Modesto, CA, February 02, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Outskirts Press, Inc. has published ...Like Footprints in the Wind: A Generation Lost by Pamela Atherstone. The author's most recent book to date is a 6 x 9 paperback in the Christian historical fiction category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/likefootprintsinthewind was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.
Few people know about the “Purge of the Kulaks” in Russia, as this is a suppressed part of history.
Based on real stories of people who actually lived through this terrible time, the fictional Jahnle family is falsely “evacuated” from their farm in a small village near the Black Sea and they begin their journey north, into the unknown, with many other German-Russian families like them. It is nearly harvest season of 1929. Not understanding what is happening to them, the family experiences adventure at the beginning of their trek as they traverse the first four hundred miles by horse and wagon. During this trip they come into contact with the NKVD (the People’s Commissariat of Internal Affairs, which later becomes the foundation of the KGB). They are loaded into an overcrowded cattle-car on a very long train and taken nearly nine hundred miles to the labor camps on the coast of the White Sea, near the town of Onega, in western Siberia. Here they are exposed to separation, interrogation, starvation, over-work, cruelty and death.
The ever-present love of the family members for one another, combined with the solid foundation of their faith in God, runs like a fine silk thread holding them together through the worst of situations, and yet doubt and disbelief often permeate their souls. But this story is not all doom and gloom. There is hope and the promise of a better life for some of them.
387 pages in length, ...Like Footprints in the Wind: A Generation Lost is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Christian historical fiction category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, ...Like Footprints in the Wind meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $18.95.
Additionally, ...Like Footprints in the Wind can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at www.outskirtspress.com/bookstore.
Format: 6 x 9 paperback white
For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/likefootprintsinthewind.
About the author:
Pamela Atherstone is the great-granddaughter of German-Russian immigrants and an amateur genealogist focusing on Russians of German heritage. This is her first novel, and she is currently working on a continuation to this story. She lives in the Central Valley of California with her husband, Jim, and her horses and dogs.
About Outskirts Press, Inc.
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