FORTHCOMING

May 2021: Truth Like Oil

By CONNIE BIEWALD

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READER REVIEWS
A RIVERTOWN TRILOGY

3 Novels by Connie

Bread and Salt, Roses Take Practice and Digging to Indochina comprise the loosely connected Rivertown Trilogy, rich with overlapping characters and the struggle and redemption of being human.

Bread and Salt

Bread and Salt

Germany, 1914. Three young sisters are torn from their mother and each other, sent to the country to do the work of farmers off fighting in the Great War. They struggle to endure the painful separation.

Roses Take Practice

Roses Take Practice

A drama about a young, working class woman seeking to escape the confines of her troubled family and small town, who, through some unexpected relationships and surprising talent, just might succeed.

Digging to Indochina

Digging to Indochina

Seventeen-year-old Ivy MacKenzie is consumed by bitterness over the tragic death of her Vietnam veteran father. Desperate to break free of a family that doesn’t understand her and a small town that suffocates her, Ivy runs away with Gil Thompson a stranger who shows her a passion she’s never known and a violent danger she never saw coming.

Connie Biewald

Connie Biewald has been writing stories in an effort to explore human relationships since she was five years old. She has been a teacher for more than 40 years, sharing her love of reading and writing with homeschoolers and hundreds of students in public and private schools in the US and Haiti. For the past thirty-five years she has been both a librarian and a Growth Education resource person at the Fayerweather Street School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In her Growth Ed role, Connie works with children, parents and other teachers exploring the essential topics of human development-self esteem, the use and misuse of power, altruism and community service, sexuality, appreciation and understanding of differences. This work is reflected in her writing. She is the grateful recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council artist grant, a PEN New England Discovery Award and numerous residencies.