Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Glenn Boyer at Bookfair

Posted By on Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 1:34 PM

Glenn Boyer
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On Friday, Dec. 4 (6 to 8 p.m.) and Saturday, Dec. 5 (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.), 48 local and regional authors and publishers will be on hand at a bookfair. The event takes place at Arizona History Museum, 949 E. Second St. Visit www.arizonahistoricalsociety.org for more info.

One of the authors present will be Tucsonan Glenn Boyer. His recent release, Where the Heart Was, is touted as "the great American novel." Here's more info from a press release:

A voice came in the night and said, ‘Write the biography of the Republic. Carve it in autobiographical vignettes, deeply etched cameos that picture the lives of one pioneer American family. Recall the lives of sacred ancestors, recall our debts owed to them, owed to the Republic of Mankind, too, the Human Race. Listen by the Waters.’”

And that is just was historian and celebrated author Glenn Boyer did. Intertwining his own family history with his experience growing up during the Great Depression, he has truly written the Great American Novel.

Get lost in time as Boyer’s novel takes you through the hardships and rich history of what forever changed the face of America. He traces the events of the American Republic from the Revolution, the Civil War, and Great Depression. Catch a glimpse into the past as Bennie, the main character, grows from a little boy to a man in the midst of those major events where he eventually comes to serve his country.

Fittingly, the novel is dedicated to Abraham Lincoln, whose presence haunts every page, and who, in his moving address at Gettysburg, labeled America, “The last best hope of earth.”

Boyer captured his own childhood years during the Depression, paid homage to his ancestors, and sealed the Soul of the Republic all inside of his novel, Where the Heart Was (Legendary Publishing, $34.95).

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