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Author's Corner 03-9-14 Award Winning Authors

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The Total Tutor will interview author J Dylan Yates author of he Belief in Angels is a riveting page turner, set in Boston and New York. It follows the two intersecting stories of Jules Finn and her grandfather, Samuel Trautman––two wounded souls, one struggling to survive her childhood with her sanity intact, the other haunted by memories from his past. Growing up in a volatile hippie family on a tiny island off the coast of Boston, Jules’s imaginative sense of humor is the weapon she wields as a defense against the chaos of her home life ––until her younger brother Moses dies. It's a blow from which Jules may never fully recover. Jules’s grandfather, Samuel, wants to help his grandchildren, but he’s wrapped up in a sad story of his own. Once called Szaja, Samuel is an orthodox Jew who lived through the murderous Ukranian pogroms of the 1920s, as well as the Majdanek Death Camp—but his survival came at an unspeakable price. Together, Jules and Samuel must decide whether to surrender to the grief that threatens to destroy them, or find the strength to swim for the surface.

Also, The Total Tutor will interview  Tejas Desai is a novelist, short story writer, blogger, and the founder of The New Wei Literary Movement and Collective. He has won the Wesleyan Fiction Award, sponsored by Norman Mailer, and holds both a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing/Literary Translation and a Master of Library/Information Science. Tejas has lived for one year in England, studying at the University of Oxford. He has also traveled all over the world, particularly Asia and Western Europe. He works as a head librarian overseeing various library branches in New York City. http://tejas-desai.com