Book Spotlight: The Point of Vanishing by Maryka Biaggio #historicalfiction #literaryinterest @SunburyPress

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It’s time for another Book Spotlight featuring a Sunbury Press author! If you’re new to my blog, Sunbury Press is a traditional publishing house located not far from where I live. I’ve been showcasing their authors who have releases fitting with the readership niche of my blog followers. It’s my goal to share books that I think might interest you, while helping fellow authors. Today, I’m welcoming Maryka Biaggio with The Point of Vanishing, a historical account of an author that has me intrigued. Take a look . . .

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Book Description:

Based on the true story of author Barbara Follett and her mysterious disappearance.

On a December night in 1939, famous author Barbara Follett fought with her husband and stormed out of their Boston home, never to be heard from again. Now novelist Maryka Biaggio provides a captivating account of Barbara’s enigmatic life—and disappearance.

Barbara had all the makings of promise and success. Early on, her parents recognized her shining intellect and schooled her at home. At age twelve, she published the novel The House Without Windows to much acclaim. When she was fourteen, her charming account of a sailing journey, The Voyage of the Norman D, was released. But when tragedy struck the family, Barbara floundered. Would she ever again find happiness or success–and at what price?

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AUTHOR BIO:
Maryka Biaggio, Ph.D., is a former psychology professor turned novelist who specializes in historical fiction based on real people. She enjoys the challenge of starting with actual historical figures and dramatizing their lives—figuring out what motivated them to behave as they did, studying how the cultural and historical context may have influenced them, and recreating some sense of their emotional world through dialogue and action. Doubleday published her debut novel, PARLOR GAMES, in January 2013, and Milford House Press has published her two most recent novels Eden Waits & The Point of Vanishing. She lives in Portland, Oregon, that edgy green gem of the Pacific Northwest. You can visit her web page at marykabiaggio.com.


Intriguing, right? A child prodigy, an unexplained disappearance, historical setting and basis . . . it has aIl the makings of a winner. Please drop Maryka a comment with your thoughts then use the sharing buttons to spread the word about The Point of Vanishing. Thanks so much for visiting today!


71 thoughts on “Book Spotlight: The Point of Vanishing by Maryka Biaggio #historicalfiction #literaryinterest @SunburyPress

  1. Thanks for sharing the description of this novel.
    Although I tought literature at several universities and worked as a literary editor for international publishers I have never heard about Barbara Follett before. It’s kind of normal that child stars are forgotten and loose their skills when getting older.
    All the best
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  2. My goodness, like others, I did know about Follett’s disappearance. The book sounds fascinating. Thank you, Mae, for showcasing it today. 🙂

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  3. The book does sound intriguing, Mae. I like historical fiction, and disappearances are so mysterious and baffling. They leave people floundering, especially if a body is never recovered. Thanks for sharing Maryka’s book, and I wish her great luck!

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