Eugene X. Perticone’s 2014 Novel Receives Various Accolades

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‘Waldo Emerson, My Grandfather, and Me’ awarded Editor’s Choice by iUniverse, other positive reviews

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Author and former teacher Eugene X. Perticone released his novel, “Waldo Emerson, My Grandfather, and Me” (published by iUniverse), in 2014. Awarded Editor’s Choice by iUniverse, his book has also received five out of five stars from ForeWord Clarion, a positive review from Kirkus and a star review from BlueInk.

Inspired by Perticone’s own spiritual awakening, “Waldo Emerson, My Grandfather, and Me” follows 12-year-old Matthew’s growing understanding of Emerson’s work and self-reliance, as well as the ever-strengthening bond between Matthew and his grandfather. Throughout the novel, Matthew will not only grow to understand Emerson’s transcendentalist teachings, but also learn to apply them to his daily life.

Praise for “Waldo Emerson, My Grandfather, and Me”:

“In fact, the entire book gives off an ethereal glow akin to Emerson's famous ‘gleam of light.’ In short, here is the linchpin of the American Romantic Movement made accessible for readers of all ages.”
BlueInk Review

“Matthew’s character is developed to a high degree, an endearing personality with down-to- earth goodness and instinctive curiosity. Passages are laced with flavorful description and colorful details, making his grandfather’s home and the boy’s favorite outlying environment—The Abode and The Glen, respectively—lifelike and appealing.”

–Julia Ann Charpentier, ForeWord Clarion

Waldo Emerson, My Grandfather, and Me
By Eugene X. Perticone
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 326 pages | ISBN 9781491729694
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 326 pages | ISBN 9781491729670
E-Book | 326 pages | ISBN 9781491729687
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Eugene X. Perticone is a former public school teacher, college professor and licensed psychologist. “Waldo Emerson, My Grandfather, and Me” is his sixth published book, and was inspired by his own spiritual awakening and belief that young children can understand the work of Emerson.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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