“The Mythic Appaloosa” to Grace the Pennsylvania Library Association Book Exhibit

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Authors Maryann DiEdwardo and Patricia Pasda continue the wonderful saga of John, an Irish immigrant, and his family

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From authors Maryann DiEdwardo and Patricia Pasda who brought readers Nature Journaling for A Peaceful Spirit comes The Mythic Appaloosa. Multigenerational, multicultural, their book is themed with a myriad of characters that represent poverty in her dimensional weave of sorrow.

Set in a framed historical-fictional universe, depicting a small town in Pennsylvania in the early building stages of young America, designed as historical fiction and an inspirational tale, the novel The Mythic Appaloosa tells the continuing story of Jonathan, an Irish immigrant, and his family, with their struggles and joys as they try to survive and find a way of life and people as well as animals to love. Jonathan meets wonderful companions, learns to love again after a brutal childhood, and marries.

Themes of poverty and abuse, tragic famines, early deaths, and a lack of dignity for all of life surround the main characters as they try to form and find ways to be American. The authors have created a beautiful novel that bears the pain and truth of three centuries to reach out to readers about the need for social justice and healing through service and the strength gained by extraordinary virtues of faith and hope through the love of humans and animal companions.

“In their latest book, Maryann DiEdwardo and Patricia Pasda continue their journey of hope and healing, both for themselves and for all those they touch. These award-winning artists and writers create deceptively simple books that gently expand our horizons, break down our inner walls, and open us to the beauty around us. Like Hollywood hero, Christopher Reeve, they have “chosen hope so anything’s possible.” Those who have entered Maryann and Patricia’s world hope that they will never stop singing.”—The Rev. Laura Thomas Howell, Obl.S.B. Trinity Episcopal Church Bethlehem, PA

The Mythic Appaloosa will be featured at the Pennsylvania Library Association Book Exhibit in Gettysburg, Pa. on September 30 – October 3, 2012.

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About the Authors
Maryann DiEdwardo and Patricia Pasda are authors and illustrators of non-fiction and fiction works acceptable for all ages. Their hands on art and writing books such as The Horse Keeper: The Healing Gifts of Painting and Writing about Horses are collections of remembrances based on nature with themes of horses and dogs as guides. Their other works include The Legacy of Katharine Hepburn, My Appaloosa, Inspiration Through Writing, The Art of Trees, Horses about Hope, Writing Based on History, and a series of fiction works called Pennsylvania Voices which inspire through a combination of fact and fiction “to inform and entertain” according to local librarian Gloria Bellas.

The Mythic Appaloosa * by Maryann DiEdwardo and Patricia Pasda
Publication Date: December 13, 2011
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 82 pages; 978-1-4568-8787-2
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 82 pages; 978-1-4568-8788-9
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4568-8789-6

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