Warren, NJ, December 29, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Saints in the City by Andie Andrews, which is the author’s most recent book to date. The 5 x 8 paperback in the Fiction category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $19.95. The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/saintsinthecity was launched simultaneously with the book’s publication.
About the Book (Excerpts & Info)
Helen Baldwin, a Baptist preacher’s young wife, was raised in one of the poorest regions of southern Appalachia. When her ambitious husband is sent to plant a church in a bustling city in New Jersey, she is expected to create a new life and identity for herself as a woman of social grace and stature. Instead, she accepts a job at the local soup kitchen where she finds a sense of place among the soup kitchen’s homeless and working poor guests. Helen’s growing attraction to one guest in particular, an enigmatic Vietnam veteran, sets the stage for Helen’s struggle to discern between light and darkness – and leads her to embark upon a journey that will force her to confront her own demons from the past.
Incognito appearances in and around the soup kitchen by St. Francis of Assisi (the narrator), St. Thérèse of Lisieux, and other well-known friends of God, turn Saints in the City into an entertaining and meaningful exploration of the idea that the veil between Heaven and earth is thin indeed – and that we are called to “be” what we all intrinsically are: modern saints, often formed in tragic ways.
While it is at its heart a mystical and romantic journey, Saints in the City is also a provocative parable about the pitfalls of moral judgment, love as a powerful, binding force between persons of all social classes and conditions, and the idea that restoration is possible for all people, no matter what is the root of their brokenness or shame.
Deftly constructed at 369 pages, Saints in the City is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Fiction category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Saints in the City meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $19.95.
Additionally, Saints in the City 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 wholesale online bookstore at www.outskirtspress.com/buybooks
Format: 5 x 8 paperback
For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/saintsinthecity
About the Author
Author Andie Andrews has written two other novels and was nationally recognized as a 2006 FaithWords Finalist by the American Christian Fiction Writers. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, Ed, is the mother of Jillian Valentine, and delights in the goodness and mercy of God.
About Outskirts Press, Inc.
Outskirts Press offers turn-key, custom book publishing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available globally at www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.
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