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Three Shoeboxes

Steven Manchester

Three Shoeboxes

Story Plant paperback

ISBN: 978-1-61188-260-5

Fiction Studio Books e-book

ISBN: 978-1-945839-19-1

Publication date: June 12, 2018

288 pages


Three Shoeboxes will force you to ask questions about yourself and about the comfortable life around you. It’s poignant, sensitive, and extremely well written. If you want a book that will make you think and stay with you until long after you’ve set the book down. Grab it immediately.”

— Rachel Van Dyken, #1 New York Times bestselling author, The Bet

Mac Anderson holds life in the palm of his hand. He has a beautiful wife, three loving children, a comfortable home, and a successful career. Everything is perfect―or so it seems. Tragically, Mac is destined to learn that any sense of security can quickly prove false. Because an invisible enemy called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder has invaded Mac's fragile mind and it is about to drop him to his knees. He does all he can to conceal his inner chaos, but to no avail. Left to contend with ignorance, an insensitive justice system, and the struggles of an invisible disease, he loses everything―most importantly his family. 


One shoebox might store an old pair of sneakers. Two shoeboxes might contain a lifetime of photographs. But in Three Shoeboxes, a father's undying love may be just enough to make things right again.

About the Author...

Steven Manchester (edited)

Steven Manchester is the author of the #1 bestsellers Twelve MonthsThe Rockin’ ChairPressed Pennies, and Gooseberry Island, the national bestseller Ashes, and the novels Goodnight, Brian and The Changing Season. His 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.

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