This one is personal! An incredibly heart-warming book about lovers and their journey.
Everybody wants to experience having the “Great Love of Their Life” A chance meeting, a forbidden romance, and the free will to love- unconditionally – Deirdre & Daedalus: No Ordinary Love has it all. That is, until Deirdre is forced to choose between her lover who is newly diagnosed as HIV positive, her child and her sanity. This book is a coming of age story about a young woman named Deirdre who recounts her experience of coming into her womanhood at the height of the tragic drama known as the HIV/AIDS crisis. Readers get a glimpse into Deirdre’s early life and the origins of her strength of character in the face of homophobia, and intense personal trauma. Deirdre & Daedalus: No Ordinary Love is rendered in the first person, written with vulnerability and honesty and introduces themes of friendships, sexuality, and acceptance. From there, the narrative moves back and forth between Deirdre’s current wrecked emotional state and funny anecdotes from her time with Daedalus and from earlier years in her life. This memoir concludes with excerpts from her journal entries that emerged from her inner thoughts, feelings and conversations in her effort to stay lucid. Through her journal writings, you witness her struggles, her incredible strength and courage required to care for someone in unimaginable circumstances. Raw, powerful and honest, No Ordinary Love is a compelling story that explores some heavy themes, including politics, religion, and what it means to be human. The book explores human nature and the potential for both good and evil, along with ideas about spirituality, the human race, and the beliefs and ethics that drive people to behave in specific ways. Written with heartfelt compassion, this easy-to-read, warm, and practical book reads like a caring conversation with a friend or for those looking for hope and encouragement in hard times. This book can be categorized reading for LGBTQ, Self Help, Grief & Loss, Unconditional Love and Spirituality. No Ordinary Love is a book for life’s most difficult situations, revealing how grief can open our hearts to connection, compassion, and the very essence of our shared humanity. Deirdre walks you through her own grief and loss to show that new life is possible - one marked by spiritual depth, joy, compassion, and a deeper appreciation of simple blessings. Deirdre & Daedalus; No Ordinary Love plunges into the depths of what sorrow sounds like, looks like, and feels like.
Deirdre L. Hall is a Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Actor. Charming and poised, Deirdre (pronounced; Dear- druh) is one of New York‘s most promising Singer-Songwriters. Her textured voice is warm and welcoming. Mix her energy, with jazz, a touch of funky soul and R&B; fill the songs with sincerity and emotion, and you get a conjuror of sorts; a creator of musical ideas. When you hear her artistry, you’re catching a piece of her soul and now she’s adding Author to her list of accomplishments that she’s extremely proud of.
Deirdre is an artist in every sense of the word! “Every creative gift I’ve been given has been a form of self-expression for me so writing was just a natural progression from all that I already do. In order for me to create anything, I need to feel inspired. What inspires me could be in the form of an event, person, place or book or a movie. While I love writing music, I am drawn to reading both fiction and non-fiction literature. But what really gets my creative flow going is reading about people’s struggles and how they overcame obstacles, and fears. I love books about courage, perseverance, resilience, self-awareness, love and triumph. I hope that’s what Deirdre & Daedalus-No Ordinary Love represents to the reader.”