The lessons are embedded in the characters' relatable, life-like experiences
BLOOMINGTON, Ind (PRWEB) April 08, 2013
“Threadbare” (published by WestBow Press) is Cindi Gale’s debut novel, and a current finalist in the International Women of Faith Writing Contest.
“The book energizes readers to embrace a vision of what could be in a relationship with God and people, and instills hope of future possibilities,” says Gale. “It guides victims of maltreatment toward dignity, recovery and restoration. ‘Threadbare’ serves to inspire people and engage action towards greater harmony, empathy and acceptance of others.
“Humanity is replete with suffering,” says Gale. “The Sandy Hook Elementary shootings. A spouse betrayed and rejected. A child's innocence shattered by sexual abuse. The fatal racial profiling of Trayvon Martin. An addict grieving the loss of his once-promising life. These are just a few who are violated by oppressive injustice.”
“Threadbare” follows the life of Kirsten Nyberg. An idyllic rural upbringing is suddenly quelled when her older brother Lars is accused of rape. His defense goes unheard by their community and church. Innocent behaviors are interpreted as validation of the accuser's slander. Already wounded, the Nyberg family is rejected by the very people relied on for help. They are marginalized, isolated and quarantined amid a crowd. The trajectories of their lives are altered; the price paid is prolonged, cumulative and burdensome. They suffer inner wear and tear. They become threadbare.
Kirsten candidly discloses all that she unearths in her encounters with defamation, rejection and deception: painful truths, freeing insights, healing, wisdom, unexpected spiritual experiences and the friendship of God. Ultimately, she depends on her creator to fight the battles, and in time, realizes that the most skilled and cunning of deceivers are no match for truth and the timeless statutes of God.
“Threadbare” is both a soliloquy and an allegory meant to be digested slowly, reflected upon and revisited to absorb the symbolism within. “Its insight is deep, but readily absorbed,” says Gale. “The lessons are embedded in the characters' relatable, life-like experiences.”
By Cindi Gale
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 278 pages | ISBN 9781449781101
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 278 pages | ISBN 9781449781118
E-Book | 278 pages | ISBN 9781449773311
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About the Author
A lifelong student of human behavior, Cindi Gale graduated from Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill., with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Following graduate school at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., she worked as a physical therapist, most recently in the pediatric setting. She lives in northwestern Illinois, not far from the family farm where she grew up, and is the mother of two sons.
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