Book Shares Tale Behind Old Deck of Playing Cards' History

Curious about the history of old airline playing cards from the '80s, author David T. Straw picked up the idea to write "Complimentary Tales" (published by Archway Publishing), a fascinating story behind an old deck of playing cards that comes to life as it is passed around the world and affects the lives of all who play a hand.

Straw describes his book as a story in reverse that takes readers back in time, to follow a deck of old airline playing cards from the 1980s. Unknown to the young boy who gets them, they will travel all over the world and touch a great many hands, and be part of a great many stories.

"The timeline is different, as it does not follow a usual chronological order. The figurative language and the characters," says Straw about the uniqueness his book. Ultimately, Straw wants his readers to enjoy the story and smile at a possible connection they can relate to.

"Complimentary Tales"
By David T. Straw
Hardcover | 6x9 in | 448 pages | ISBN 9781480852617
Softcover | 6x9 in | 448 pages | ISBN 9781480852631
E-Book | 448 pages | ISBN 9781480852624
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
David T. Straw is originally from Miami Lakes. He was an elementary school teacher for 17 years before quitting to write full-time. He now lives in St. Augustine with his family.

Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has teamed up with Author Solutions, LLC, the leading self-publishing company worldwide, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kind, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach his or her desired audience. For more information, visit or call 888-242-5904.

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