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Strum: A Novel

by Nancy Young


There are many ties that bind, and as many walls that divide. Music and deafness. Race and war. Love and unending time. Strum weaves together each element into a larger human tapestry of light and shadow, where a combination of fate and decision can define a family's legacy... 
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About the Author  


Nancy Young's writing expresses her love of nature, world travel and multicultural understanding. Born in Taipei and raised in Pasadena, California, she studied English, German, French and Chinese literature, International Affairs, Asian History, and Film-making at UC Berkeley, Columbia University, University of Hawaii and Melbourne University. Nancy authored numerous cultural development plans and policies, arts marketing books, and published a short story in the anthology, Sweet Sisters and Other Secrets (Zonta Int'l) in 2000 before publishing Strum, her first novel...

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Library Journal Indie Author Project Overdrive Pilot


Had to share some news - got this email from the Library Journal about the success of the International Overdrive project. What great news to know Strum is actively reaching new readers everyday! Gives me motivation to finish Book #2.. stay tuned!


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