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.