Today it was announced that Pat Perrin's and my novel _Anna's World_ was 1st Runner-Up in the Young Adult category of the Eric Hoffer Awards. This is the fourth national award for _Anna's World._ Check the Eric Hoffer Awards at http://www.hofferaward.com/HAbookwinners.html#young. _Anna's World_ is available at http://www.amazon.com/Annas-World-Wim-Coleman/dp/1935178067/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1306450326&sr=8-1.
Here is some copy written by The U.S. Review of Books for the Hoffer Awards (we're stealing it, of course!):
"Anna's World, Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin, ChironBooks - Fourteen-year-old Anna Coburn almost dies from typhoid fever after the 1845 flood, but with his business destroyed, her father leaves her in a Shaker commune. She recovers in this strange new community, although chafed at their austere ways. With the connivance of Brother Seth, she violates their trust to help a friend. Repentant, she helps Brother Seth with his accounts, but as she discovers the money he storle, he threatens her life and flees. Eventually Anna’s father establishes a munitions business and sends for her, and she finds him making a profit from war. Influenced by Henry David Thoreau's pacifism, she confronts her father and learned that Seth is his partner, but when Seth attempts murder, she runs away. Anna faces a choice: accept her Father's support of the Mexican War or follow her beliefs."
Also our new edition of _The Jamais Vu Papers_ received an Honorable Mention in the Spiritual category of the 2011 Eric Hoffer Book Awards. As you may remember was also on the short list for the Montaigne Medal given by the Hoffer Awards for "the most thought-provoking titles … books that either illuminate, progress, or redirect thought."Check the Eric Hoffer awards at http://www.hofferaward.com/HAbookwinners.html#spirit. _The Jamais Vu Papers_ is available at http://www.amazon.com/Jamais-Vu-Papers-Wim-Coleman/dp/1935178164/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1306450576&sr=8-1
And again, some stealworthy copy from The U.S. Review of Books for the Hoffer Awards:
"The Jamais Vu Papers, Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin, Plays on Ideas - If you'd like to join Alice on another trip down the rabbit hole, follow this book and enjoy the ride. Coleman and Perrin revisit their work of fantastical fiction originally published in 1991, adding new sections. Keeping pace with quantum physics, string theories, and the holographic universe, they challenge their readers to look beyond, within, and anywhere else as well. This book encourages imaginative exploration into the realms of psychology, science, metaphysics, mythology, spirituality, reality, non-reality, time, space, lucid dreaming, and eternity, for starters. Wildly inventive stories result. Equally outlandish and riveting, suggests an entertaining, elaborate hoax. Read it and come to your own conclusions."
Check out Pat's and my two-part interview with each other about _Anna's World,_ posted right next door in "Media."