Stephanie Dowrick has been invetigating and writing about relationships for many years. Her writing encompasses bestselling fiction - RUNNING BACKWARDS OVER SAND and TASTING SALT - as well as the internationally renowned works of non-fiction, INTIMACY AND SOLITUDE, FORGIVENESS AND OTHER ACTS OF LOVE and DAILY ACTS OF LOVE. her books have been translated into a number of languages and continue to sell around the world. She is also widely known for her teaching, workshops and broadcasts on psychological, spiritual and ethical issues, adn especially for her contributions to ABC Radio National's 'Life Matters' and her fortnightly column in 'Good Weekend'. Stephanie Dowrick was born in New Zealand, worked in London as a publisher, and has made her home in Syndey since 1983. She is the mother of two teenagers.
Psychotherapist Dowrick analyzes intimacy and solitude, which she sees not as opposites in conflict but rather as interdependent parts of a healthy whole. (Nov.)
Ah, love; a many-splendored but baffling thing! Dowrick, the founder of the Women's Press in England and author of Why Children? ( LJ 4/1/81), theorizes that the way people experience their sense of self reflects the way they experience other people. The importance of genuine love from birth in a caring family is vital to the development of a positive outlook as an adult. Intimacy and solitude in relationships are not as antithetical as they seem, Dowrick claims; rather, they are similar manifestations of the psyche. Her emphasis is on self-responsibility (for both straight and homosexual persons). This is a self-discovery book, not a quick fix formula. Intimacy is again a hot topic, making this title appropriate for public libraries with serious psychology collections as well as academic and professional libraries.-- Scott Johnson, Meridian Community Coll. Lib., Miss.