Cynthia Lang Author- SARAH CARLISLE’S RIVER AND OTHER STORIES

SARAH CARLISLE’S RIVER AND OTHER STORIES

by Cynthia Lang

Cynthia Lang’s new book SARAH CARLISLE’S RIVER AND OTHER STORIES has been published by Mill City Press.  What defines a legacy?  Is it a fortune, a factory, or a debt, a grandfather’s prized baseball card collection or a mother’s silver spoons?  SARAH CARLISLE’S RIVER AND OTHER STORIES begins with a family legacy.  Sarah … the author’s ancestor and mother of Gardner Colby, benefactor of Colby College- married a successful Maine shipbuilder and lived a life of wealth, even extravagance, until the War of 1812 destroyed the business and erased all traces of former fortune.  “having know what such adversity is,” Sarah wrote to a nephew who’d fallen on hard times, “I can appreciate the distress you are in.

Through nine short stories and a cast of vibrant characters, SARAH CARLISLE’S RIVER collects legacies of all forms … not all as tangible as Sarah’s letter.  Take a journey, and nothing may change hands but tickets.  But now and then … a train ride to Texas connects two orthodox students, unmoored from competing religions.  A celebrated computer geek flies to the Caribbean to help his father but finds his own future reprogrammed.  The harmony of three musicians is altered for good when the trio accepts a booking at an Edinburg nightclub.

For more info: http://www.cythialang.com

Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors  Vol. 42, No. 4 August/Sept. 2013

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