Debut Author Karen Wolff's THE GREEN YEARS Is a Compelling Post-WWI Coming-of-age Story

The Green Years by Karen Wolff
The Green Years by Karen Wolff
LIVONIA, Mich. - Dec. 6, 2019 - PRLog -- Author Karen Wolff's interest in researching genealogy inspired her to write The Green Years. Set during the 1920s, her novel showcases how WWI, prohibition, the automobile, and even the KKK reached into an obscure corner of the world and affected one special boy.

"I could not have guessed that my long-held interest in genealogy would lead to writing The Green Years," says Wolff. "As I searched for the origins of my family, I discovered American history all over again."

When eight-year-old Harry Spencer's father returns from WWI with a missing arm, his father's bitterness shatters their relationship. Though confused and brokenhearted, Harry is determined to make something of himself. Endeavoring with heart and sometimes-humorous results, he sets out on his path in life, working in his granddad's store, selling medicinal salves, and falling in love.

This historical coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of small-town life will tug at your heartstrings as Harry discovers who he is, who his father is, and how to heal the past.

Readers and fans who enjoy historical fiction, such as The Baker's Daughter by Sarah McCoy or the movie Stand by Me will enjoy this touching coming-of-age novel.

Praise for The Green Years

"A wonderful, compelling coming-of-age story of family bonds and reconciliation." — Kim Fairley, author of Boreal Ties

"…an entertaining story featuring an entrepreneur and dynamic young man who seems the personification of the American Dream." — Maria, Goodreads and NetGalley reviewer

The Green Years is published by BHC Press and is available in print and ebook at fine booksellers everywhere, including Barnes & Noble, Waterstones, Chapters/Indigo, and Amazon.

Booksellers, Librarians, and Retailers can purchase copies though Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Bertrams, and Overdrive. Hardcover: 978-1-948540-75-9, $26.95, 324 pages. Trade Softcover: 978-1-947727-61-8, $15.95, 324 pages. Ebook: 978-1-948540-29-2, $7.99. LCCN: 2018936818.

BHC Press offers attractive pricing and discounts to booksellers, libraries, and retailers. Visit to learn about available retail/library partnership programs or to download available promotional materials for this title.

About the author: Karen Wolff wrote her debut novel, The Green Years, after a career as a music educator and university administrator. She served as a presidential appointee on the National Council of the NEA for six years. Wolff lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she is at work on her next book, a true crime story.

About  BHC Press: BHC Press is an award-winning independent publisher of fiction and nonfiction hardcover, softcover, and ebooks for both YA and adults. To learn more about titles available for purchase, visit

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