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This is your opportunity to be among the first to read this exciting new novel by talented author, Greg Fields! - Graciously donated by >>>>
Through the Waters and the Wild by Greg Fields
In addition to exploring topics such as the Irish American experience today and the impact of the Irish Civil War, Fields also grapples with key existential questions and explores themes including:
Discovery of purpose by stripping away the expectations of others. It takes great courage and self-awareness to strip away the expectations of others and listen to the inner voices that define who we really are.
Exile of both place and character. In bowing to the expectations of others and the pressures of conformity, everyone runs the risk of exile.
Redemption after exile. The process of redemption which comes at last through a recognition of one’s most basic and fundamental purpose. A single event, an accidental meeting, the press of a stranger’s hand might trigger a revelation, and that revelation might uncover new clues of purpose, place and passion. As we are all exiled in some measure from who we truly are and are meant to be, we all carry within us the potential for return.
The haunting of past mistakes. How do we reconcile ourselves to those mistakes? Do we dwell on damage done or the bruises we ourselves suffered? What are the contours of forgiveness, and is self-forgiveness the most significant form of penance for what we’ve done wrong?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Greg Fields is the author of Arc of the Comet, a lyrical, evocative examination of promise, potential and loss, published by Koehler Books in October 2017. Arc of the Comet explores universal themes in a precise, lyrical style inspired by the work of Niall Williams, Colm Toibin and the best of Pat Conroy, who had offered a jacket quote for the book shortly before his death. The book has been nominated for the Cabell First Novelist Award, the Sue Kaufman First Fiction Prize and the Kindle Book of the Year in Literary Fiction.
He is also the co-author with Maya Ajmera of Invisible Children: Reimagining International Development from the Grassroots. He has won recognition for his written work in presenting the plight of marginalized young people through his tenure at the Global Fund for Children, and has had articles published in the Harvard International Review, as well as numerous periodicals, including The Washington Post and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. His short nonfiction has appeared in The Door Is A Jar and Gettysburg Review literary reviews.
Greg holds degrees from Rutgers College and the University of Notre Dame. He lives with his wife Lynn and their son Michael in Manassas, Virginia. For more information, please visit www.gregfields.net or connect with him on Instagram and Facebook.
The second book is an exciting new debut by author, B.B. Alston for Elementary/Middle Grade youth!
"This book has a spectacular Cinderella story – Alston was preparing to pursue med school when he submitted his book proposal via #DVPit on Twitter, quickly found an agent, Amari was christened “the book of the fair” at the Bologna Book Festival, before setting off fierce bidding wars for publishing and film rights." " it’s already been optioned by Universal Pictures with Marsai Martin and Don Cheadle to produce." (- Generously donated by GoSparkPoint.com
Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston
Thirteen-year old Amari Peters stumbles across a ticking briefcase in her missing brother’s closet, containing an invite for Amari to join a summer tryout at the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs, where her brother worked. Introduced to a paranormal world, Amari discovers that she too has magical talent, though her powers are deemed “illegal.” As she grows more isolated and scrutinized by her peers, it’s easy to give up hope but if Amari doesn’t pass the tryouts, she may never learn what happened to her missing brother.
This striking debut addresses important themes of racism, classism and prejudice, written for those who feel marginalized.
· “Sharp, funny and brightly imaginative -- a big adventure filled with magic and heart.” —Jessica Townsend, New York Times bestselling author of the Nevermoor series
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
B. B. Alston started writing in middle school, entertaining his classmates with horror stories starring the whole class where not everyone survived! After several years of trying to break into publishing, he had just been accepted into a biomedical graduate program when a chance entry into a twitter pitch contest led to his signing with TBA, 20+ book deals worldwide, and even a film deal. When not writing, he can be found eating too many sweets and exploring country roads to see where they lead.
B. B. was inspired to write AMARI AND THE NIGHT BROTHERS because he couldn’t find any fantasy stories featuring Black kids when he was growing up. He hopes to show kids that though you might look different, or feel different, whatever the reason, your uniqueness needn’t only be a source of fear and insecurity. There is great strength and joy to be found in simply accepting yourself for who you are. Because once you do so, you’ll be unstoppable.
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