Lake Carmel Arts Center
640 Route 52
Kent Lakes, NY 10512

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845 228-AOTL (2685)

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Bad Dream Notebook

Friday, November 3, 2017 at 7:30 pm


Coming soon to Arts on the Lake

Inspired by family and addiction


Linda Dahl, will be discussing her new book of fiction, The Bad Dream Notebook. She is an award-winning author with seven previous books of both fiction and non-fiction. The novel tells the story of the chaos and loss involved in dealing with a loved one’s drug dependency. It also explores how expressing fear and shame can lead to new insights and creativity.


“This novel details a family’s experience with addiction in a way no guidebook can. It captures the rational and irrational fears, the spiral of addiction, and the tension of an ill-timed event….The conclusion moved this parent to tears…” Bill Williams, author, educator.

In The Bad Dream Notebook, “Linda Dahl paints a vivid and compelling picture … as mother and daughter wrestle demons and grief to find the road back to each other.” - Lisa Smith, author of Girl Walks Out of a Bar.



This event will also feature a guest speaker from the Friends of Recovery, an organization whose mission is to demonstrate the power and promise of recovery from addictions and its value to individuals, families and communities throughout New York state and the nation.

Bad Dream Notebook in the News

Linda Dahl's Website