Saturday, February 26, 2011
'A Way Yonder' - A novel by Dick Blizzard
My new ebook is now available on Amazon ($5.99). It is in the Kindle format, but you don't necessarily need a Kindle to read it - just download the Kindle App into your PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Blackberry, and Android devices.
Book synopsis: Charles is awaiting the gallows; convicted of murder. The murdered man's widow falsely testifies that she saw Charles' 11 year old sister kill her husband. The judge believes the old lady because her husband had indeed raped the little girl. The court releases Charles and Mandy on the condition the children leave Ireland immediately. The ensuing journey to America is filled with intrigue, romance, humor and conflict.
'A Way Yonder' is fiction, but it was inspired by accounts passed down though my mother and her family. Sketchy documentation is available.
I visit Charles' grave in the mountains of Southwest Virginia every summer. Charles Hibbitts was my great, great grandfather.