Ronald Ray Schmeck signing at the Book Worm, one
of the finest stores
Southern Illinois for new, used, and rare books.
The admosphere is that of a downtown New York or Philadephia
bookshop. The staff will tell you whether they have a
book and exactly where it's located. They'll even take you to
it. Also, you can spend as much time as you like perusing the
shelves and rooms full of lovely books. It's a peaceful place to
sit down and read for a while and hide from a crazy world ;-)
This signing session focused on my representations of the plain and
fancy pennsylvania dutch cultures as represented in my two novels The
Other Side of the Middle and the sequel Further From the Middle with
wonderful characters like Arsenic Schlank, Fat Schmidt, Mountain Mary,
and as host of others. Mountain Mary plays a role in the second
book and she's a real life Pennsylvania Dutch pow wower or braucher or
faith healer. The folks in Oley Valley and Pike Township know all
about her. She believed in good food and nutrician obtainable
from her own sustainable, organic agriculture. And she believed
in the power of prayer.
HERE'S WHAT ONE PERSON HAD TO SAY AFTER ATTENDING ONE OF MY READINGS.
Click here to see it on Amazon.Com
Home Again or you
can sample from Further
From the Middle