Indie Author Spotlight: Shelly Reuben

Friday, April 27, 2018

Hello, lovelies welcome to a feature I am going to have on La Jersey Chika Reads Indie Books that is called Indie Author Spotlight. Each month I will post an Indie Author Spotlight to help spread the word about the works of the fantastic indie authors that are out there!
Today Twenty-Sixth installment and feature  Shelly Reuben for My Mostly Happy Life: Autobiography of a Climbing Tree
Shelly Reuben’s books encompass various genres. Her crime novels have been nominated for Edgar, Prometheus, and Falcon Awards.  Her adult fable, The Man with the Glass Heart, was a Freedom Book Club selection. Her fiction has been published by Scribner, Harper, Harcourt, and Blackstone Audio Books. She writes two newspaper columns, and her books have been serialized in Huntington News and The Evening Sun. 
Title: My Mostly Happy Life: Autobiography of a Climbing Tree
By  Shelly Reuben
Genre: Urban Fable
Publication Date: April 27th, 2018 by BookBaby
After serving in World War II, Samuel Swerling, a family man and inventor, created a wonderful park filled with large, leafy trees that were trained to grow in such a way that they would be easy to climb.
     People fell in love in the Samuel Swerling Park. Painters painted pictures, dogs chased Frisbees, and pretty girls basked in the sun. It was an idyllic place where time stood still. Most of all, though, children did what Sam had created the park for them to do. They climbed trees.
     The narrator of this book is one of those trees. He and his fellow trees thrive on human contact, and in their long and happy lives, they have had few disappointments.
     Time passes. Sam’s grandchildren, particularly Esther Swerling, are now in charge of the park. Esther is young, beautiful, and like Sam, an inventor. When a hurricane floods the area, she and her family provide food, warmth, and shelter to those in the park seeking refuge from the storm. At the same time, Jarvis Larchmont, a power-hungry politician who was thrown off the grounds years ago for bullying, is put in charge of the city’s recreational facilities.
      Still bitterly resentful about his treatment as a child, he joins forces with ecco-terrorists to destroy Samuel Swerling's dream.
      Suddenly, our narrator and his fellow climbing trees are separated from the very life-force that they were created to serve. They are separated from children.
      The trees cry, and they begin to die. Then Esther, her friends, and her family organize. And they fight back.
You are most welcome.  And thank you for offering me the opportunity to tell more people about my book!  Good luck on all of your endeavors.

14 comments:

  1. looks like a sweet little book with a message

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know right I had to sadly pass up this book for review but I absolutely love the looks and sounds of it, thank you so much for stopping by my blog DJ.

      Delete
  2. Replies
    1. I know right I love the synopsis as well, thank you so much for stopping by my blog Cia.

      Delete
  3. Aww, this looks like such a sweet read. Thanks for sharing it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know right it sounds like a cute and sweet book, thank you so much for stopping by my blog.

      Delete
  4. Another one that might just cause a few tears and lots of cheers... and that's alright with me. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You are very welcome and thank you so much for stopping by my blog Jen.

      Delete
  5. Thank you for introducing me to another new author!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You are very welcome and thank you so much for stopping by my blog Jenn.

      Delete