Sunday, July 23, 2006

Author James C. Martin's New Web Site

I've been busy. In case you haven't noticed, I haven't written any posts for my blog in a few days. I've been hard at work on another new web site that will be especially appreciated by those of you with Polish backgrounds. It's the new web site for author James Conroyd Martin. Many of you will recognize the name if you've read his first novel, Push Not the River.

Push Not the River was published by St. Martin's Press in 2004 and immediately won the hearts of critics and readers alike. Hailed as Poland's version of "Gone With the Wind", it captures an era of Poland's history when gale force winds of change blew across that country. The novel is based on the actual diary of Countess Anna Maria Berezowska and not only gives wonderful insight into the politics of the time but the emotions of the people as well. It's a wonderful story, one you'll want for your personal library if you don't already have it.

Next month, James Martin's next novel will be released (officially goes on sale
August 8 th). It's called Against a Crimson Sky and it's a sequel to Push Not the River. I'm in the process of reading an advanced copy right now and I'm enjoying it thoroughly. I'll write a review of it later this week. The new web site has an excerpt you can read right now and also a list of dates and places where Jim will have book signings next month. There's still plenty of time for summer reading so be sure and add Against a Crimson Sky to your reading list!