Debut Novel's Autistic Young Man & His Patchwork Family Winning the Hearts of Men, Women and Young Adults

“Fiction at its sharpest and most effective” Piedmont Virginian Magazine
 
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Penny McCann Pennington, Author, It Burns a Lovely Light
Penny McCann Pennington, Author, It Burns a Lovely Light
PITTSBURGH - April 17, 2014 - PRLog -- A “gifted writer.” Leonard Shapiro, Middleburg Life Magazine

"Great Book." Russ Grimm, former Offensive Line Coach, Pittsburgh Steelers, Former Washington Redskin

“Another talented writer surfaces.  Although I know your book is to an adult audience, I would recommend teenagers read it too.”  Genevive Lapham-Cerefice, former Newsweek Magazine

“This may be one that bears reading as a teenager – and then once again or maybe even many times once they reach adulthood.”  James Kramer, Pittsburgh, PA

“Us four and no more” is the James family motto as Farley, William, and their beloved parents move from Air Force Base to Air Force Base.  For William, an autistic savant, their mother keeps each new house as similar as possible to the old – everything always ‘just so.’  But in the course of one evening, Farley and William’s lives become completely unsprung when their parents are killed in a horrific car accident.  Stunned and grief-stricken, they move into their aunt’s decrepit boarding house overlooking the city of Pittsburgh.  Over time, Farley, William, and the eccentric residents of Bridge Manor bond - holding each other up through loss, love, the threat of eviction, and a brutal act of intolerance.  This patchwork family forms the heart of Penny McCann Pennington’s award-winning debut novel, ‘It Burns a Lovely Light.’

“As the daughter of an Air Force General, Pennington’s early depiction of life on base gives the book an authentic jumping off point.” Leonard Shapiro, Middleburg Life Magazine

2014 Awards for "It Burns a Lovely Light"
New England Book Festival Honorable Mention in Fiction
Southeast Book Festival Honorable Mention in Fiction
Great Southwest Book Festival Honorable Mention in Fiction

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