Oskar's Garden

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Deliver the ashes. Collect a fortune...It seems simple enough. Ex-con Marek Zemple must deliver the cremated remains of Oskar Potacki to a village deep inside 1939 Poland. In return, he will inherit a fortune. For Marek, this is an opportunity to start over and forget a past which torments him, but he discovers that Oskar's last request is anything but simple.... More

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Words: 117,170
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301710133
About Fresno Parker

I grew up in the Great Basin country of Northern Nevada. I read a lot of books growing up. I wish I had the time now to read as much as I did back then. My passion for reading has helped shape me into the person I am today and even though I have traveled widely, I value the discoveries I have made within the pages of books above all else.

I am fascinated by world history and cultural uniqueness, but I am equally interested in how we all fit together as a people, past and present. My first novel, Oskar's Garden, originally started out as a journey to learn more about my Polish heritage.

I have been lucky enough to see some of the world because of my "day job", and I am often inspired by the people and cultures I have witnessed. I hope my writing reflects this inspiration.


Review by: Rrfitz on April 26, 2014 :
This book was so intriguing to me, only took me 4 days to read. A very easy read from start to finish, very well written. I did not want to put the book down because wanted to find out what was going to happen next. Every time I thought I knew what the outcome was going to be, the author surprised.....
You will not be disappointed. I can't wait to read more from this author! My new favorite author!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Karen Pinkerton on Feb. 17, 2013 :
History, mystery, and action all rolled up together. The history is detailed and accurate, the mystery keeps you guessing at the many surprise turns, and the action keeps you reading. Well written and interesting. I'd recommend this to my many friends who have the same taste in books.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Christopher J. A. Saint Germain on Feb. 10, 2013 :
A story of a boy whose father died in the war, and his strong Polish mother running a boarding house. I don't usually read fiction, but this story is so well written, I can barely wait to finish it.

Oskar reached into his uniform pocket and carefully removed a folded piece of thin paper. He handed it to Mother, who took it wordlessly.

“I had to write it but it is his words,” Oskar said. Before she could open it, Oskar began to speak again, his voice low and reverent, and Marek barely remembered to breathe as the man’s deep voice reached into him with his father’s words.

“Dearest Tekla, We have won. I know these words mean little to you considering what it has cost you and I, but there are some things worth fighting for and yes, sometimes dying for. Please don’t pine away, or work yourself to misery, or be angry at me. Marry another and live as God meant you to. I only want you to be happy and put this sadness behind. Love the boy and teach him to be kind and just, and in this way he will find happiness. I am not afraid, and my last thoughts are of your beautiful face and the love we have shared.”
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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