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John Wesley Edwards's Newly Released "Widows and Orphans: A Novel" is a Probing Story About a Twelve-Year-Old Rebel Whom God Sets Apart for a Special Mission

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John Wesley Edwards's Newly Released "Widows and Orphans: A Novel" is a Probing Story About a Twelve-Year-Old Rebel Whom God Sets Apart for a Special Mission

"Widows and Orphans: A Novel" from Christian Faith Publishing author John Wesley Edwards is an engaging spiritual coming-of-age story starring twelve-year-old Crosby, a self-styled junior psychologist and "difficult kid" at school, whose ambitious mind and acute observations of others is nonetheless lost on his own history and the event that transpired three years ago that, once faced, will bring him closer to his destiny as set apart for him by God.

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MEADVILLE, Pa., Aug. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- "Widows and Orphans: A Novel": a piercing, earnest story of destiny. "Widows and Orphans: A Novel" is the creation of published author John Wesley Edwards, a Vietnam War vet and school teacher now based out of Albany, New York, where he lives with his wife and their son.

Edwards foreshadows his main character's fate through his classroom mischief, "'Just imagine our playground invaded,' I implored. 'Our lunchroom would be ransacked, and our athletic equipment room plundered. But if we were armed, we could use our desks as a barrier and mow those storm troopers down. It'd be like a turkey shoot.'

Teacher pointed to the door at the rear of the room. I knew the routine. She joined me a few minutes later. I was sitting on the bench outside the door. I had nearly indented the wood with my backside. It was a very familiar place to me.

Teacher slapped her hands on her hips and glared at me. 'Crosby,' she said sternly, 'your words and behavior dismay me. You are a very difficult child!'
I rest my case: I had been labeled.

I don't mean to give the impression that I hated teachers, because I didn't. Of course on the other hand, I didn't exactly want them to win the Irish sweepstakes either. Call what we had an uneasy truce. Besides, I don't think of myself as difficult. I think I'm full of amazing ideas, novelties, inspirations, innovations, and alternatives. But the label bestowed on me never went away."

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, John Wesley Edwards's new book is an insightful narrative that paves the way for the next stages of Crosby's life as he grows up and gets involved in the Vietnam War.

Readers of Twain will delight in Crosby's unique and compelling voice and personality throughout the book as his sharp eye turns to the one place he's been avoiding—within.

View a synopsis of "Widows and Orphans: A Novel" on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase "Widows and Orphans: A Novel" at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about "Widows and Orphans: A Novel", contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

 

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