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About Other Lives

Other Lives presents a new genre: an illustrated short story for adults. In it, a child leads her mother on a journey into a magical and terrifying past. Touching and sensitive, Other Lives sustains dreams and fears while the collage images encourage enchantment and the remembrance of childhood moments.


While writing, Ann sees scenes playing out in her mind’s eye. Combining pictures with the narrative was her way to share some of her images while words flowed. This is the first in a series of storybooks that contain the thrill of illustrations we loved in books as kids with narratives slated for adults.

We hope you enjoy the experience of Other Lives.

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“In Other Lives, Ann Pearlman ventures into a new genre and displays her amazing creativity as both a writer and an artist. Both the story and the collages are captivating, engaging your senses while pulling at your heartstrings. Presented as if it were or could be a children’s story, Other Lives has a profound message about life, love and “home.” I can’t imagine anyone not being elevated by reading it…” Linda B Sherby
“This is a lovely story with spectacular illustrations…”Desiree
“…an excellent illustrated read that deals with subjects which require careful thought. Brilliantly done. I will definitely be reading more from this author.” Owen Sage
“Gentle. Sweet. Quietly makes you realise it is not an illustrated small book for children, but for adults. Worth a couple of reads through to absorb the gentle message…” Judy


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