Author Terence Hayes’s new book “The Candy Store” is a quintessentially twentieth-century tale of a Brooklyn family navigating two wars and the complexities of life.

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Recent release “The Candy Store” from Page Publishing author Terence Hayes is a moving and relatable work of fiction centered on an Irish American family and the colorful cast of characters that complete their neighborhood and circle of friends. Join the Ryans as their family expands, they live through two devastating wars, and manage the challenges brought by change.

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Terence Hayes, a Brooklyn native, widowed father and grandfather, and former police officer who is retired after fifty-three years of service in various New York City and State agencies, has completed his new book “The Candy Store”: a warmhearted and entertaining New York family saga.

The author writes, “Come with me while I tell you about the love of a man and woman for each other, their family, friends, and country. I’ll take you through the sorrows and joys of living through WWII and the heartache of Vietnam and the effect it had on the Ryan family of Brooklyn, New York.

Meet their neighbors and the myriad of characters that frequent the candy store. Follow Helen and Jake Ryan through the changing demographics of their neighborhood and how they meet the challenges that come with change.

Meet their daughters and follow them as they grow and face the challenges of their own lives.

Watch and see how common sense and compassion can head off a potential racial problem involving special-needs children.

Enjoy the quarrels, the sarcasm, and the love of two seemingly ordinary people who change their neighborhood for the better.”
Published by Page Publishing, Terence Hayes’s engrossing book is a spellbinding tale of family, humanity, and the inexorable pace of change.
Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “The Candy Store” 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.

About Page Publishing:

Page Publishing is a traditional, full-service publishing house that handles all the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create - not mired in logistics like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes, and so on. Page’s accomplished writers and publishing professionals allow authors to leave behind these complex and time-consuming issues to focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at

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