Founding Stones (Paperback)
A Novel of Cultural and Environmental Conflict (Generation of Secrets #2)
Sedro Publishing, 9780999529140, 313pp.
Publication Date: February 2, 2020
List Price: 17.99*
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Part coming of age, part political intrigue, and Founding Stones questions what it mean to be a citizen of the world. Trouble simmers in a small Pacific Northwest town when generations of secrets collide. Hannah, the daughter of the largest berry farmer in the county, searches for her voice after her twin sister dies of cancer. She jumps into the controversy around immigrant workers at the farm, and naively causes further problems. Her boyfriend, Luis, forced to live without his deported family, seeks his place within the American dream. His elderly friend, Joseph, an undocumented immigrant from Russia, emerges from seclusion to confront an old vendetta and protect his mushroom cure for cancer and his prototype of a light silk-titanium airplane wing from outside forces.
About the Author
Abbe Rolnick grew up in the suburbs of Baltimore, Maryland. Her first major cultural jolt occurred at age 15 when her family moved to Miami Beach, Florida. To find perspective, she climbed the only non-palm tree at her condo-complex, and wrote what she observed. History came alive with her exposure to the Cuban culture. After attending Boston University, she lived in Puerto Rico, where she owned a bookstore. She lives in Sedro Woolley, Washington. Abbe Rolnick grew up in the suburbs of Baltimore, Maryland. Her first major cultural jolt occurred at age 15 when her family moved to Miami Beach, Florida. To find perspective, she climbed the only non-palm tree at her condo-complex, and wrote what she observed. History came alive with her exposure to the Cuban culture. After attending Boston University, she lived in Puerto Rico, where she owned a bookstore. RIVER OF ANGELS flows from her experiences there and is the first novel in her Generations Series. She continues with COLOR OF LIES, the second novel in the series, bringing the reader to the Pacific Northwest where she presently resides. Here she blends stories from island life with characters in Skagit Valley. The third in the series, Founding Stones, will be published in 2020, and continues with characters from her two previous novels. Her recent experiences with her husband’s cancer inspired, Cocoon of Cancer: An Invitation to Love Deeply. (2016) A love story that shares intimate tips for caregivers and family. Tattle Tales: Essays and Stories Along the Way (2016), is a compilation of twenty years of writing. An avid world traveler, you can find Abbe with her husband Jim, in Africa, Southeast Asia, South America, Sri Lanka, the Middle East and other exotic countries when they aren’t at their home amid twenty acres in Skagit Valley, Washington, or visiting with her three grown children and grandkids. To learn more about her writings, Abbe’s Notes and Abbe’s Ruminations, visit her website, www.abberolnick.com. Abbe welcomes questions and requests for speaking engagements.