WHAT PEOPLE SAY
“Steven Manchester has a gift for expressing through his writing the complicated and transcendent beauty of the human experience with poignant clarity.”
— Yolanda King, eldest daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King
“Steven Manchester’s Goodnight, Brian is a poignant, inspiring story about resilience and faith and one family’s enduring love that should be a model for us all.”
— James S. Hirsch, bestselling author, Willie Mays: The Life, the Legend
Fate was working against little Brian Mauretti. The food that was meant to nourish him was poisoning him instead, and the doctors said the damage was devastating and absolute. Fate had written off Brian. But fate didn’t count on a woman as determined as Brian’s grandmother, Angela DiMartino – who everyone knew as Mama. Loving her grandson with everything she had, Mama endeavored to battle fate. Fate had no idea what it was in for.
An emotional tale about the strength of family bonds, unconditional love, and the perseverance to do our best with the challenging gifts we receive, Goodnight, Brian is an uplifting tribute to what happens when giving up is not an option.
2013 Southern California Book Festival (Winner–Spiritual category)
2013 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE BOOK AWARDS FINALIST
2013 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS FINALIST
2013 BEACH BOOK FESTIVAL RUNNER-UP
SILVER MEDAL WINNER 2013 GLOBAL E-BOOK AWARDS
FINALIST 2013 USA BEST BOOK AWARDS – SPIRITUALITY-INSPIRATIONAL
Runner-Up Los Angeles Book Festival Award (Spiritual)
About the Author...
"Steven Manchester has a gift for expressing through his writing the complicated and transcendent beauty of the human experience with poignant clarity," says Yolanda King, eldest daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King. "Steven Manchester writes about life as it really is and really could be," adds Crystal Book Reviews. Steven Manchester’s work has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, CBS’s The Early Show, CNN’s American Morning and BET’s Nightly News. Recently, three of Manchester’s short stories were selected “101 Best” for the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Manchester writes deeply moving, intensely relatable novels that readers tend to remember and discuss for a long time.