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Summerville writer releases adventure novel

Summerville author Don Best publishes the first part of a two-part novel called “Rivers Wild”. The first book is called “The Gravedigger’s Dream”. The second part, “The Third Promise”, will be released later this year.

The story, inspired by the author’s personal experience living in the Brazilian rainforest, is told by gravedigger Zé Licata, who dreams of overthrowing the country’s ruthless tyrant and giving his talented son Rafael a future.

Zé calls on a macumbeira (witch of black magic) whose seductions run deep.

Best was a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay, then an expatriate journalist based in Rio de Janeiro, and finally a missionary writer living in Santarém, Pará, in the heart of the Amazon.

“The Gravedigger’s Dream” is available for $ 13.99 on Amazon or Brimstone Fiction (www.brimstonefiction.com). A book signing is scheduled from 10:30 am to noon on July 24 at Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St., Summerville. Another is scheduled for noon to 2 p.m. on July 31 at the Turning Page Bookstore, 216 St. James Ave., Goose Creek.

Charleston Author Writes YA’s First Novel

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Charleston resident Alexandra Lapointe is the author of the young adult novel “Cloakers”, published by Atmosphere Press, a Texas company.

The first novel stars protagonist Crystia, a shapeshifter teenager trapped in the harbor with others like her and trained to maintain order by the Black Coats – until the shapeshifters decide it’s time to go. release.

“Cloakers” is a story of revenge in a world where genetically modified adolescents are considered the greatest evil.

The book is available for $ 18.99.

—Adam Parker


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