New Release: Birds of Spirit – A Novel of Intrigue

 Birds of Spirit is a novel about love of land and family, betrayal and hope in an increasingly destructive world.  Amie  Fotheringay, a widow with a child, is determined to nurture her husband’s memory and her child back to health.  When Amie and David Fochs enter the spirit world, the betrayals are avenged, and Amie Fotheringay Fochs is revealed as the archangel of judgment in heaven and on earth.

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 ISBN: 978-0-9895694-5-3

Price: $3.99

Format: eBook

Category: Fiction/Mystery

Biography:  Terry Wiemuth Michelsen is the author of Soaring on Wings of Word (April, 2012), her debut book of poetry. Her poetry has been published in Mused-Bella Online Literary Review. Her debut semi-autobiographical memoir, Raging River, was also published in 2012. Her historical scholarship was published in Women Building Chicago 1790-1990 (2001), edited by Shultz and Hast, and was cited in Good Hearts (2006) by Suellen Hoy. Her book reviews on academic advising have been published in NACADA.

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CALL FOR REVIEWERS: The Whirligig of Time:

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The Whirligig of Time:
A Memoir of Civilian Life in America During World War II

Nora Lourie Percival

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Publisher:  Kent Hollow Press

ISBN-13 (eBook):  9781466427136

Price: $5.95

Publication Date:  March 1, 2014

Shelving Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs

Publisher’s Website: http://www.norapercival.com

Hometown: Vilas, NC

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Description: “Exceptional. Poignant memoir weaves women’s courage, love, family devotion. Surprising historical perspectives.” — Evelyn Asher, Author of “A Tapestry of Global Friendships”

Nora Percival’s third memoir completes a trilogy about a woman’s life during three significant spans of her long lifetime. It recaptures the arduous days of World War II, when civilians in America were focused on defending our way of life against the brutal tyranny of Nazism. As she delineates her role in the national emergency, the sympathetic reader follows her vicissitudes and the drastic dislocations suffered by so many women in wartime.
The author’s challenging job, in a large defense plant producing vital war materiel, broke new ground. In planning this book, Percival turned to her daily reports, still in her files. “Rereading them after more than 65 years,” the narrator writes, “those hectic, pressured days that demanded all my stamina, ingenuity, empathy and endurance rose up in my memory.”
Woven into her chapters, these reports provide a vivid portrait of the trials and triumphs of women’s private battles. It was her concern for the unhappily divided state of our present world that impelled Percival to write of a time when Americans were united, all working together to save our country from Hitler’s despotic assault.

Biography:  Nora Lourie Percival was born just after World War I in Samara on the Volga River in Russia. The revolution drove her father out of the country to safety, and her family lived through a civil war and a famine. These tribulations were recorded in “Weather of the Heart,” her first memoir. In 1922, the family was reunited in New York, where Nora grew up. The author’s career has been largely in the editorial field. She has worked for Random House, the American Management Association, and Barnard College. Now long retired, she is still writing and working as a freelance editor. An only child, she has raised five children and now has eleven grandchildren. She lives in the mountains of North Carolina, where she enjoys the natural beauty and is inspired by the literary renaissance in the South.

Comparative Titles (Amazon.com):

Cornioley, Pearl Witherington. Code Name Pauline: Memoirs of a World War II Special Agent (Women of Action).
Chicago Review Press, 2013. #141,527 Paid in Kindle Store. B00DQ75NQA

Braddon, Russell. Nancy Wake. The History Press, 2011. #55,829 Paid in Kindle Store. B00AZZTP2Y

Ferris, Inga Fredriksen. A Few Good Women: Memoirs of a World War II Marine. Xlibris, 2002. #824,840 Paid in
Kindle Store. B0052EMGD8

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CALL FOR REVIEWERS – Silver Pages on the Lawn

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Silver Pages on the Lawn: A Student Love Story of the Depression Years of the 1930s

Nora Lourie Percival

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Publisher:  Kent Hollow Press

ISBN-13 (eBook):  9781595130105

Price: $5.95

Publication Date:  March 1, 2014

Shelving Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs

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Description: Silver Pages on the Lawn is the true story of student lovers and their star-crossed romance that endures parental disapproval as well as the want of time, money, and privacy. To bridge long separations, they make love by words alone. Their passionate, eloquent letters, poignant and poetic, are the heart of this memoir and bring to life the troubled era in which their story takes place—the lean days of the Great Depression, war clouds over Europe, and the literary renaissance of which these aspiring writers were part, form the heart of their history.

