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Author, now Author and Publisher

Posted: March 19, 2017 by Jollymore in Uncategorized

COVER ONLYThrough my imprint, Finns Way Books Listener in the Snow, Observation Hill, The Advent of Elizabeth, and, now Lake Stories and Other Tales are out there for you to read. Finns Way Books deals direct, or if you want to obtain the title through a local book store, simply click INDIES FIRST logo on any book page.

I am happy to announce our first outside book, The Glory Road by Bruce Coyle:

The Glory Road is a tender and important story for our own times as well as the 1930s in which it is set. The lad, Justin’s acceptance of race, death, absence, and the harshness of American society grows as he works through the loneliness of his mother’s disappearance following fast on his father’s death. He finds consolation in the care and watchfulness of Waters, his fathers best friend, the sole African-American anywhere near the little town of Glory. Though Justin’s Uncle Hal isn’t much help emotionally, he at least provides a home for both Justin and Waters. Justin’s emotional support and nurture come from his new best friend, Wiley, and a sweetheart, Annie who proves the goodness of the town folk despite a few hardened, angry individuals. This is a picture of rural America snapped at a time just prior to the A-Am diaspora during and following WWII. The story is wonderfully authentic in its detail, and heart-rending in its realism of a life more akin to our modern times than one might think. A lovely and compelling read.

The book fits the Finns Way Book profile exactly. “Finns Way Books promotes titles of wide literary and personal interest. We favor books that may have been overlooked by harried agents and publishers jammed by the tyranny of the market.” In plain words, we publish books about people like ourselves and our neighbors. Jack London’s “big men” have a hard time making their way into our books.