Author Robert Sell’s new book “View of the Alley” is a quietly poignant story of kindness, compassion, and the remarkable unseen gifts of a young, autistic orphan

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Recent release “View of the Alley” from Page Publishing author Robert Sell is a heartwarming novel introducing George Carlson, a kind older man who takes pity on Vallie, an unusual twelve-year-old homeless girl whose short life has been marked by abuse, neglect, and abandonment, and offers her a place to live in the back of his furniture shop. With patience and ingenuity, he slowly learns how to communicate with the severely withdrawn and autistic child, and in enriching her life immeasurably improves his own.

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Robert Sell, a retired millwright who worked for forty-two year in the nines, mine mills, and sawmills in five northwestern states and British Columbia, has completed his new book “View of the Alley”: a stirring tale of empathy and compassion in a small town.

Robert writes, “A small autistic orphan is taken in by a furniture store owner who gives her a place to live and a purpose in life.

The girl, Vallie, who has been rebuffed by the store owner’s wife, turns into a heroine. When Vallie is finally accepted by the store owner’s wife, it is Vallie’s turn at rejection.”
Published by Page Publishing, Robert Sell’s engrossing book is a potent reminder of the life-changing impact of one man’s kindness on the life of a young girl alone in the world after the death of her abusive father and the abandonment of her mother.
Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “View of the Alley” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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