OUR CURRENTLY FEATURED BOOKS, “NEVER A HERO TO ME,” BY TRACY BLACK, “STEALING CHERRIES,” BY MARINA RUBIN AND “PASSAGE OAK,” BY K.M. DEL MARA, CAN BE FOUND BY SCROLLING DOWN BELOW THIS POST.
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“FIRE IN THE BONES,” BY MARK R. HARRIS
Spanning the years 1964-1972, Fire in the Bones follows Luke, an American boy plagued by panic and loneliness growing up in a nominally religious middle class family. He looks for security and companionship wherever he can, first through daydreams, including a relationship with an imaginary friend named Bob, and then on to sixties pop culture, via TV icon Batman and pop music sensations the Beatles. As Luke comes to pattern his identity after the Beatles and others, he creates a fantasy world for himself that keeps the panic and loneliness at bay. But when Lonnie walks into his life, he enters a new reality where a flesh-and-blood female offers him tangible security—but at a price Luke may not be willing to pay.
“WALKING WITH TREES,” BY P.R. LOWE.
I first encountered this book nearly 10 years ago, and loved it. Urged by the ancient wisdom of trees, the author moves through a reflective journey of the natural and the man made, the innate and the learned. Through signs, symbols and messages, the polarities are woven together into a timely and sensitive message for a new paradigm. A poetic narrative leads the reader into the magic, wonder and mystery of nature, the forest and the luminosity of one’s one being.
Writes Pamela: “It all began as a seed, long aqgo when I was a child growing up in rural North Carolina. I often roamed the woods and adjacent fields in those days, free abnd solitary, often not returning home until well after dark, much to my mother’s chagrin. It was pure magic.
“Much of what I felt, heard and sensed in those days was shelved away as I grew into my teens. It lay dormant for many years until I came to live on sacred land in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Now, in retrospect, it is clear to me that a series of events led me back to walking with the trees.”
“INDIVISIBLE,” BY RANDI T. SACHS.
Aaron and David have grown up with the strong bond of twin brothers. David has Down syndrome, and looks up to his big brother to protect him. When their parents and older sister are killed in an auto accident, David is the only survivor. Aaron becomes David’s legal guardian, and all his post-college-graduation plans become dust. The brothers learn how to survive their grief and make new lives for themselves. They face many challenges, but their fraternal bond and abiding love gives them the strength to go on. Their story is told with love, anger, despair, and joy. It will touch your heart.
NEWS AND NOTES
This comes from Lucinda Clarke, whose novel “Walking Over Eggshells” was featured on Snowflakes in a Blizzard on Dec. 1.
“Unhappily Ever After is my new book, out on April 14th.
“It’s something entirely different to anything I have published before, set in Fairyland 200 years after that famous ball. By now, Cinderella is desperate for a divorce. The other royals have their problems too. Snow White won’t allow her philandering husband near her, while Beauty has turned out to be a raving nymphomaniac with a brood of 28 to prove it.
“As you can guess, it’s a satire along the lines of Tom Sharpe, the Carry On series or The Two Ronnies and early readers have loved it.”
Here is the link just in case you might want to click on it
Unhappily Ever After
I also wanted to announce that my latest, “Inspiration Street: Two City Blocks That Helped Change America” came out in March. You can find it on Amazon, and I’m offering a special $10 price (including the postage it takes to mail the book to you) for anyone on this list. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.