New Book Follows a Boy’s Search for His Father During the Civil War

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J. Arthur Moore’s “Up From Corinth” follows a boy’s quest to find his father in the midst of the civil war.

From author J. Arthur Moore comes a fascinating historical fiction that will engross readers from beginning to end. Up From Corinth follows a boy’s journey to find his father in the midst of the turmoil of the Civil War.

Eleven-year-old Duane Kinkade’s search for his father leads him to the Confederate Army at Corinth, Mississippi, and into battle near a church called Shiloh at a place called Pittsburg Landing. He enters the Civil War in search of his father, but faces the mind-numbing explosion of battle, with death of a close friend, fear and chaos, injury to himself, and an unexpected deep friendship – just the beginning of life in an army on the move. The circumstances of that battle land him with the Union Army in the care of an army surgeon.

Up From Corinth is the story of that battle and the months that follow through the summer and fall of 1862. Finally, in the winter of 1862-1863, Duane is able to begin his trek back to the Confederate Army. How will he survive in the face of such danger? The answer awaits readers as they immerse themselves in this riveting tale.

Up From Corinth will be featured at the National Show Book Exhibit in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Mar. 13 - Mar. 17, 2012.

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About the Author

J. Arthur Moore is an educator with over 41 years experience in public, private, and independent settings. He is also an amateur photographer and has illustrated his works with his own photographs. In addition to Journey into Darkness, Mr. Moore has written Summer of Two Worlds, Heir to Balmawr, a drama for his fifth grade students, a number of short pieces, and short stories. His latest work is a short story titled West to Freedom.

Up From Corinth * by J. Arthur Moore

Book 2 of Journey Into Darkness

Publication Date: July 19, 2011

Trade Paperback; $19.99; 160 pages; 978-1-4628-7454-5

Trade Hardback; $29.99; 160 pages; 978-1-4628-7455-2

eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4628-7475-0

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