncovers incriminating evidence against the lawyer.

A modern morality tale of self-examination, Prisoners of Truth also transports us into the past on Ollie's quest to explain Lucien's fall from grace and find the ending to his latest unfinished novel. Although their lives have intersected during turbulent and decadent times, now, as Lucien's day of reckoning approaches, Ollie holds sway over the biggest story of his life. Multi-layered, provocative and often laugh-out-loud funny, Prisoners of Truth explores some of life's larger issues while surging to its gripping resolution.


Paperback, 5 1/4" x 8"
$13.95 US
ISBN 1-57178-197-2
Category: Fiction 

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