Colorado Author Announces Release of Debut Novel

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"Touch" – an unconventional love story that begins after the love ends

Contemporary fiction writer Amanda Mininger is pleased to announce the release of her debut novel "Touch" on January 11, 2011 (Good Place Publishing, An Imprint of Wyatt-MacKenzie). This lyrical, character-driven story, set in Denver, is about understanding life’s trajectories, and discovering that nothing is ever really the end.

Ava lies sick and dying, spending her days in the hospital remembering Theo, the one who got away. Theo is married and bitter, unable to come to terms with his choices, while his wife struggles toward alcoholism. Mary, Ava’s middle-aged, financially struggling caretaker in the hospital, starts bringing her nephew Sidney to work, where he meets Ava and forms a unique bond with her. When Theo hears of Ava’s condition, he struggles with a difficult choice: to bridge the physical and emotional distance after all these years…or not. Beating time and swallowing pride, Ava and Theo reach toward each other, as those around them begin to heal in their own ways, too.

About the Author

A Colorado native, Amanda Mininger holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Northern Colorado. She worked as an editor for a newswire service for over seven years, detouring to accept a place in the MFA program at the University of San Francisco. After leaving the program to pursue writing on her own, "Touch," Mininger’s first novel, is the culmination of a life-long passion for writing, a love of the slightly surreal, and a reverence for the timeless workings of the universe.

$14.00/210 Pages
ISBN 978-1-936214-34-1
Good Place Publishing, An Imprint of Wyatt-MacKenzie


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