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Sing for Me: A Novel Paperback – April 1, 2014
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“An impressive debut…a well-wrought and edifying page-turner.” (Publisher's Weekly (starred review))
"An articulate, well-researched story with an inspirational message about following your
dreams...Hits all the right notes." (Kirkus)
"A poignant story of longing and hope during the American Jazz age in Depression-era Chicago."
(Romantic Times (four stars))
"Sing For Me is an achingly beautiful story of longing and hope in the midst of what seems impossible. Karen Halvorsen Schreck reaches deep into the soul with prose that sings. Straightforward. Honest. Utterly compelling." (Carla Stewart, award-winning author of Chasing Lilacs and Sweet Dreams)
"Karen Halvorsen Schreck's novel pulses with the notes of a smoky, Depression-era jazz club, the rattle of a downtown El train, and -- most poignantly -- the indelible spirit of a courageous heroine, Rose Sorenson. Sing For Me is a story of a woman who remains faithful to the passions that set her soul alight. Readers will feel the struggles of Halvorsen Schreck's fearless and persevering characters, and will be uplifted by the beauty of Rose's songs and spirit." (Allison Pataki, author of The Traitor's Wife)
“A poignant, powerful, honest novel. Karen Halvorsen Schreck's prose and dialogue are 'pitch-perfect' and Rose's story beautifully haunts this reader, long days after reading it." (Rusty Whitener, author of A Season of Miracles)
“With Sing for Me, Karen Halvorsen Schreck takes readers far into the depths of the American Jazz Age -- but with an emotional new twist....Schreck is a masterful storyteller who will hook readers from the first page of this emotional story. Sure to be a fan favorite!” (Julie Cantrell, New York Times bestselling author of Into the Free and When Mountains Move)
Sing for Me is beautiful, pure, and passionate." (Larry Woiwode, author, Beyond the Bedroom Wall and Born Brothers)
About the Author
Karen Halvorsen Schreck is the author of three previous novels, Sing for Me, Dream Journal, and While He Was Away. She received her doctorate in English and Creative Writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her short stories and articles have appeared in Literal Latté, Other Voices, Image, as well as other literary journals and magazines, and have received various awards, including a Pushcart Prize, an Illinois State Arts Council Grant, and in 2009, first prize awards for memoir and devotional magazine writing from the Evangelical Press Association. A freelance writer and frequent visiting professor of English at Wheaton College, Karen lives with her husband and two children in Wheaton, Illinois.
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