New Novel Follows Young Man’s Coming-of-Age Post WW2

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Tenny Wilson tells story of survival, redemption in ‘Shadows and Fireflies’

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a brilliantly orchestrated tale of survival, self-discovery and redemption set in the midst of global upheaval

Tenny Wilson returns to the world of literature with the release of her second novel, “Shadows and Fireflies” (published by Xlibris). This new book seamlessly blends history and fiction to recreate the turmoil of the Second World War and its effects on the life of a young man grappling with his sense of identity.

“Shadows and Fireflies” is centered on Thomas Pesche, a young man born in a German enclave in Mexico where he lived with his family until the age of 17. Growing up, he endures a love-hate relationship with his cantankerous grandfather, Wilhelm Pesche, an ex Nazi Youth director. Over time, Thom senses that he is being left out of many family secrets. Through his journey into manhood, he struggles to find his own identity and attempts to learn the truth about his family.

Filled with unexpected twists and turns, “Shadows & Fireflies,” follows Thom’s long journey–from his involvement with the Nazis, through his struggles with family deception, and finally on his quest for the ultimate truth. It is a brilliantly orchestrated tale of survival, self-discovery and redemption set in the midst of global upheaval.

“Shadows and Fireflies”
By Tenny Wilson
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 314 pages | ISBN 9781499061925
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 314 pages | ISBN 9781499061932
E-Book | 314 pages | ISBN 9781499061918
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Tenny Wilson is a Second World War veteran. Upon retirement from civil service 1985, She found herself in the U.S. Peace Corps, teaching gardening in the village of Bossembele, Central African Republic. She was 67 years old, the oldest American woman the villagers had ever seen. She found it necessary to return to the U.S. when her safety was threatened due to an approaching coup d’état.

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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