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Friday, August 3, 2012


Dark novel depicts unvarnished truth…
Run, River Currents is a 2012 semifinalist in the Association of Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) Genesis Awards.


Two strong, opposing forces run through Run, River Currents—one of rage, violence and shame, the other of grace and redemption… Set along the beautiful yet life-claiming Tobique River, Ginger Marcinkowski’s novel is graced with narrative profluence and lyrical descriptions. It will leave you drenched, breathless, on your knees and gasping for air.
—Sara Pritchard, author of Crackpots (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year) and Help Wanted: Female (2012–13)

There are important stories that must be told about children who are scarred, whose physical injuries and emotional damage are inflicted at the hands of those society has entrusted with their care. Bereft of kindness and wisdom from her own parents, Emily can only cling to her grandfather’s kindly words: “You’re not alone. God will never leave you.” This is a tale of wrongdoing and the victimization of innocents, of forgiveness and redemption, that you won’t be able to put down until the last line of the last page.
—Gale Martin, author of Grace Unexpected (2012) and Indie Excellence finalist Don Juan in Hankey, PA

This family saga spans three generations of abuse, hoarded secrets, crippling guilt and, ultimately, a cleansing, cathartic redemption. Marcinkowski's great talent is for the breathtakingly perfect detail, the most exquisite turn of phrase. And she knows when to employ, with stunning impact, a single shocking action that will turn the tide of a character's life for good.
—Lenore Hart, author of The Raven’s Bride and Book of the Month Club selection Becky: The Life and Loves of Becky Thatcher

An amazing book…Run, River Currents is one young woman’s heart-wrenching story of pain and abuse, rage and resentment…and her life-changing struggle to learn the power of unconditional love. A must-read.
—Jim Jordan, filmmaker and award-winning celebrity & fashion photographer (Elle, Marie Claire, Vogue)

From the Author
Instructors of Creative Writing repeated the words, "The first book any new writer pens is the book that had to be written." I now fully understand those words. For three gut-wrenching years, this book begged to be put to paper. My intent was to write a humorous biography about my mother, a woman who raised a boat-load of children on her own. But for some reason, I could not make the stories resonate, so the humor turned to heartbreak as this story was released from me…coaxed by a writer whose own heart somehow understood the story that was within. It is a story of fiction, but the rawness of some of the events is based on truth. It's not an easy story to read, but somehow, in the midst of what may seem hopeless, God planted a seed of His grace and ultimately brought Emily to the place of joy she so long sought.

CONTACT: Lori Higham at lori.higham@booktrope.com for further information or to inquire about personal appearances and speaking engagements.


Run, River Currents
Paperback price: $14.95
eBook price: $4.99
Paperback: 214 pages
Publisher: Booktrope Editions
ISBN (Print): 978-1-935961-71-0
ISBN (ePub): 9781620150757


Ginger Marcinkowski spent many summers traveling between her home state of Maine and her grandparents’ home in New Brunswick, Canada. The memories of her youth gave her a love for the deep Canadian forests and the mighty Tobique River—the setting for her novel, Run, River Currents.

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