Wednesday, April 24, 2013

INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY a book by BERNICE L. ROCQUE

UNTIL THE ROBIN WALKS
              ON SNOW

It is 1922.  An immigrant family and their devoted midwife struggle to save a 1.5 pound newborn. Inspired by real events in Norwich, Connecticut, this historical fiction novella about determination, family, faith, and friendship includes a story chapter about the family's Polish and Lithuanian Christmas Eve traditions. Appendices include a List of Sources Consulted and Author's Notes about the facts, family history, and research behind the story. 

Author’s Note: The book was written so that families could enjoy it.  It is suitable for ages 10 through adult.  Two readers independent of each other recently shared with the author that the story reminded them of those they had seen over the years on the Hallmark Hall of Fame. Most recently, the author was just thrilled recently to see a review on Amazon from Zimbabwe!  The mother of an 11-year-old girl wrote that her daughter loved the book and its characters.  The daughter wrote a book report on it.
 
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AUTHOR BIO
Bernice L. Rocque is an educator, writer, family historian, and avid gardener. The author grew up in Norwich, Connecticut in the surroundings described in her book, Until the Robin Walks on Snow. Articles about her family have appeared in the Norwich Bulletin, Good Old Days magazine, and Family Chronicle.



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