Finding My Thunder won Honorable Mention
2015 New York Book Festival!
Congratulations Diane Munier !!!
Finding My Thunder
2015 New York Book Festival
NEW YORK BOOK FESTIVAL NAMES “THE TUMBLE INN” FOR TOP HONORS 2015
NEW YORK_ A novel about two people who abruptly leave their friends and family and begin life anew as innkeepers in the Adirondack Mountains is the grand prize winner of the 2015 New York Book Festival.
William Loizeaux’s “The Tumble Inn” (Syracuse University Press) is the story of Mark and Fran Finley, two high school teachers who decide they need a change. They find a job as caretakers of an inn on a secluded lake, and they muddle through their first season, serving barely edible dinners and struggling with the daily tasks of running a business.
But there is a curve in their bucolic existence, and soon Mark must choose between his old home in New Jersey or rebuilding his life in the mountains. This moving drama, which examines home and the fragility of love, is a powerful and honest work that has an elegant economy in its observations.
Loizeaux and the other authors and publishers will be honored at a private reception in Manhattan on June 19 at the Grolier Club.
Other winners in the competition:
WINNER: “Crazy Lesbo Poetry” – Samm Panos
RUNNER-UP: “Kinyamaswa: An Epic Poem” – Andreas Morgner
WINNER: “After the Wind” – Lou Kasischke
RUNNER-UP: “Peter O’Toole: Hellraiser, Sexual Outlaw, Irish Rebel” – Darwin Porter/Danforth Prince
WINNER: “The Tumble Inn” – William Loizeaux
RUNNER-UP: “Widow Walk” – Gerard LaSalle
WINNER: “The Conscious Leader” – Shelley Reciniello
RUNNER-UP: “Ctrl + Alt + Believe” – Holly Duckworth
WINNER: “One Hundred Years of Valor” – Paul Hashagen
RUNNER-UP: “Hollywood Clown” – Jason Lassen
WINNER: “Reading the Muslim Mind” – Hassan Hathout
RUNNER-UP: “This. Only This.” – Michael Brooks
WINNER: “New York City A to Z” – Kip Cosson
RUNNER-UP: “Is My Cup Empty?” – Sherri Graves Smith
WINNER: “Project Lives” – edited by George Carrano, Chelsea Davis, Jonathan Fisher
RUNNER-UP: ““The Alchemy Never Starts or Never Stops” – Mallory Page
WINNER: “Tweeting Da Vinci” - Ann C. Pizzorusso
RUNNER-UP: “Samson: A Savior Will Rise” – Shawn Hoffman
WINNER: “Politics in Post-Cultural America” – Patrick M. Garry
RUNNER-UP: “Home When The Streetlights Come On” – Hank Leo Jr.
WINNER: “Shanti and the Magic Mandala” – F.T. Camargo
RUNNER-UP: “The Crossings” – Barry Kienzle
WINNER: “The Harlot’s Guide to Classy Cocktails” – Jeza Belle
WINNER: “Rich Kids: How To Raise Our Children to Be Happy and Successful in Life” – Tom Corley
RUNNER-UP: “Ravioli Rules” – Al Manganiello
WINNER: “Old Earth” – Gary Grossman
RUNNER-UP: “The Universe Builders” – Steve LeBel
WINNER: “Life on Base: Quantico Cave” – Tom and Nancy Wise
RUNNER-UP: “The Zombie Squad” – Bryce Summers
WINNER: “Pressed Pennies” – Steven Manchester
RUNNER-UP: “Clan Tuffie” – Trina K. Taylor