Lessons in Resilience Highlight New Novel, 'The Braiding of Diverse Lives'
Author Marti Eicholz shows off her masterful storytelling skills in her first novel, 'The Braiding of Diverse Lives.'
The protagonist is Mitsy Fisher, a preacher's daughter who grows up, explores the world and returns to her rural hometown to open a home for children in need. After a devastating fire destroys the home and critically injures Mitsy, her loving partner Andy stays by her side and reads to Mitsy from her own journals—compelling stories from earlier parts of Mitsy's life, including her sometimes traumatic and lonely childhood.
Carefully layered around Mitsy's journal narratives and the chapters that detail her recovery from the fire and rebuilding her programs for children, are stories of a girl named Angel. Raised by neglectful drug addicts, Angel endures a difficult start in life and runs away in search of a place to belong. Eicholz skillfully and thoughtfully combines and parallels the stories of Mitsy and Angel, and a world of connections and synchronicity unfolds as their lives eventually intersect.
"This story, hopefully, teaches the true meaning of love and family, the importance of growing up in a healthy, loving environment,"
'The Braiding of Diverse Lives' is published in ebook and paperback formats by eBookIt.com and is also available at popular online retailers including Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, and Apple's iBookstore.
Review copies of 'The Braiding of Diverse Lives' are available to media contacts upon request. Marti Eicholz is available for interviews.
About the Author
Marti Eicholz was born and reared in Indiana. She has graduate degrees in Education and Education Counseling. She was an Elementary School Teacher, Supervisor for Curriculum Development, Administrator of a Multi-Ethnic Middle School, and a University Instructor.
Since 2010, eBookIt.com (based in Sudbury, Massachusetts)