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Unlikeliest of Friendships Blooms in Segregated South: Viola Published by Outskirts Press


Bridgewater, NJ, March 16, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Viola: Fields Of Flowers by Jeffrey D. Barbieri. The author's most recent book to date is a 5 x 8 paperback in the action and adventure category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/viola was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

Victory Boulevard, Savannah, Georgia. 1923. Saint John’s First Baptist Church stands in the center of town just a few blocks from the railroad tracks laid down by the hands of slaves only forty-five years earlier. At noon Reverend Hartmann finishes his sermon, releases his congregation and gathers outside with a few men.

The conversation switches from God to politics. That’s when the gossip starts.

Later, across town, young Ruth declares, “We have to be sisters.”
“We should be sisters,” thirteen year old Viola agrees around her mouthful of cookies.
“Then let’s be sisters.”
“We can’t be sisters. You’re white. I’m not.”

Based on real events Viola, Field of Flowers is the touching story of two girls who come together and form the unlikeliest of friendships. Although forever separated by the color of their skin, Viola and Ruth share a story of truth, love and the power of family despite the tragedies of this era of segregation.

236 pages in length, Viola: Fields Of Flowers is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the action and adventure category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Viola meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $17.95.

Additionally, Viola 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.

ISBN: 9781432769482

Format: 5 x 8 paperback white

SRP: $17.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/viola.

About the author:

Jeffrey D. Barbieri has grown up experiencing life between New Jersey and Puerto Rico. As a teenager he fell in love with music, and through music he discovered the power of words. Jeffrey won the 2009 N.J. Male Author of the Year Award for his Ben & Ink Series. He participates in the Liberty State Fiction Writers Association and he is also an active member of the American Legion and of two charities, Save-a-Gato in Puerto Rico and Paper Houses Across the Border.

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 www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.

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