    Silver Pages on the Lawn paints a dramatic picture of the difficult years they lived through and of the steadfast love that survived it all and carried them through to the life they dreamed of.

Biography:  Nora Lourie Percival was born just after World War I in Samara on the Volga River in Russia. The revolution drove her father out of the country to safety, and her family lived through a civil war and a famine. These tribulations were recorded in “Weather of the Heart,” her first memoir. In 1922, the family was reunited in New York, where Nora grew up. The author’s career has been largely in the editorial field. She has worked for Random House, the American Management Association, and Barnard College. Now long retired, she is still writing and working as a freelance editor. An only child, she has raised five children and now has eleven grandchildren. She lives in the mountains of North Carolina, where she enjoys the natural beauty and is inspired by the literary renaissance in the South.

Sales Handle: Silver Pages on the Lawn paints a dramatic picture of the difficult years they lived through and of the steadfast love that survived it all and carried them through to the life they dreamed of.

Comparative Titles (Amazon.com):

Roth, Benjamin. The Great Depression: A Diary. Public Affairs, 2009. #279,805 Paid in Kindle Store. B002TJLEVE

Gup, Ted. A Secret Gift: How One Man’s Kindness—and a Trove of Letters—Revealed the Hidden History of the Great
Depression
. Penguin Group, LLC, 2010. #92,115 Paid in Kindle Store. B00452V2Z6

Gazurek, Betty Jean hollowell. Love, Hope, Joy and Struggles: Memories of a North Carolina Country Girl Growing Up During
the Great Depression of 1929.
Amazon Digital Services, 2011. #665,704 Paid in Kindle Store. B006CUBHX6

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Review Announcement: Sterlen and A Mosaic of Mountain Women

Sterlen and a Mosaic of Mountain Women – An Unexpectedly Exciting Read

Review by Julia Asel Thomas

Amy Ammons Garza blew my socks off with her amazingly well-drawn characters and intriguing storyline. I had expected a sedate story set in the mountains.  Sterlen and a Mosaic of Mountain Women was indeed set in the mountains, but it was so much more than that. The characters brought to life the mores, language and culture of mountain life. Not only was the story true to that way of life, but the characters were remarkably well drawn.

Although the story’s title suggests that it is mainly about a character named Sterlen, it seemed to me that it was really the story of one of those mountain women. The book opens with a visit by a folkloric-style mountain man bringing his gift of music and song to a family in rural North Carolina. The entire family was featured prominently in the story, but the one to watch was the dark and silent young woman named Marthie. Marthie turns out to have lived through a series of overwhelming traumas. As the story progresses, we find out the depth of those experiences. But Sterlen has fallen in love with Marthie, almost at first sight. The rest of the story revolves around their courtship and how Marthie, with Stelen’s help, resolves her inner struggles.

At first, I was skeptical of the story. It had a few technical issues that I immediately found off-putting. For example, the author used passive voice occasionally. She also sometimes slipped into mountain-speak during the narrative portions of the story. However, by the second chapter I was so intrigued with the dramatic twists and turns of the story and the marvelously rich character development that I no longer noticed those minor problems. The story seemed to leap off the pages and directly into my imagination.

The book’s supreme readability and intricate storyline left me wanting more. I would love to read a similar book about any of the mountain people featured in the book. And, even though the story was based on true events, I suspect that if the author writes more about the Ammons family, I will find myself as wrapped up in the storytelling as I was with this amazing book. I heartily recommend this beautiful story.

 

by Amy Ammons

ISBN: 9780989216999

Price: eBook – $2.99

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The Poetry of the Appalachias: Linda Dickert’s ‘The Mountains Belong to Me’

Cries of coyotes, the croak of frogs and chirping of crickets exemplify the concertos of the Smoky Mountains. I appreciate the age-worn rocks’ accommodating a waterfall’s endless challenge. I hear gospel songs, and I can see myself clogging to great blue grass harmonies.

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Publisher: Ammons Communications
Publication Date: 6/3/2013
ISBN-13 (eBook): 9780989216968
Price: $4.00

All proceeds from this book will go to Spark Companions, a non-profit organization
that helps individuals unable to pay for vet bills.

