Carenen book signing at The Book Shelf Aug. 3

Published 9:14 am Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Saturday, Aug. 3 at noon John Carenen, South Carolina author of “Signs of Struggle,” will be at The Book Shelf for a signing of his new novel.

After losing his family in a tragic car accident, Thomas O Shea finds himself driving around the Iowa countryside, trying to find peace on a quiet afternoon. But when he stops to admire a unique mailbox, he sees a beautiful, bloody woman racing down the country lane from her home, screaming for help. Not wanting to get involved, Thomas considers not helping. Eventually his heroic side wins out, one thing leads to another and he discovers an enormous plot to sell tens of millions of dollars worth of prime Iowa farmland.

Signs of Struggle is both a gripping murder mystery and a compelling study of one man’s recovery from tragedy.

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– article submitted by Alivia Rochester