strong, opposing forces run through Run, River Currents--one of rage,
violence and shame, the other of grace and redemption... Set along the beautiful
yet life-claiming Tobique River, Ginger Marcinkowski's novel is graced with
narrative profluence and lyrical descriptions. It will leave you drenched,
breathless, on your knees and gasping for air.
--Sara Pritchard, author of Crackpots (a New York Times Notable
Book of the Year) and Help Wanted: Female (2012-13)
must be told about children who are scarred, whose physical injuries and
emotional damage are inflicted at the hands of those society has entrusted with
their care. This is a tale of wrongdoing and the victimization of innocents, of
forgiveness and redemption, that you won't be able to put down until the last
line of the last page.
Martin, author of Grace Unexpected (2012) and Indie Excellence finalist Don
Juan in Hankey, PA
family saga spans three generations of abuse, hoarded
secrets, crippling guilt and, ultimately, a cleansing,
cathartic redemption. Marcinkowski's great talent is for the
breathtakingly perfect detail. And she knows when to employ, with
stunning impact, a single shocking action that will turn the tide of a
character's life for good.
Hart, author of The Raven's Bride and Book of the Month Club selection Becky:
The Life and Loves of Becky Thatcher
amazing book...Run, River Currents is one young woman's heart-wrenching
story of pain and abuse, rage and resentment...and her life-changing struggle to learn the power of unconditional love. A
filmmaker and award-winning celebrity & fashion photographer (Elle, Marie
From the Author
Instructors of Creative Writing repeated the words,
"The first book any new writer pens is the book that had to be
written." I now fully understand those words. For three gut-wrenching
years, this book begged to be put to paper. My intent was to write a humorous
biography about my mother, a woman who raised a boat-load of children on her
own. But for some reason, I could not make the stories resonate, so the
humor turned to heartbreak as this story was released from me...coaxed by a
writer whose own heart somehow understood the story that was within. It is a
story of fiction, but the rawness of some of the events is based on truth. Run, River Currents
is not an easy story to read, but somehow, in the midst of what may seem hopeless,
God planted a seed of His grace and ultimately brought Emily to the place of
joy she so long sought.
The Button Legacy, my prequel / sequel to Run, River Currents, tells a much happier "rest of the story," as well as the background of my godly grandfather whom God used in Emily's life to ultimately lead her to Himself. Lacing together a godly heritage and the power of one man's prayers, The Button Legacy offers a lesson of how God's grace can be seen even in the simplest thing--a button.