In anticipation of the release of its sequeal, 11th Dimension Press is proud to announce the release of the paperback edition of Rita Smith’s debut novel, TWO TEARS…
Fiona’s head was spinning. The sudden illness, bombshell confession, and subsequent death of her beloved husband Bob left Fiona struggling to carry on. She couldn’t stand to be in the company of anyone. She couldn’t stand to be alone. Fiona longed to get away and, deep in her heart of hearts, she longed for a second chance at life. In the days following Bob’s funeral, Fiona found the opportunity she was looking for: tickets for the cruise she and Bob had booked in the weeks before he took ill. Her family disapproved, but Fiona was steadfast. She would travel alone on the cruise she planned to take with her husband. The cruise would prove to be a fateful journey. On the cruise Fiona met June, another solo traveler who, like Fiona, grew up in the U.K. and, much to Fiona’s delight, shared many of the life experiences that Fiona herself cherished. Over their evening meals, midnight coffees, and explorations into the world’s most exotic ports of call the pair became fast friends. All the while a nagging suspicion blossoms into a full-blown mystery as the uncanny parallels between June’s life and Fiona’s own life continue to emerge. The realization that at which Fiona eventually arrives is one that will resolve conflicts in her past, change forever her perspective on the love and life she shared with her husband, and bring Fiona the consolation she so desperately craves, the consolation she needs to carry her into her next chapter of life. Two Tears is a fictitious story of love and friendship wrapped up in the personal history of its author. It’s a journey through history and, at the same time, it’s a journey through a diverse landscape of emotions and foreign lands.
Today, on the day we present to the world, Jack Brandon’s War, the debut novel from Grimsby, Ontario’s Brian C. Merritt, 11th Dimension Press gives thanks and pays homage to the sacrifices of the brave men and women who have, and continue to, sacrifice in defence of our freedoms.
11th Dimension Press is excited to offer this sneak peak at Brian C. Merritt’s debut novel JACK BRANDON’S WAR…
The outside of the book is awesome! Just wait, the inside is even better!
Here’s the front cover with original artwork by the author himself, Brian C. Merritt:
And here’s the back:
JACK BRANDON’S WAR follows the parallel stories of Jack, an eight-year-old boy growing up in the small industrial town of Birkenhead, England during the Second World War and his father Tom, a ship’s engineer in Britain’s Merchant Navy. Both face terrible loss. Both grapple with mental and physical trauma and both find themselves fighting the war on fronts that are seldom explored in literature. Tom is away at sea when war descends on his family, residents of urban England. In fact, Tom returns home oblivious to the tragedy that struck is family only days before his ship, the merchant vessel S.S. Griffon, reached port. There’s a lot of work to be done, bodies, souls, and families to be mended before Tom is, once again, called to duty aboard the Griffon. When separated again both Tom and his son Jack are confronted by the war. Their struggles threaten to keep them apart forever, their only hope for survival and reunion lies in the kindness of their neighbours and the spirit inside them.