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Thursday, March 21, 2013

THE THING WITH FEATHERS by Anne Sweazy Kulju_Blog Tour & Review

Title: The Thing With Feathers
Author: Anne Sweazy Kulju
Genre: Historical Fiction/Saga
Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises, LLC
Format: Paperback, Ebook
Length: 328 pages (85,000+ words)

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Book Description:

When an itinerate Baptist preacher arrived with his baby daughter and a wife lost on the trail, there was no one prepared to suspect what lurid secrets and heartbreak he might be concealing. As the preacher sets his sights against those who might oppose him, the names, reputations, even the very lives of the good people of Cloverdale may not be spared.

Yet in the midst of the machinations of a mad man, virtue and valor can persist. The Thing with Feathers is known to fly through wars, depressions, and natural disasters. But will the Marshall clan and the good people of Cloverdale find it in time?

About the Author:

ANNE SWEAZY KULJU has won awards for editorials and honors for short stories; she now writes historical fiction page-turners. Her first novel, “the thing with feathers,” debuted in 2012, via Tate Publishing. “Bodie,” is expected in early spring 2013. Anne lives near Pacific City, Oregon, where she is writing her third book, “Grog Wars.” She divides her free time between the beach and Mount Bachelor. Readers may learn more about Anne and correspond with her on her website at

Review of THE THING WITH FEATHERS by Mallory Heart Reviews:

Review of The Thing With Feathers
5 stars
A complex historical novel, “The Thing with Feathers” has a multi-character cast, each of whom are brought into sometimes painfully vivid life. Set primarily in the beautifully scenic Tillamook area of Oregon, with an additional extended story line in Chicago, the novel views the early 20th century and illustrates that folks then were just like people today, dealing with the same real life issues, the crises, the emotions, the danger of nature’s ire, and also the eternal conundrum of good vs. evil. Certainly that continuum is well-represented here, with some characters who are just about irredeemably evil (yet, when we look at their background, as the author does, we can see why their feet turned on to the path of the wicked). Yet these are balanced by characters who couldn’t put a foot wrong, but occasionally misstep out of foolishness or out of sheer bad luck. I rate this novel at 18+ since the author deals with issues that are purely evil, yet very prevalent in real life. I find I can’t stop thinking about this story line and characters.

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