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March 1, 2016- After an exciting month of soliciting nominations for the Best Books of 2015 our Judges have narrowed down to selections to a few Finalists in each of the categories listed below. All of the submissions were very impressive.
Now is the opportunity for the Marc’s Book Shelf readers to vote for their favorites in each of the major Book categories. Here are the rules:
- Voting is open from March 1st until Midnight of March 15, 2016;
- Voters may vote for one or all categories;
- Voters may vote every day, if desired;
- Winners will be announced on March 16, 2016.
Good Luck to all of the NOMINEES!
BEST INDEPENDENT FICTION of 2015
BEST INDEPENDENT NON-FICTION of 2015
BEST INDEPENDENT BOOK COVER of 2015
Title: Escaping Cyprus
Author: Gus Constantine
Publication Date: April 16, 2015
This novel is based on true accounts. I have conducted many interviews here in the United States and have traveled to Cyprus for additional research. The atrocities described in the novel are factual.
When Turkish soldiers invade his Cypriot village in 1974, twelve-year old Haji witnesses brutal atrocities, including the torturous murders of his father and sister while his pregnant mother was repeatedly being raped.
With the help of his beautiful school teacher Rebecca, (dishonored many times by Turkish soldiers) they flee their village only to face constant life-threatening danger wherever they went; as the barbaric Turkish soldiers continue to pursue them.
Their struggle to survive the Turkish soldiers and then to erase their horrible memories that haunt them lead to the dramatic ending.