Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Book Recommendation: “The Sign for Drowning”

sign_for_drowningOne of my good friends, Rachel Stolzman, is a novelist whose agent will soon be showing her second novel to potential publishers. It would improve her chances of seeing that book published by having a boost in sales of her first novel, The Sign for Drowning, which is a lovely book about a woman who has “grown up haunted by her younger sister’s death. In the life she constructs as a barrier against the emotional wreckage of her family tragedy, Anna settles comfortably into a career as a teacher of deaf children. But a challenge arrives — in the form of a young girl. Adrea’s disarming vulnerability and obvious need for love offer Anna the possibility of reconnecting with the world around her — if she has the courage to open her heart.”

Julia Glass, author of Three Junes and The Whole World Over, says: “At a time when cool, ironic fiction is too much the rage, here is a novel written straight from the heart, a tender yet fearless portrait of a loving family crippled by grief. Rachel Stolzman reminds us what kind of stories matter, and move us, the most.”

If you’re looking for a cozy read for one of these cold January days, please consider The Sign for Drowning. Not only would you get enjoyment out of it, you’d be helping a dear friend of mine reach her goal of publishing a second novel.

Available as an ebook, and also in paperback.

8 comments… add one
  • kerrycontrary January 3, 2013, 3:15 pm

    Done! I always need more books to read. I hope she can get her second one published 🙂

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    • MissDre January 3, 2013, 3:26 pm

      Me too!

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  • MissDre January 3, 2013, 3:29 pm

    It has really good reviews on Amazon so I bought the book and Wendy, I used your Canadian Amazon affiliate link!

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  • Rachel Stolzman January 3, 2013, 3:55 pm

    Thanks so very much Wendy! I deeply appreciate your support and friendship. And thanks DW readers! I already enjoy your writing in the comments and forums here. Happy New Year everyone!

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    • Addie Pray January 3, 2013, 4:15 pm

      Tell us some scandalous secrets about Wendy. Embarrassing stories are fine too.

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      • Rachel Stolzman January 3, 2013, 4:56 pm

        That wouldn’t be very nice after she did me this big favor. 🙂 I think she’s shared all the ones I know here already.

      • Addie Pray January 3, 2013, 5:58 pm

        But you forgot about that one time she drank all that stuff and did that thing in front of you know who and then all that happened, remember? You could tell us about that.


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