MUSINGS OF A STORY MERCHANT

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Terry Stanfill will be presenting her novel, The Blood Remembers:

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 6:00pm
At la Sala Athenaeum, in the Madonna degli Angeli, 29 Barletta

Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 7:00pm
At la Chiesa del Carmine, in the Cattedrale a Giovinazzo

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 6:00pm
At la Chiesa di San Giovanni, in the Centro Storico, Vieste


The Blood Remembers
A Novel by Terry Stanfill

Finalist, General Fiction
Independent Publishers Awards

BOOK EXPO, 2002

Finalist, Mainstream Fiction Category
Dorothy Parker Awards of Excellence, 2002

Summary

Rose Kirkland, a jewelry designer living in Santa Monica, struggles with a troubled marriage and her inability
to have a child. In the midst of these tensions, she is startled by a mysterious inner voice, that of a young woman sent by her family to marry a man she has
never met. Slowly and startlingly, Rose begins to realize that the voice is her own—a persona from a richly cultured past life, its presence so compelling it permeates the present.
With her husband's approval, Rose travels to Europe to trace the origins of the voice. While on her journey she inadvertently unravels a mystery surrounding the medieval emperor, Frederick II and the legendary king, Prester John. The quest leads her to Oxford, England,
to Vieste, her father's birthplace on the Adriatic coast of southern Italy, and finally to Pirou Castle in Normandy, France, where Rose discovers a link to her own reality
as past and present fuse in an odyssey of desire and self-discovery.



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