Elizabeth Pavlicek Jarvis Debuts in Literary World

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Her first novel throbs with the drama and dynamism of 1960s.

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Elizabeth Pavlicek Jarvis marks her debut in the world of literature with the release of her novel titled “Not Just Words of Love” (published by Xlibris). This new book follows a young woman in an unrelenting quest to find her purpose and preserve her identity in the rapidly shifting cultural and social landscape of the Swinging Sixties.

“Not Just Words of Love” opens in the summer of 1968. After a year of college, 18-year-old Olga returns to their family farm. She cares for her handicapped sister, Agnes, and helps their father with the fieldwork. The rhythm of their life is interrupted with the arrival of John, an enigmatic stranger looking for work in their Texan cotton farm.

At first, Olga resents the young man’s presence, angry that he had encroached into her closely guarded world. Soon, however, she opens up to him, even sharing her Czech heritage and her thirst to find meaning in her life. Her subsequent journey through romance and self-discovery unfolds against the backdrop of historic events including the assassination of Robert Kennedy, the Civil Rights Movement and the invasion of Czechoslovakia.

“Not Just Words of Love” is a glimpse into one of the most colorful times in world history as experienced by a young woman determined to chart her destiny.

“Not Just Words of Love”
By Elizabeth Pavlicek Jarvis
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 260 pages | ISBN 9781503554313
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 260 pages | ISBN 9781503554320
E-Book | 260 pages | ISBN 9781503554337
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Elizabeth Pavlicek Jarvis is a high school special education teacher who likes to garden, write short stories and poetry. She grew up on a cotton farm near a small town in Texas. Even though “Words of Love” is her inaugural novel, at the age of thirteen, she wrote a lengthy story about a famous Hollywood heartthrob elected president of the United States. Her five children and their families, including six grandchildren, enjoy her baking, especially pastries made from recipes reflecting her Czech heritage.

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 xlibris.com 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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