Winner of last week's book "Truth be Told" by Carol Cox is: SUSAN P
Welcome to the Wizard of Oz....in New York City. Annie's Stories by Cindy Thomson takes you deep in to the Irish roots of her heroine Annie, her love for stories and keeping the memory of her storyteller father alive and memorialized.
With the entrance of a whistling postman, new boarders at her home, and a broken golden road popping up at every turn, Annie isn't sure she will ever establish a home in American. And her father's stories may be forgotten.
Thomson does a wonderful job of creating rich characters that make old NYC come alive at the turn-of-the-century. If you have even a tiny speck of Irish in you, you'll want to read this book. If you harbor the slightest fondness for Dorothy and Toto and what it was like when their story was first released, you'll want to read this book. Like Annie does, we all find ourselves relating to the Lion for some courage, the Tin Man for a heart, and my constant reminder that like the Scarecrow, I definitely need a brain.
Her sub characters are also warm embrace to this historical take on immigrants in New York City. Mrs. Hawkins, owner of the boardinghouse, Kirsten and Jonas, the brother and sister who's trouble ensnare Annie's future, and Aileen, a troublesome cousin.
If you enjoy Ellis Island and the plethora of tales that came from that docking place, you will love Annie's Stories!
Are you Irish? Do you have ancestors who came through Ellis Island? Have you ever read The Wizard of Oz or just seen the movie? Leave a comment and enter to win a copy of Annie's Stories!