Shari Chappell releases debut novel

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New book ‘A Life Worth Living’ captures indomitable human spirit

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A deeply moving story that captures the indomitable human spirit.

Shari Chappell marks her debut in the world of literature with “A Life Worth Living” (published by Xlibris). Peopled by richly drawn characters, this new novel follows a young woman’s exceptional coming-of-age in 19th century Missouri.

The story is centered on Mattie, a vibrant young girl whose life takes an unexpected turn when a violent tragedy leaves her crippled. In spite of her heartbreaking circumstances, Mattie is determined to break free from her limitations and live like a normal person. Her best friend, Jesse, helps her along the way, offering her friendship and strength during some of the most trying moments in her life. In light of Mattie’s experiences and interactions, readers examine issues such as human relationships, love and race.

“A Life Worth Living” is a deeply moving story that captures the indomitable human spirit. First-time author Chappell has succeeded in crafting, out of the unimaginable tragedy, a powerful tale of resilience and hope.

“A Life Worth Living”
By Shari Chappell
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 376 pages | ISBN 9781499069501
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 376 pages | ISBN 9781499069518
E-Book | 376 pages | ISBN 9781499069525
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Shari Chappell was raised on a ranch outside of Davenport, a small town in eastern Washington. Even though she left for the big city, she never outgrew her roots. She successfully ran her own businesses and traveled extensively for 27 years until she retired to Otis Orchards, Wash., to pursue her lifelong ambition to write.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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