Fiction Studio Books e-book
Publication date: June 1, 2015
As children, Rick Giles and Abby Gerwitz planted romantic seeds that would unexpectedly blossom later in their lives – a story told in the novel Pressed Pennies. In this novelette featuring the characters from Pressed Pennies, after a magical summer Abby and the neighborhood gang receive some very bad news. Richard’s dad has accepted a new job and the Giles family is moving away. Abby is devastated because she’s losing the person who might be more important to her at this stage in her life than anyone else. As a final gift to Richard’s friends, Jim Giles takes the kids to Lincoln Park, an amusement park that hosts a day of unforgettable memories. The experiences they share there will resonate deep into their lives.
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"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.