“Souls of the Soil” by Gloria Waldron Hukle -Book Debute October 11th 2016
“Souls of the Soil” is one tale within another; a contemporary novel that questions the meaning of reality converges with well-researched historical fiction, the whole body of the book inspired by an actual murder in Upstate New York in the year 1756 during the French and Indian War and the discovery of a local family cemetery plot centuries later.
But Gloria Waldron Hukle’s final slice of her “American Waldron Book Series” opens long before blood drips from the blade of a sharpened rusty bayonet.
The lives of two sets of fathers and sons, all four of whom share the same DNA, crisscross between centuries in this last of the four book series that began a decade ago with “Manhattan: Seeds of the Big Apple.”
“Souls of the Soil” starts in the year 1679 as Cornelius Vandenberg, a badly burnt, disheartened Dutch immigrant farmer living on Papscanee Island near Albany, laments his loss of everything. It is November on the crystal covered, scorched fertile land, long held sacred by the indigenous peoples. As the fire smolders, the angry immigrant wonders how he can go forward.
Thus begins the never-ending quest for happiness and meaning, the trek continuing many centuries and generations later in 2014 with the reconciliation of family members brought together by the unexpected death of a close friend.
Further information visit: www.authorgloriawaldronhukle.com
Book Debut and Author Presentation 7:30 October 11th at Sand Lake Town Hall, Sand Lake, New York.
November 6th the Hukle joins dozens of east coast authors at the Chronicle Book Fair, Queensbury Hotel, Glens Falls, New York. (11 till 3 in the afternoon)
November 13th A special presentation and signing with the Albany Dutch Settlers Society, Schuyler Meadows Country Club, Albany, New York.
November 15th Hukle will present at Hudson Valley Community College (Creative Retirement Class). Check local newspapers.