Friday, September 27, 2013

Playing St. Barbara by Marian Szczepanski

A hauntingly beautiful book, inside and out.  Texas author, Marian Szczepanski has written a story of family and community and all the trials and tribulations that go with each. Set in a small coal mining village in the early part of the 20th century, Playing St. Barbara shows an eerie connection between St. Barbara, the patron saint of coal miners, and the people in the village who struggle with their faith, often plagued with prejudices and envies. Available everywhere. Find out more about Marian and her debut novel at Marian Szczepanski  There is a link on the author's site to a new Huffington Post review.

Quackers Wants to Fly

Quackers Wants to Fly, has been flying off the shelves. Available everywhere, it's a great book for your little one, or your little grandchild. It's a sweet story about an impatient little duck who can't wait to fly. His friends at the pond help him along the way. It's written by Illinois author, Susan Wolff, and illustrated by Canadian native, Justin Currie. Call your local bookstore and ask them to carry Quackers Wants to Fly. You can find more information about this book and its author by going to Friends at the Pond   Can also be ordered directly through High Hill Press.