Strays, a novel by Western North Carolina author Jeanne Webster, will be available in June from Personhood Press, at online booksellers, and in bookstores. Jeanne will be signing her book at Accent on Books, 854 Merrimon Ave., Asheville on Saturday, June 11 from 2 to 4 PM. A portion of book sales will be donated to Animal Compassion Network, who will be bringing some of their adoptable dogs to the event.
Strays is the compelling story of a spiritual journey taken by Jane Morgan, a young woman in search of life's answers. Jane connects with nature in a unique and unusual manner. Along the way, Jane meets a stray dog, Max, who becomes not only her companion but her spiritual guide. Max is an endearing character you can't help but love.
This fanciful tale is beautifully written in flowing, evocative language. The author does a masterful job of weaving in age-old stories of the mountains and the Cherokee Indians, which adds to the mystical flavor of Strays. If you suspend your rational mind and let your imagination go, you will be enthralled with this story. So many of us have "strayed" in our lives from the things that have true meaning. This is a book that just might lift your spirits.
Karen Allanach, Associate Director, Animals and Religion for the Humane Society of the United States, says: "In Strays, Webster sagely guides us on a revealing journey about the importance of animals and the environment to our whole existence -- physical and spiritual. The scruffy canine, Max, is sure to win hearts of readers in this inspiring story."
To learn more about the book and to read free excerpts, visit: www.straysthebook.com . And be sure to meet the author on June 11 at Accent on Books in Asheville.