by Andranette A. Landrum A student from the school of hard knocks who has majored in life, Andranette A. Landrum, feels things deeply, and she is not afraid to share those feelings in her carefully selected series of personal essays in A Memory of 24 Hours with the Grandparents. Endeavoring to touch the lives of others, Andranette focuses on family, love, betrayal, friends, and her opinion that society as we know it is going to hell in a hand basket because of irresponsible and uncaring adults and apathetic, self-absorbed, violent youth. She also gives thanks for her familyher mother, stepfather, brothers, and sisters, as well as her husband and kidsfor the support, love, and concern they have shown her over the years dedicating at least one essay filled with personal meaning to each of them, as she explains in her end notes section. Personal yet all-encompassing, A Memory of 24 Hours with the Grandparents is a touching collection filled with thoughtful meaning for many. ABOUT THE AUTHOR A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Andranette A. Landrum and her husband Curtis have raised two children: Arhrreane and Teah Nay. She is self-employed as a specialized writer and in her spare time enjoys swimming, traveling, and singing. (2004, paperback, 76 pages) Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 business days.