The Strongman and The Mermaid (The Donora Story Collection)
2019 Donora, Pennsylvania Ninety-one-year-old Patryk Rusek hides in his attic, hoping the searchers think he’s escaped. When Lucy finally bursts in, she discovers her beloved grandfather clutching a fat, hand-illustrated, antique book. In it is the story of Donora, the town that shaped America,... show more
2019 Donora, Pennsylvania
Ninety-one-year-old Patryk Rusek hides in his attic, hoping the searchers think he’s escaped. When Lucy finally bursts in, she discovers her beloved grandfather clutching a fat, hand-illustrated, antique book. In it is the story of Donora, the town that shaped America, its people and Patryk himself. Before long, Lucy and her son Owen lose track of their goal to get Grandpa Patryk somewhere “safe” as they’re drawn into the book, back in time, into stories that read like real-life fairytales born of purpose, hard-work, and chance.
1910 Donora, Pennsylvania
In the early dawn of Donora, Pennsylvania, the mills make and shape the steel that builds America. Mary Lancos lives in a home on the hill overlooking town and its mighty Monongahela River. That tiny house bursts with her siblings and boarders. Wind whipping through the walls and windows makes Mary determined to marry well and create a better life.
Shy Pole, Lukasz Musial, arrives in Donora seeking the clear blue skies, green lawns, and better life he’d seen pictured on a postcard. Settled in Donora’s Polish community, Lukasz secures a coveted job in the wire mill. Life is set on course to achieve the American Dream. All he needs is a wife who believes in him, in his mighty, quiet, strength.
After a series of casual, friendly meetings, fate brings Mary and Lukasz to the river under a snowy, pink moonlit sky and everything changes. Their attraction is sudden and consuming, turning the pair onto an unexpected path. With mounting disapproval from Mary’s parents she and Lukasz must decide if love is enough to risk losing everything else that matters.
Publish date: 2019-02-10
Publisher: Independently Published
Pages no: 573
Edition language: English
Series: The Donora Story Collection
1910- Donora, Pennsylvania is a town built on steel and the hard work of the immigrant workforce. Mines, mills, nails and clouds of smoke that obscure the sun mean prosperity and a chance at the American Dream. For the Lancos family, this means that everyone works in order to pay the mortgage and...
Book Review - The Strongman and the Mermaid byKathleen Shoop (The Donora Story Collection Book 2) - A captivating historic environmental drama wrapped in a love story in Donora, Pennsylvania.Available in Kindle and Paperback on Amazon -http://smarturl.it/hsjnd8~~~~The Strongman and The Mermaid goes ...