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Shari Vester on tour for Degrees of Courage, January 13-24

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Please join Shari Vester as she tours virtually for Degrees of Courage from January 13 – 24.

Degrees of CouragePublication Date: June 19, 2012
Mill City Press
Paperback; 574p
ISBN: 1938223233

The book follows the story of three generation of women from 1900 through 1970, seven decades of wars and hardship. At the turn of the century, an era of strict moral codes, Angela falls in love with a priest who abandons her and her unborn child. She overcomes rejection and misfortunes, including losing her right hand, and brings up her daughter, exuberant, stubborn Ilonka. In spite of the stigma of her illegitimate birth, the girl finds happiness in love and marriage, raising five children, among them Sarika, independent and high-spirited, much like herself. With the outbreak of WWII, however, their lives change drastically, followed by equally hard times as the country falls under Soviet-style dictatorship. When an attempt to free the country in 1956 fails and people start to flee retributions, Sarika and her brothers join the exodus to the West. With her family torn apart Ilonka never recovers her strength.

Years of fear and political pressures hasten her descend into depression, and when she loses her husband too, she finally gives up. Alone and completely on her own, Sarika finds her way to America, and begins a new life full of opportunities and most importantly, free of fear.

Watch the Official Book Trailer

About the AuthorS

As a young woman, author Shari Vester fled her native Hungary in 1956 after the defeat of a patriotic uprising against the country’s Soviet-dictated regime. She was granted asylum in the United States to begin a new life. After a year living in New York she moved to Los Angeles, married, and worked as an insurance account manager. Recently retired, she and her husband relocated in the Palm Spring area, where she finally found time to write. Her debut novel, Degrees of Courage, is a historical fiction drawn on her family history. It paints a sharp contrast between life as we know it in America, versus a time and place where today’s “Let it be” mentality was simply impossible.

For more information please visit Shari’s website. You can also follow her on Twitter.

Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Monday, January 13
Review at Bloggin’ ’bout Books
Review at Flashlight Commentary

Tuesday, January 14
Interview & Giveaway at Flashlight Commentary

Wednesday, January 15
Guest Post & Giveaway at HF Connection

Thursday, January 16
Review at So Many Books, So Little Time

Friday, January 17
Review at Closed the Cover

Monday, January 20
Guest Post & Giveaway at Bibliophilic Book Blog

Tuesday, January 21
Review at Just One More Chapter

Wednesday, January 22
Review & Giveaway at Words and Peace

Thursday, January 23
Review at From L.A. to LA

Friday, January 24
Review at Silver’s Reviews
Review at Books in the Burbs

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