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The Whaler's Daughter - Out July 24th, 2021

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BALTIMORE - EntSun -- Contact Name: Hanna Al-Kowsi

Phone: 443-522-7007

Email: halkows1@jh.edu

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Haunted by Her Brother's Deaths, a Young Girl

Must Learn to Trust Their Killers

Or do They Need to Trust Her?

Baltimore, MD, USA, June 24, 2020 — Williamson Literary, Regal House Publishing – During these times when cultural differences seem ready to tear society apart comes a story about reaching across those lines and fulfilling dreams.

In 1910, twelve-year-old Savannah Dawson lives with her widowed father on a whaling station in New South Wales, Australia. For generations, the Dawson family has forged an unusual relationship with orcas –– they work together to hunt whales.

But Savannah believes the orcas may have also played a dark role in her older brothers' inexplicable death.  Savannah is desperate to take her place on the whaling vessel, to prove to her father that she's worthy of carrying on the family legacy, and to seek vengeance against "the killers" responsible for the her brothers' death.

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But no one wants a girl in a whaleboat –– that is, until Figgie, an aboriginal boy, helps Savannah hone her whaling skills and learn the Law of the Bay. When Savannah is rescued by a mysterious spirit orca after her boat is wrecked, she must reevaluate all she once held true about orcas, her family, and herself.

Vowing to protect the orcas against the greedy plans of an unscrupulous developer, Savannah enlists the help of Figgie, her schoolmates, and her aboriginal friends hoping to save the day. Can they succeed?

"The Whaler's Daughter ticks all the boxes: Twelve-year-old Savannah Dawson's efforts to earn a place on her father's whaling boat at the turn of the twentieth century in Australia will inspire twenty-first-century readers to hold fast in their quest to attain their dreams. A rollicking good story!"Karen Dionne, award-winning bestselling author of The Wicked Sister.

Jerry's work has appeared in The New York Times, Newsday, The Boston Herald, San Francisco Chronicle, as well as the Gotham Center History Blog and various literary journals. His early civil rights biography America's First Freedom Rider was published in 2020. Jerry has appeared on NY1, AHC's TV program What History Forgot, and podcasts such as NPR's Cityscape, BYU's Constant Wonder. He is a graduate of Syracuse University's Newhouse School.

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Publisher: ‎ Regal House Publishing (July 24, 2021)

Language:  English

Genre:  Historical Fiction

Paperback: ‎ 270 pages

ISBN-10: ‎ 1646030702

ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1646030705

Jerry is available for phone, Zoom, or live interviews. He has extensive knowledge of civil rights, whaling, and Australian history. Please contact the above for more information or to arrange an interview.  ARC or digital review copy is available upon request.

Hanna Al-Kowsi

Source: Williamson Literary
Filed Under: Books, Arts

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