Pedal

Pedal Forty nine and single Fired from her lifelong passion teaching music Stripped of her self worth Can she reclaim her life through bicycle racing Joanne Brick s thirty years as an elementary school musi

  • Title: Pedal
  • Author: Louis K. Lowy
  • ISBN: 9781628279955
  • Page: 224
  • Format: Paperback
  • Forty nine and single Fired from her lifelong passion teaching music Stripped of her self worth Can she reclaim her life through bicycle racing Joanne Brick s thirty years as an elementary school music teacher evaporated into the rising sea of layoffs A lifetime of dedication gone At forty nine, single with an ailing mom and bitter divorced sister, the future lookedForty nine and single Fired from her lifelong passion teaching music Stripped of her self worth Can she reclaim her life through bicycle racing Joanne Brick s thirty years as an elementary school music teacher evaporated into the rising sea of layoffs A lifetime of dedication gone At forty nine, single with an ailing mom and bitter divorced sister, the future looked bleak Family relationships soured as conversations moved to the lettuce zone cold and crisp Then one day, while cleaning out the garage for a yard sale, inspiration struck as she dusted off an old long forgotten bicycle And when she took her first ride she knew it was time to sink or pedal Onward That was the answer that had eluded her earlier There was dignity in that word There was hope Never a sports fanatic and sorely out of shape, Joanne was barely able to ride straight, but she took up bicycle racing because it added purpose to her life Joanne increased her own speed The wind whipped her face The whirring of the spinning spokes and chains rose in pitch as she spun faster She was flying again, beyond failed careers, spurned lovers, regrets, and mistakes She spun even quicker Her breath came in swift, hard grunts She pedaled past unemployment, failed relationships, family drama, and career loss Her life began to fill with new friends, an inspirational Desert Storm vet turned cycling coach, and a sleek new physique from all the training Then she ran into a brick wall in the form of Sheila Dominary, a women s bike racing adversary Will Joanne regain her confidence as she pedals toward redemption, romance, adventure, and life beyond unemployment Pedal is an inspirational journey It is a contemporary story that deals not only with family relationships, but also with life s turning points and how ordinary people handle them.

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    About “Louis K. Lowy”

    1. Louis K. Lowy

      TO DREAM, book one of his science fiction epic, ANATOMY OF A HUMACHINE IFWG Publishing , was released in 2017.Louis K Lowy s first published novel, DIE LAUGHING IFWG Publishing 2011 , is a humorously dark science fiction adventure set in the 1950s.His 2015 novel, PEDAL Rereleased in 2017 by IFWG Publishing , tells the story of a 49 yr old music teacher who loses her job and struggles to reclaim her life through bicycle racing.Louis short stories have appeared in, among others, New Plains Review, The MacGuffin Magazine, the anthology Everything is Broken, and the Chaffey Review.A former firefighter, he is the recipient of a State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship and an alumnus of Florida International University s creative writing program.His website is louisklowy In addition to , he is on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

    193 thoughts on “Pedal”

    1. I have so many things to say about this book! Pedal is such an inspirational and uplifting story. No one would have blamed Joanne for giving up, after losing her job.e only thing she ever really did the age of forty-nine, BUT SHE DIDN'T. The passion that she developed for bicycle racing was admirable. I instantly found myself rooting for her, smiling at her accomplishments, and shedding a few tears as she struggled. I think that the one thing that stood out the most was how easy it was to relate [...]


    2. The great thing about Pedal is that it defies convention. It is a coming of age story, only instead of a small child, it centers around a middle aged woman. It is a story with a woman protagonist, yet she is not defined by a man, nor is her story motivated by her search for one. There is some romance in it, but it’s not the main focus of her journey. It has always bothered me that a lot of female driven stories have a good start only to be stalled once the heroine meets a love interest. It’s [...]


    3. I’m not going to summarize the plot, which is what most reviewers seem to do lately. Instead, I’m going to say what a good author does, and that is simply “to put us right there” with the characters and make us care about them by accomplished descriptions. Lowy does that. But not only that. On page 183 he even gives the reader a diagrammed map, which I found to be a very neat little ploy, an advantageous tool for those who have difficulty picturing such things. You might think that’s a [...]


    4. I received this novel as a gift and I couldn't be happier about it. Pedal will "wow" you - it's got everything I am asking for when I read women's fiction :) Yes, it's not a romance novel but oh my god it's a fantastic book. This should be one of today's bestsellers. It's great that the author decided to write something in order to motivate women in a way that is not related to having to find the perfect guy or being in a romantic relationship - but instead focusing on the real life of an averag [...]


    5. My first impression is that this book would be a cliched sports story: an unlikely athlete through sheer determination beats the field and becomes a sports hero. But in Louis Lowy's hands it becomes a lot more, a rousing piece of feminist literature. Understated drama, sharp observation, well-crafted sentences. A lot of authors read like they received an MFW. Lowy writes like he learned something while doing it.


    6. A warm journey!Joanne had to deal with a major upset in her life, something that struck her passion. It turns into a major journey for her and something that provides inspiration for the reader. It's about moving forward and gaining your own passion back, when there's fear that it's lost. I was thrown off by the cover, but I enjoyed this story and how there were many different dynamics and how to deal with them. Well written story.


    7. ‘Pedal’ is one of those rare stories that takes a while to grow on you. It starts slow, gradually occupying your mind and as you proceed further you are more and more engrossed into the story, until it no longer is a story but seems to be your own adventure. Not being a sport fanatic, as I first picked up ‘Pedal’ I was skeptical. This was the first time I was reading Louis K. Lowy, and I simply plunged headfirst into the book without any expectations. But I’m glad I did because the jou [...]


    8. In an attempt to put it briefly, I consider “Pedal” to be an absolute must read and even though I was admittedly a bit skeptical at first, it turned out to be the kind of book that had me hooked essentially from start to finish. This is the first book that I’ve read by author Louis K. Lowy, but it has given me a favorable enough first impression that I now plan on keeping an eye out for future releases.I think one of the main aspects of this read that stood out to me early on is that it ha [...]



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