Author Frederick G. Giel releases ‘Willowgate Park’

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New book delivers powerful message of triumph over tragedy.

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a story of survival, presented in an entertaining way with engaging characters and intriguing plotlines

Author Frederick G. Giel weaves a compelling tale that captures both the fragility of life and the resilience of children in “Willowgate Park” (published by Xlibris). Set in fictional towns on the Susquehanna River, the author uses a potent mixture of emotion, warmth and intrigue, to take readers on an orphan’s journey of pain and perseverance. Told through the eyes of colorful characters in small-town America during the idyllic 1950s, the book delivers a rollercoaster ride not soon forgotten.

On a quiet cul-de-sac near Stonington’s town center, innocent horseplay leads to the death of a little boy, devastating a community and breaking the will of Eddie Brooks. Ostracized by his community and rescued by a foster family in Chestnut Ridge, a town far in the distance on the other side of the wide river, Eddie grows and blossoms, but there are still unsettled issues to confront in Stonington. Returning as an adult to face his demons, Eddie discovers the otherworldly assistance that has been at his beck and call all along. Will he successfully traverse this personal path to self-forgiveness?

“Although life can be fragile and fate can deliver crushing blows, the human spirit is resilient, even in the case of children,” Giel says. “The book tells the story of the tragic consequences of childish exuberance, doing so in a narrative that rips at the heart.”

In a nutshell, “Willowgate Park” is a story of survival, presented in an entertaining way with engaging characters and intriguing plotlines. It reminds readers of the brittleness of life and the human capacity to overcome adversity.

“Willowgate Park”
By Frederick G. Giel
Hardcover | 6x9in | 290 pages | ISBN 9781503530201
Softcover | 6x9in | 290 pages | ISBN 9781503530218
E-Book | 290 pages | ISBN 9781503530225
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Frederick G. Giel is a graduate of Saint Joseph’s College (Rensselaer, Indiana) and the University of Notre Dame Law School. During a legal career spanning nearly four decades, he practiced the profession within corporate law departments in Indiana, Germany, Pennsylvania and New York. He is married to the former Karen Lee Feggeler and they currently reside in South Bend, Indiana. They are the parents of two children, Courtney Danielle (Giel) Flynn (Granger, Indiana) and Jonathan Nikolaus Giel (Broomfield, Colorado), and grandparents of Taylor Reese Flynn and Alexandra Reagan Flynn.

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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