Alcuin Communications, LLC
Web and Book Design in East-Central Minnesota.
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We offer reasonably priced, high-quality book packaging and Web design without the high overhead and frills that make the big design companies too expensive for the average person.
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Clare: A Novel
by Susan Lynn Peterson
Clare Keane is fourteen years old when her mother dies of pneumonia in the tenement room they share in turn-of-the-century Cork, Ireland. Left with two younger brothers, her closest family thousands of miles away in St. Paul, Minnesota, Clare begins a dangerous journey that takes her from Cork through the port of Queenstown to Ellis Island, New York, and finally St. Paul.
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- The Losing Role
on Feb. 03, 2011
I tried The Losing Role without knowing anything about it or its author. I was looking for a historical novel, and the premise sounded interesting. After reading the sample, I was hooked. I found that I really cared what happened to Max, the main character.
Max is German, spent some time in the U.S., returned to Germany just before WWII. He's an actor, not terribly political. He just wants to act. When the war starts, his roles dry up. He's drafted and sent to the Russian front. His only way out of miserable (and futile) duty in the infantry is a dangerous mission that involves disguising himself as an American soldier and sneaking behind enemy lines to do intelligence work. He decides to use the opportunity to try try to find his way back to the U.S. Max is a likable "every man." He uses the one skill he's confident of, his acting ability, to try to regain control of a life that's gone way out of control.
Is "The Losing Role" great literature? No. Is it solid storytelling and a really good read? It definitely is.
Susan Lynn Peterson
author of "Clare: A Novel"
- Weekend Homesteader: April
on Feb. 11, 2015
Anna's books are like having a neighbor with a successful homestead living next door. She's generous with information about what worked and what didn't work for her. I recommend "April" if you are thinking about no-till or lasagne gardening and want a fast introduction to the topic from someone with hands-on experience. The book gives just enough detail to go out and experiment.