Author Marion Stahl Receives Montaigne Finalist Award for New Book "Anita’s Piano"

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Ms. Stahl writes about challenging subjects, such as the criminalization of medicine, the ravaging long-term effects of despotic wars and bullying in world history. The US Book Review recommended and reviewers have much to share about the book and give it five stars.

The Montaigne Medal is awarded to the most thought-provoking titles in honor of the great French philosopher Montaigne.

The award for Stahl’s paperback marks perhaps a renewed interest in a very present issue and long-term repercussion of bullying. Reviewers have much to share about the book and give it five stars and comments such as "Well Written", "Moving", "Powerful", "Touching", "Excellent", "Page Turning Memoir", "Heart Breaking. "

Ms. Stahl’s writes about challenging subjects as criminalization of medicine, overlooked issues and injustices. In "Anita's Piano," she shares the experience of a young girl and the ravaging long-term effects of despotic wars. This book is also published for High School as: “Be a Hero.” It is read in schools for lessons on bullying in history. Stahl‘s style remains light yet, a reader remarks, "her characters stay with you and borrow in your heart."

What makes this last book so special? Is it because young Anita tells the story? Or is it because, by a fortunate turn of events, she is still alive? Anita, now 84, bestows her time to schools and young children attempting to impress the ravage of bullying. She has accumulated much recognition, including "Movers and Shakers." More recently, she was awarded the "Exceptional Leader Award" by Senator Richard Blumenthal, the "Distinguished Community Leadership Award" by Governor Nancy Wyman, and the State of Connecticut General Assembly Official Citation. Young students love her, and it isn’t unusual for her to receive standing ovations. To make it more palpable and reader friendly, the author translated Anita current narration and brought back the unraveling situation and views from a child’s perspective. Her intention was to share Anita’s message in a manner that may reach young readers.

Anita is a youthful girl, and juvenile readers can identify more readily. The author describes the historical context with simplicity yet hoping to hoist a novel interest to gain knowledge of history, social injustice and the consequence of out of control behavior. This third book for Australian born Marion A. Stahl was recommended by the US Book Review and received excellent marks from professional reviews and readers at large. It is available at Ingram,, Barnes & Noble, bookstores and wholesale at To read reviews:

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Adult version        
ISBN: 978-0692288955
Marion A Stahl 262 pp
"Anita’s Piano."
BISAC/Genre: Family & Relationships/Prejudice
Paperback and digital
CorpWell Publishing

High School version    
ISBN: 978-1492124122
Marion A Stahl 262 pp
“Be a Hero, Anita’s Piano.”
BISAC/Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction / School & Educat.
Paperback and digital
CorpWell Publishing

Middle School version    
ISBN: 978-1495456237
Marion A Stahl 186 pp
"Anita's Piano"
BISAC/Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction / School & Educat.
Paperback and digital
CorpWell Publishing

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