(click to read full review)Title: To the Stars Through Difficulties
Author: Romalyn Tilghman
Publisher: She Writes Press
Publication Date: April 4, 2017
In celebration of National Library Week, beginning April 9, 2017, author Romalyn Tilghman is releasing her novel, To the Stars Through Difficulties. The novel features a group of women in rural Kansas trying to save their local arts center, which was converted from the town's Carnegie library. As the women struggle to fund the center (making 1,000 potholders, etc!), they take inspiration from their foremothers (ice cream social which netted $11.25!), who more than a century before applied for one of the Carnegie grants (Andrew Carnegie funded 1500+ libraries across America) in order to grow a library on the Plains. This novel is perfect for book lovers who love books about books and libraries. It also gives a great glimpse into the struggles that past generations of women faced on the Plains. A great follow-up read if you loved Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend.
About the author:
Straight out of graduate school, Romalyn Tilghman was hired as Executive Director of the Association of Community Arts Councils of Kansas. From there, she went on to work for the National Endowment for the Arts as Regional Representative. For more than twenty years, she has worked as a freelance consultant in the arts. She has served on the boards of Americans for the Arts, Association of California Symphony Orchestras, and Western Arts Alliance, as well as on numerous national panels. She lives in Long Beach, California.
***Disclaimer:: I was given a copy of this release in exchange for an honest review. I received no additional compensation. ***