 Linda Dickert’s collection of poetry and prose celebrates life in the Great Smoky Mountains. Her short essays, conversations, and inspirations draw from the happenings in the mountains of North Carolina, sharing with readers the spirit of the Appalachians and instilling an appreciation for the natural world and our responsibility to protect and cherish it. Dickert also gives readers an opportunity to reflect on their own environment and connection with nature.

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Linda Dickert was born in Asheville, North Carolina in a time when people loved the Smoky Mountains more for their healing powers than for their monetary gain through logging and deforestation. It was in the mountains that she fell in love with the magnificence of the Appalachians and its ability to cleanse the spirit. Her book “The Mountains Belong to Me” is a culmination of a lifetime of experiences and adventures in the Great Smoky Mountains. She now lives in Cullowhee, North Carolina with her husband, one dog, and three cats.

Praise for The Mountains Belong to Me

Such a great book…you feel the writer’s passion for her work…I’d like to applaud Linda Dickert because she makes the verses in the book come alive and sing out to the world. She creates pictures of delight, beauty, serenity and hope, as evidenced by the illustrations embedded in the collection…Truly amazing!     – Arianne Claire

Dickert manages to capture the wildlife and sense of freedom in the rugged outdoors…The Mountains contains poems of imagery and feeling…A very nice collection of poetry and memories.     – Joseph Spuckler

 

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Discover the Real Appalachia: Mathew Link Baker’s ‘My Mountain Granny’

     Shortly after moving to western North Carolina, Matthew Baker met Evelyn Howell Beck of Whittier, North Carolina. This meeting was the consequence of Baker’s lifelong desire to discover the “real Appalachia” and the character of the people who lived there. Over the course of four-year period starting in 1998, Baker would visit Evelyn nearly twenty times. Their recorded conversations comprise the foundation of Baker’s book My Mountain Granny.
      Baker’s touching documentation of Beck’s life and the history of Whittier pays tribute to a once-booming mountain town and the resilience of its people.

ImagePublisher: Catch the Spirit of Appalachia, Inc.
ISBN-13 (eBook): 9780989216920
Publication Date: 7/17/2013
Genre: Biography, History
Price: $1.99

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Appalachian Author Janie Mae McKinley’s “The Legacy of Bear Mountain”

    

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     In ‘The Legacy of Bear Mountain: Stories of Old Mountain Values That Enrich Our Lives Today,’ Janie Mae recalls mountain life with her grandparents during the time her mother and father were involved in the war efforts of World War II. During those formative years, she absorbed her grandparents’ old-fashioned values and lifestyle. Although their secluded 1895 farmhouse lacked modern conveniences until 1975, they enjoyed a rich life of hard work, honesty, humor, gratitude, and faith. With amazing detail, Janie Mae, whose ancestors came to Bear Mountain in the 1700s, vividly recalls both humorous and scary stories, along with grandfather’s hard work on the railroad and her grandmother’s devout faith in God.

      In honor of the reader’s own memories, a page at the end of each chapter is designed for individuals, families, small groups, or church classes to record and share their own family’s legacy.

     A first-generation college graduate, Janie Mae Jones McKinley holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Mars Hill College, Mars Hill, NC, and a M.A.Ed. in Community Agency Counseling from Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC. Having returned to her childhood roots, she lives on Bear Mountain with her husband, Larry. Because of having no heirs, she donated many of her grandparents’ antiques to the Mountain Heritage Center Museum on the Western Carolina University campus. These treasured artifacts will be used to teach future generations about mountain farm life before modern conveniences. 

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REVIEWS of THE LEGACY OF BEAR MOUNTAIN:

McKinley does a wonderful job of drawing her reader in and immersing them in mountain life…An excellent book, and an absolute read for fans of creative non-fiction. McKinley should be very proud of her work and her heritage, I hope to see more work from her in the future. 
             – J. P. Dash

This is an incredibly detailed book; the author does an amazing job of showing us what her experiences on Bear Mountain were like…a very sentimental book, and the reader’s are allowed to go on that journey of remembering with the author. I believe that anyone who grew up in an area like that, or with family like that, would appreciate this book…I was touched by some of the stories in this book, and am glad to have had the chance to read it.
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Cianna Reider

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