South of Burnt Rocks West of the Moon (Volume 1) Paperback – November 6, 2012
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Winner--best Published Historical Fiction for 2012. San Diego Book Awards, June 22, 2013.
"[W]ell researched and engrossing novel . . . .
A well-drawn cast of Roman characters helps to flesh out the occupiers into conflicted and sometimes sympathetic counterweights to Lavena and her comrades, and the author's short Notes appendix does a great job orienting readers not familiar with the time period . . . .
Berger does an excellent job of conveying the feelings of the characters as both oppressed and oppressors and really succeeds in bringing this time period alive.
Recommended." Historical Novel Society Review, Aug. 1, 2015
About the Author
G. J. spent much of his young life on the road and at sea. often working as a crew member on a tramp steamer. Wherever his travels took him, old walls, canals, even storage holes deep in the ground, made him wonder about how they got there, about the people who built them, how they lived and got along.
The result is this and two other novels-to-be wherein the places, the history, even some of the "Burnt Rocks" characters do and did exist.
When not writing, G. J. tries to roam around the places he writes about, likes to sit and soak up the times back then and bring them to modern life in his stories. G. J. is convinced that for all the changes in last 2000 years, people loved and hated, suffered and rejoiced, destroyed and built the same ways then as they do today.
G. J. lives in San Diego with his favorite grammarian and English Professor. They visit their two sons and grandson as often as the kids will have them.
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I was so impressed with this book I had to purchase his first book "South of burnt Rocks West of the moon". Cooinsadently, I was
Scheduled for a book club meeting with G.J. Berger and his wife as special guests. Both were delightful to talk with and share his
Incite about the second book with Hanable and his elephants crossing the Apps. His approach to this book was a revelation to to me by taking history and making it memerable. Thus I was excited about his first book as well. I can say that it was as good as the second book if not better. It also sets the stage for "Four Nails." I can't wait for number three book!