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Friday, September 6, 2013

A Fall Read
I really enjoy reading historical fiction that is based upon the real-life experiences of a family member of the author or set in a locale most familiar to him/her--like his/her hometown, for example. Knowing there is the personal touch makes for a much more intimate, enjoyable read.

Such is the case of The Aftermath by Rhidian Brook, a British author who has based his first novel upon the post-WWII experiences of his paternal grandfather who assisted with the reparations of Germany prior to the building of the Berlin Wall. Despite its fixation on the horrors of  the, well, aftermath of war, this is a very interesting and enlightening read, as well as being an in-depth study of familial love and betrayal.

I was privileged to read an electronic advanced copy of The Aftermath last month and wrote a review of it for www.authorexposure.com
. Please follow the link to read my comments. I am sure you will agree that it will be a great addition to your fall reading list.

And may you enjoy this glorious pre-autumn weather.

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June J. McInerney, the host of this Literary Blog, is an author, poet, and librettist. Her currenty published works include a novel, a book of spiritual inspirations, two volumes of poetry, stories for children (of all ages) and a variety of children's musicals. Her titles include:

the Schuylkill Monster: A Novel of Phoenixville in 1978
The Prisoner's Portrait: A Novel of Phoenxville during World War II
Forty-Thirty 
Rainbow in the Sky
Meditations for New Members

Adventures of Oreigh Ogglefont
The Basset Chronicles.
Cats of Nine Tales
Spinach Water: A Collection of Poems
Exodus Ending: A Collection of More Spiritual Poems

We Three Kings

Beauty and the Beast

Bethlehem

Noah's Rainbow

Peter, Wolf, and Red Riding Hood

 

 

Originally from the New York metropolitan area, June currently lives near Valley Forge Park in Pennsylvania with her constant and loving companions, FrankieBernard and Sebastian Cat. She is currently working on her fourth novel.

June's novels can be purchased at amazon.com, through Barnes and Noble,
at the Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area,
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the Gateway Pharmacy in Phoenixvile, PA
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For more information about her musicals, which are also available on amazon.com,