Luminis Books Announces the Upcoming Release of Indian Summer by Tracy Richardson

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Indian Summer will be available nationwide on January 5, 2010

Luminis Books announces the upcoming release of Indian Summer by Tracy Richardson. Indian Summer (ISBN: 978-1-935462-25-5, $11.95, 212 pages, Trade Paper, Young Adult) will be available wherever fine books are sold on January 5, 2010.

Marcie Horton, Indian Summer's 12-year-old protagonist, is decidedly unenthusiastic about the prospect of spending the summer at her grandparents' lake cottage in Lake Pappakeechee. But what Marcie imagines will be a lonely and boring summer turns out to be anything but.

The summer takes an unexpected turn when Marcie forges a friendship with Kaitlyn Swyndall, a popular girl from her middle school who just happens to be the daughter of the wealthy president of the university where Marcie's parents teach. When Kaitlyn enlists Marcie's aid in competing in the annual sailboat race that pits the wealthy lake residents with the locals, Marcie is conflicted by her desire to win and a vague sense that she doesn't fit in Katilyn's affluent world.

When she learns that Katilyn's father is planning to develop James Woods, an area near her grandparents' home, into an enclave of high-dollar homes for wealthy part-time residents, Marcie springs into action to save her childhood haunt. But in the process, Marcie herself is haunted by a mysterious spirit from the past who guides her in a quest to save the centuries-old forest from development.

As she struggles to make sense of these puzzling dreams and visions, Marcie is forced to find a way to balance her desire to maintain a friendship with Kaitlyn while fighting to save the woods. Can Marcie unravel the cryptic messages from the mysterious spirit before the woods--and perhaps something much more important--are lost forever?

An incredible young adult novel that explores themes of longing, belonging, and peer pressure, Indian Summer is filled with unforgettable characters and a page-turning plot. Through Marcie Horton, an alternately fearless and fearful adolescent caught between childhood and adulthood, Indian Summer delivers a meaningful lesson about choices, consequences, and value. With its suspenseful storyline and skillful interweaving of past, present, and future, Indian Summer is destined to stay with readers long after the final page is turned.

Tracy Richardson lives in the Indianapolis area with her husband, two children, and their dog, Ernie. Indian Summer will be available wherever fine books are sold on January 5, 2010.

Based in Carmel, Indiana, Luminis Books ( is an independent book publisher that publishes thought-provoking literary fiction, as well as young adult and middle grade fiction, that explores the intricacies of human relationships. Titles from Luminis Books are distributed to the trade by Midpoint Trade Books.

Members of the news media wishing to request more information, or an advance review copy of Indian Summer are kindly asked to contact Maryglenn McCombs by phone - (615) 297-9875


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