New novel shines with message of following one’s dreams

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Author Pauline Furmanczyk-Winogron debuts with ‘Giovanni (the Great)’

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Pauline Furmanczyk-Winogron marks her debut in the literary world with the release of “Giovanni (the Great)” (published by iUniverse). Peopled by a cast of richly drawn characters, this new novel reveals a powerful message about the joy that comes from pursuing one’s dreams and the rewards of friendship.

“Giovanni (the Great)” tells a story of a 10-year-old boy named Antonio who dreams of being a violinist despite great disfigurement of both his hands. He befriends Giovanni, a fellow tenant in his parents’ rooming house, who aspires to be an opera singer but has challenges of his own. Despite many obstacles, their heartwarming journey to fame is filled with hilarious antics and memorable moments.

Furmanczyk-Winogron wrote her debut novel out of love for children and writing. Her book has proved to be a hit during her live classroom readings. She hopes that the story will inspire readers to move forward in the pursuit of their dreams.

“Fulfilling your dreams doesn’t always come easy,” Furmanczyk-Winogron says, “but with enough hard work and perseverance, you can achieve your ultimate goal.”

By turns poignant and hilarious, “Giovanni (the Great)” is a story of sacrifice, courage and the healing power of friendship.

“Giovanni (the Great)”
By Pauline Furmanczyk-Winogron
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 160 pages | ISBN 9781491793312
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 160 pages | ISBN 9781491793305
E-Book | 160 pages | ISBN 9781491793329
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Pauline Furmanczyk-Winogron is the 11th child of artistic and musical Polish immigrants. Her family-friendly stories are grounded in positive messaging. Furmanczyk-Winogron and her husband, Steve, have two children and live in Ottawa.

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 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 or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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