James Conroyd Martin is an award-winning author of novels set in Poland. Although of Irish and Norwegian extraction, he has been embraced by the Polish community. The American Institute for Polish Culture presented him with their prestigious Gold Medal. The author is quick to point out that the stories of love, war, and survival appeal to everyone. Martin is a longtime teacher who lives in and teaches in the Chicago area.
Piers Anthony: "Original~not an ordinary haunt story." Hologram opens when Chicagoan Margaret Rockwell falls in love with a wonderful old Greek Revival home in Hammond, Indiana, and convinces hesitant husband Kurt that fate meant it for them. So begins a journey that will take them down a circuitous path fraught with the unknown—and danger.
Three acclaimed epics set in Poland (1791-1831) are included in this boxed set. PUSH NOT THE RIVER paints a vivid picture of a tumultuous and unforgettable metamorphosis of a nation and one woman's family as they struggle to survive. Napoleon appears in AGAINST A CRIMSON SKY, seeking help on his march to Moscow. In THE WARSAW CONSPIRACY, Polish cadets stage a daring uprising against Russia.
"A gripping, transporting story." ~Kirkus Reviews
Winner of a GOLD MEDAL "IPPY" by the Independent Publishers Book Awards
Aleksy, a Tatar raised by a Polish peasant family, nurtures dreams of becoming a Polish winged hussar and of pursuing the Countess Krystyna, both impossible quests. One day he must choose which dream to pursue.
PUSH NOT THE RIVER is based on the true eighteenth century diary of Anna Maria Berezowska, a Polish countess who lived through the rise and fall of the historic Third of May Constitution. Vivid, romantic, and thrillingly paced, it paints the emotional and unforgettable story of the metamorphosis of a nation--and of a proud and resilient young woman.