Maureen K. Wlodarczyk Scarlet Letter Lives

ISBN 13: 9781508975267

Scarlet Letter Lives

3.67 avg rating
( 3 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781508975267: Scarlet Letter Lives

Author and Genealogist Maureen K. Wlodarczyk weaves a work of historical fiction inspired by the true stories of the owners of three 1850s copies of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter: a Mississippi boy of thirteen who, along with his two brothers, is destined for the battlefields of Virginia during the Civil War; a New England sea captain's daughter, newly-married and living in Alexandria, Virginia when that war breaks out; and a transplanted Virginia man living in New Orleans who must flee the Union occupation there. Their family stories converge over the ensuing decades as their copies of The Scarlet Letter and their lives intersect in one woman who will tell their tales and then reveal the secret that defined her own life.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Maureen Wlodarczyk (past-forward.com) is an author, columnist and genealogist.  She received Excellence-in-Writing awards from the International Society of Family History Writers & Editors in 2014 and 2015.  Her book Scarlet Letter Lives was a 2016 finalist in the National Indie Excellence Book Awards. 

Maureen is the author of 6 books:

-Birthless: A Tale of Family Lost & Found, the heartfelt story of three women whose friendship triggers the revelation of decades old secrets and leads each of them to take a journey of reckoning, facing their pasts and seeking peace and reconciliation but ultimately discovering the true meaning of love, loss, motherhood, friendship, and family.  -Scarlet Letter Lives, historical fiction spanning the 19th & early 20th centuries based upon the true lives of 3 Southern families that intersect in one woman who will tell their stories and then reveal the secret that defined her own life.   -Past-Forward: A Three-Decade & Three-Thousand Mile Journey Home is the story of her 30-year search for her grandmother's Irish ancestral roots and the surprising and poignant discoveries made along the way.

-Young & Wicked: The Death of a Wayward Girl, is the true story of star-crossed first generation Irish-American lovers, young petty criminals who fled to the Bowery in New York City in 1893 to avoid arrest where their life together met a violent end.

-Canary in a Cage: The Smith-Bennett Murder Case -  In 1878, a Jersey City policeman is found bludgeoned and stabbed to death in his own bed, supposedly while his young wife lay beside him unaware. Suspicion immediately falls on the wife and her suspected teenage paramour.
-Jersey! Then . . . Again, a collection of 36 short stories about New Jersey historic people and events. Suffragettes, boxers, hurricanes, gangs, hot air balloonists, con artists, politicians, inventors, women in the war effort, military heroes and more.                 

Review:

TALK OF THE COLONY Magazine: Scarlet Letter Lives combines historical fact with a human framework that makes the book irresistible. The story revolves around 3 early copies of Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, each inscribed with the owner's name. Wlodarczyk genealogically traced those owners and interwove a story about them from the Civil War to the early 1900s. There are wonderful characters, strong and principled women as well as caring and compassionate men. This book engages you while you are reading it and as importantly, causes you to continue to think about it after you put it down.

READERS FAVORITES- "an absolutely wonderful work of fiction with a very interesting true historical basis that follows the story of the owners of three 1850s copies of Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter.  The books start out in the hands of 3 diverse characters; a boy who will end up fighting in the Civil War, a sea captain's daughter, and a man from in New Orleans. The story follows each book's journey from the hands of the original owners to their descendants in an interesting, charming, heartwarming and at times heartbreaking tale that will stay with readers long after the story is done."

National Indie Excellence Book Awards: It is our great pleasure to inform you that you are a Finalist in the 10th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards. Your book truly embodies the excellence that this award was created to celebrate, and we salute you and your fine work.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Wlodarczyk, Maureen K.
ISBN 10: 1508975264 ISBN 13: 9781508975267
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2015. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IQ-9781508975267

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Maureen K Wlodarczyk
Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 1508975264 ISBN 13: 9781508975267
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Author and Genealogist Maureen K. Wlodarczyk weaves a work of historical fiction inspired by the true stories of the owners of three 1850s copies of Nathaniel Hawthorne s The Scarlet Letter: a Mississippi boy of thirteen who, along with his two brothers, is destined for the battlefields of Virginia during the Civil War; a New England sea captain s daughter, newly-married and living in Alexandria, Virginia when that war breaks out; and a transplanted Virginia man living in New Orleans who must flee the Union occupation there. Their family stories converge over the ensuing decades as their copies of The Scarlet Letter and their lives intersect in one woman who will tell their tales and then reveal the secret that defined her own life. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781508975267

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Maureen K Wlodarczyk
Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 1508975264 ISBN 13: 9781508975267
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Author and Genealogist Maureen K. Wlodarczyk weaves a work of historical fiction inspired by the true stories of the owners of three 1850s copies of Nathaniel Hawthorne s The Scarlet Letter: a Mississippi boy of thirteen who, along with his two brothers, is destined for the battlefields of Virginia during the Civil War; a New England sea captain s daughter, newly-married and living in Alexandria, Virginia when that war breaks out; and a transplanted Virginia man living in New Orleans who must flee the Union occupation there. Their family stories converge over the ensuing decades as their copies of The Scarlet Letter and their lives intersect in one woman who will tell their tales and then reveal the secret that defined her own life. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781508975267

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Maureen K. Wlodarczyk
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN 10: 1508975264 ISBN 13: 9781508975267
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. 214 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.5in.Author and Genealogist Maureen K. Wlodarczyk weaves a work of historical fiction inspired by the true stories of the owners of three 1850s copies of Nathaniel Hawthornes The Scarlet Letter: a Mississippi boy of thirteen who, along with his two brothers, is destined for the battlefields of Virginia during the Civil War; a New England sea captains daughter, newly-married and living in Alexandria, Virginia when that war breaks out; and a transplanted Virginia man living in New Orleans who must flee the Union occupation there. Their family stories converge over the ensuing decades as their copies of The Scarlet Letter and their lives intersect in one woman who will tell their tales and then reveal the secret that defined her own life. This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781508975267

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 27.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Wlodarczyk, Maureen K.
ISBN 10: 1508975264 ISBN 13: 9781508975267
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2015. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 3 to 5 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IQ-9781508975267

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Wlodarczyk, Maureen K.
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN 10: 1508975264 ISBN 13: 9781508975267
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1508975264 Special order direct from the distributor. Bookseller Inventory # ING9781508975267

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds