Archaeology, Israel, and Relationships Featured in Olga Sushinsky's Debut Novel FINDING MYSELF
By: BHC Press
Rebecca O'Connor-Smith just wants something more. Struggling to maintain a healthy relationship with her husband, over-protective family, and roommates, she secretly longs for adventure. When an opportunity to join an archaeological dig in southern Israel arises, she grabs it. Torn between a secure, comfortable life with a man she loves and a challenging, exciting academic career with no guarantees about her future, Rebecca must choose what kind of life she wants to live for herself.
"I find Israeli culture fascinating. While politics does play a major role in my novel, it's not the focal point," says Olga Sushinsky when asked about her inspiration for the novel. "Rebecca's story takes place during the summer of 2014, when the conflict with Gaza flared up, causing several archaeological digs in the southern region to become relocated to safer areas."
Readers will enjoy the richness of Israel's history and culture, including Hebrew music, common linguistic expressions, and Biblical archaeology as they experience an intimate look at Israel through Rebecca's eyes. Finding Myself will be enjoyed by readers and fans of women's contemporary fiction, including Love the One You're With by Emily Giffin and The Balance Project by Susie Orman Schnall.
Finding Myself (BHC Press) is available in hardcover, trade softcover, and ebook at fine book retailers everywhere. Booksellers, librarians, and retailers can purchase copies though Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Gardners, Overdrive, Perma-Bound, and Hoopla. To learn more, visit the publisher's website: https://www.bhcpress.com/
About the author: Olga Sushinsky's longtime fascination with ancient Israel inspired her to write her debut novel, Finding Myself. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading light fiction with happy endings, visiting local galleries, and spending time with her family.
About BHC Press: BHC Press is an award-winning independent publisher of fiction and nonfiction for the adult, teen, and children's market. Based in southeast Michigan, their books are published in hardcover, trade softcover, and ebook, and have been favorably reviewed and featured in Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Library Journal, Parade Magazine, and many others. To learn more, visit www.bhcpress.com.
Finding Myself by Olga Sushinsky