Local author Wanda MacAvoy will present her recently published e-Book Twelve Smooth Stones at the James V. Brown Library on Thursday, May 30, at 6 pm in the Lowry Room on the third floor of the Welch Family Wing. This is a unique event as it is the first time the library has hosted an exclusively electronic author reading.
Twelve Smooth Stones is a Christian historical novel about a young Jewish girl in the throes of World War 2. Like the Biblical Esther, she finds herself brutally taken from her home land of The Netherlands and placed in the notorious concentration camp Auschwitz; however, because of Esther’s rare beauty, SS Officer Kurt Gerstein chooses her to be part of his plan for survival. During this plan, God uses Esther’s inner beauty and vibrant faith to revive Kurt’s Christian beliefs. Not only does Kurt’s love for God increase, but so does his admiration for Esther. This admiration turns into something much more—and threatens to destroy Esther’s dreams of marrying her high school sweetheart.
A 1977 graduate of Williamsport Area High School and a 1981 graduate from Susquehanna University, Wanda was known more for her musical interests than writing. For the past twenty-two years, she and her husband Tom have been in the ministry. In 2006, they moved back to the area where her husband now pastors Steam Valley Bible Church.
For more information, call the Brown Library at 326-0536, or visit the author’s web site at Wanda MacAvoy.com . Book orders may be placed at Kirkalepress or www.vyrso.com (in various eBook formats) or in Kindle format on Amazon.com
This entertaining educational opportunity at the James V. Brown Library is part of the statewide literacy initiative of PA Forward, helping libraries build communities one person at a time.