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My favorite thing to do at the end of a project is to get outside and take a long walk or hike. Then I love to think about anything that’s not related to the story I’ve just completed. Like this little bit of information about Wednesday!
It seems that the name Wednesday came from two different gods, the Germanic god Woden (Odin) was one. However, if you look at the Romance languages, (French: mercredi and Spanish: miércoles) it’s the Roman god Mercury who brought the modern word to us. The Germanic story is that Woden created earth and sky from the dead body of a giant named Ymir. He also created the first man and woman from an ash tree and an alder. This guy was tireless, because after fashioning the planet and the human race, he established the laws of the universe. Impressive!
I also like to pick up someone else’s book and dive into it. I appreciate all the work that’s gone into it, but I’m so relieved that I didn’t have to do it. Here’s a new release from Dancing Lemur Press. Corners by Corina Austin that I plan to dive into.
Everyone needs their own special corner…
It’s 1969 and ten-year-old Davy is in a predicament. With two weeks remaining of the summer holidays, he’s expelled from the public pool for sneaking into the deep end and almost drowning. How will he break the news to his hard-working single mother? She’s at the diner all day, Davy has no friends, and he’s too young to stay by himself.
The answer lies in his rescuer, mysterious thirteen-year-old Ellis Wynn. Visiting her Grammy for the summer, Ellis offers to babysit Davy. She teaches him about “corners”–forgotten or neglected areas fixed up special. Together, the kids tackle several “corners” and Davy learns what it means to bring joy to others.
Davy begins to wonder, though. Why does Ellis want to be his friend? Why doesn’t she ever smile? And is Davy just one of Ellis’ “corners?”
Release date – March 6, 2018
$10.95 USA, 6×9 Trade paperback,
Print ISBN 9781939844392 eBook ISBN 9781939844408
$3.99 EBook available in all formats
“Austin’s message of true friendship and selflessness will resonate…strong addition to the realistic fiction genre.” – Library Journal
“This book was so engaging! Five out five stars.” – TDC Book Reviews
“This is a story about love and loss, wrapped in a blanket of friendship… reminds me of the storytelling method used in The Princess Bride.” – Gina @ Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
“I hope you enjoy making a corner once you’ve read this sweet emotional read.” – Nayu’s Reading Corner
Corrina Austin grew up in the 1960’s. She became a mother of four and an elementary school teacher, but always found time between work and family for writing. From childhood to the present, if she wasn’t reading a book, she was writing one. While honing her craft as a writer, Corrina strives to infuse the ordinary with beauty, whimsy, and connection. She lives in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada.
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