RIVER BRAIDS Novel Launches; Offering Signed Copies
What is the 'Aha!' moment that inspires a great summer novel? For Marcy Luikart, author of the gripping dramatic novel "River Braids," it involved uncovering history, hidden in a small, American river town. Riding the Mississippi River on a homemade raft with her husband led Luikart to discover a bar that was once a rowing boat club during the 1904 Olympics, a time when American Indians were banned from participating.
Just as the Mississippi River braids with other rivers, Luikart weaves her characters' riveting stories of integrity and injustice in her "Huck Finn-like" tale that encompasses the 1904 Olympics.
Luikart's publisher, Sea Hill Press, in Santa Barbara, CA, announces that the author will launch her 2013 book tour in August with readings and signings of her five-star reviewed novel "River Braids."
From August 3 - September 1, 2013, Sea Hill Press is hosting a limited-time promotion, offering a signed copy of "River Braids" and free shipping when the book is purchased through seahillpress.com.
"It's the type of book you don't want to give to a friend when you finish, because you know you will want to read it again. The reviews are all saying the same thing-love, love, love this story, give me more," says Sea Hill Press Publisher, Greg Sharp.
Set over a 100-year span, from 1904 to 2004, "River Braids" weaves together the histories of three people: Joe Barton, a promising 1904 Olympic rower of Native American heritage, his young love, Annie, and Joe's grandson, Sonny Barton. A story of yearning to belong, this novel chronicles the struggles of not fitting into any world, while fighting for personal pride and integrity in an unjust society.
Goodreads and Amazon reviewers gave "River Braids" five-stars, calling it "Captivating!" "A breath of fresh air." And a writing style that is "Hemingwayish." One finished their review by saying, "This should be called the 'River of Life,' it's wonderful," and recommended the book as "perfect for an afternoon read in the park, a plane journey or anytime you want a good story."