STILL POINTS Book Launch with Barry Lee Swanson
Join us for the Book Launch of Still Points by Barry Lee Swanson on Sunday, March 20 at 2 pm at Bookmarks!
Barry is a local author with familiar ties to this story. The Winston-Salem Journal's photographer took the photos included in the book! Still Points is based on letters and journals discovered from Barry's relative, the real Philip Zumwalt (who has a memorial on Lake Norman). With awesome feedback from early readers including Kathleen Barber, Jennifer Niven, and Abigail DeWitt - this will be a great book for readers who enjoy romance, war-time sagas, and historic/literary fiction.
- When: Sunday, March 20 at 2 pm
- Where: Bookmarks
- Cost: Free; registration required
- Register here: www.bookmarksnc.org/BarrySwanson_Registration
- Book: Still Points
- Booksigning after the event
- Books will available for purchase at the event
Masks are required for the duration of the event due to our small event space.
About Still Points
Philip Zumwalt is an accomplished musician, poet, and idealist-a dreamer. Fresh out of college in 1940, he takes a job as a music teacher in a small, rural Illinois town. His plan is to teach for a few years hoping to save enough money to finance his dreams: go to Chicago to become a professional musician and get his pilot's license. These dreams dominate his thoughts until one summer night when he meets Elinor Robinson.
Philip and Elinor's forbidden romance-and the specter of war hanging over the country-put Philip's dreams on hold. When he enlists in the Army Air Force, the gifted artist goes on an unpredictable journey of lost innocence. Life and death hang in the balance as he overcomes his fears and spiritual doubts in a desperate effort to survive aerial combat in the maelstrom of the Southwest Pacific Theater. In the end, a single dream remains for Philip: to return home to the woman he loves.
Based upon the World War II diaries of the real Philip Zumwalt, this debut novel is a bittersweet tale of the transcendent power of love and reminds us of the immense sacrifices made by the men and women of that era.
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Philip Zumwalt is an accomplished musician, poet, and idealist-a dreamer. Fresh out of college in 1940, he takes a job as a music teacher in a small, rural Illinois town. His plan is to teach for a few years hoping to save enough money to finance his dreams: go to Chicago to become a professional musician and get his pilot's license.
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