Author Rosina Anderson’s new book “An Old Shrew, a Tortured Soul, and Everyday Angels” is a compelling story of human life, frailty, and the toll of emotional isolation

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Recent release “An Old Shrew, a Tortured Soul, and Everyday Angels” from Page Publishing author Rosina Anderson is a riveting work of fiction centered on the bitter enmity between a maliciously haughty old woman and her neighbors in a newly diverse postwar German town.

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Rosina Anderson is a Bavarian-born former assistant professor of modern languages now living in Albuquerque, New Mexico, who served as scientific-technical assistant at a psychiatric research institute in Munich and worked as an interpreter in the ER of a California hospital. Her book “An Old Shrew, a Tortured Soul, and Everyday Angels” is a spellbinding portrait of humanity laid bare.

Set in Bavaria, “An Old Shrew, a Tortured Soul, and Everyday Angels” is the story of a bitter feud between Olga, a tough and nasty octogenarian, and Agnes, the antiauthoritarian mother of three teen-age delinquents.

Olga has perfected the art of manipulating and using people. A thorn in the side to many, she gets flak only from Agnes, who has nothing to lose. While Olga practices being a flower thief, Agnes slides into alcoholism. The big clash comes when Olga puts a stop to Agnes’s newfound calling, and Agnes counters with a spectacular fire.

Out of the blue, three murders are committed. Who could be responsible? Olga, Agnes, or someone else altogether?

Both Olga and Agnes prematurely lose their lives, largely due to their errant ways. They might have lived longer, had they accepted the support so freely and readily given by Olga’s four wonderful neighbors; Sister Maria, a Catholic lay sister born in Turkey; Zora, a lovable Gypsy; her friend Adi; and others in their close-knit community.

While “An Old Shrew, a Tortured Soul, and Everyday Angels” is first and foremost a work of fiction, it touches upon the fate of the countless displaced persons and foreign worker families who found a new life in Germany after World War II.

Published by Page Publishing, Rosina Anderson’s engrossing book is a gripping and potent novel with compelling character portraits that highlight at the same time the diversity and universality of the human experience.

Readers who wish to experience this quietly enthralling work can purchase “An Old Shrew, a Tortured Soul, and Everyday Angels” 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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