About Malinda

Malinda Jo Muzi has been a college professor for more than 50 years. Her specialties include child development, lifespan development, and parenting. Her textbooks: Psychology: A Biographical Approach, The Child Through Time and Transition, and The Experience of Parenting has been used in college classrooms across the country. Her advise has been featured in Family Circle and Parent's magazine. Her recent book Your Kids, Their Lives: A Parent's Guide to Raising happy, Competent, Caring Children is available on Amazon in book or e-book format. Her novel, Invisible Loyalties, is available on Amazon. 

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Malinda's Table: A Thinking Woman's Blog

I love tables. Old pine tables. Oak tables. Tables made of ancient sewing machines. Drop leaf tables. Any table where I can sit and drink coffee, read The NY Times, the New Yorker, and This Old House magazine, chat with friends, and feed my grandchildren. So it is only fitting that I call my new blog, Malinda's Table, and invite you to join me here. We will talk about history, politics, psychology, books, art, music, love, children, aging, and any idea worth spending time discussing over coffee and a little nosh. We can even do a little shopping, without leaving home. So sit down and let's talk. Hopefully, you will learn something, and so will I.

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Invisble Loyalties

Who would execute a little old Jewish lady in the parking lot of Saks? When Miriam Lavin is found shot to death after a Friday night of shopping, the case falls to three police officers in Lower Merion, a wealthy suburb of Philadelphia. The lead investigator is William Sutor, a middle-aged, never-married police lieutenant of German descent, living with his father, a rabid anti-Semite. Sutor is assisted by Rhonda Robinson, an ambitious African-American detective intent on moving up in the predominately male, white force, and Colin McKendrick, a reluctant cop who hides his discontent under a macho exterior. When Sutor falls in love with the primary murder suspect, Jewish literature professor Melanie Marconi, their affair interferes with the pursuit of justice. As evidence mounts against Melanie, the conflict between personal and professional conduct threatens to unravel the case and destroy Sutor’s career. Invisible Loyalties is a tale of family betrayal as well as one of friendship and love between people of different ethnic backgrounds and family experiences.