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Outskirts Press Announces Celebration with Surprises, the Latest from Author Sr. Mary of the Sacred Heart Sawicki, O.P.

West Springfield, MA, January 06, 2010 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Celebration With Surprises: Dominican Nuns Celebrate 800 Years by Sr. Mary of the Sacred Heart Sawicki, O.P., which is the author's most recent book to date. The 6.14 x 9.21 Paperback in the History / Essays category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $17.95. Celebration With Surprises is also available in its 6.14 x 9.21 Hardback w/ jacket edition for $30.95. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

About the Book (Excerpts & Info)

“This book weaves beautifully the 21st century experience of the 800th anniversary with the rich history of the Dominican Nuns. It has heartfelt words from so many who love this community. It is a joy to read and savor.”
— Peggy Weber, Catholic Communi- cations writer, columnist and producer

“Amazing story of the Dominican Nuns...their beginnings... dreams... adventures... tragedies... hopes... courage... resurgence... expansion... friends... life of prayer... love for God and for you. Never before written in a single book."
—Donna McCarthy, editor and playwright

“It’s woven together in an articulate and fascinating manner. I recommend this book to everyone.”
—Amy Gracey, editor

“...very well done literary masterpiece...You will be inspired by her work...”
—Elizabeth Hanlon

Deftly constructed at 364 pages, Celebration With Surprises: Dominican Nuns Celebrate 800 Years is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the History / Essays category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Celebration With Surprises meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $17.95 and $30.95, respectively.

Additionally, Celebration With Surprises 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

ISBN: 9781432745431
Format: 6.14 x 9.21 Paperback
SRP: $17.95

ISBN: 9781432750848
Format: 6.14 x 9.21 Hardback w/ jacket
SRP: $30.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the Author

Sr. Mary of the Sacred Heart Sawicki has been a member of the West Springfield, Mass. Dominican Nuns since 1964. She contributed an essay to the book, Vocation in Black and White: Dominican Contemplative Nuns Tell How God Called Them. She is the editor of the American version of web site and has participated in the Dominican Theological Formation Program Studies. Sister Sacred Heart has served as treasurer for the Conference of Nuns of the Order of Preachers and provides technical support for her community. As a former softball catcher, she is an avid Red Sox fan.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.


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