New Publisher -- New Cover 3-time Award Winner! -- Pinnacle Award for historical fiction, 2016; Finalist for multi-cultural fiction in 2017 & 2018 (Best Book & Book Excellence Awards)
Available soon from Author Reputation Press: lower price, same interior. This 'present-day passion' story is set in overlapping worlds of West Coast America and Rural Uganda between the late 1970s and 2001. Here, Andrew Greeley’s spiritually-spiced narrative style joins with a setting similar to Kingsolver’s ThePoisonwood Bible. The story’s depth, intrigue, and tantalizing use of symbol will engage readers who marvel at human resilience in the face of tragedy, and appeals to anyone feeling marginalized in a complex world. In contrast to entirely horrific accounts of Rwanda’s genocide, it dares to offer situational humor, insight, and Hope.
"Mendenhall definitely knows how to write." -- New York Literary Review Historical Fiction, paperback, soon available through Author Reputation Press.
Reviews: "Masterfully written and well-conceived, The Wrong Side of Eternity is an important, thought-provoking novel with staying power. Mendenhall skillfully layers powerful dramatic details into this emotionally-stirring tale. Both the setting and complex characters are vividly drawn and believable, making for an engrossing read." - NY Literary Magazine "This is sucha great read; my heart is wrung out... You know your subject, the places and the time, yet there's no self-satisfied ego there, no neatly anticipated sweet resolutions. There's irony, but it's relevant. We are empowered to connect." --- M. Dewey-Tudor, artist Kirkus Reviews (summary): “A demanding but rewarding religious story.”
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