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RELATED TITLES UNIQUE SELLING POINTS 978-0-8254-4388-6 14.99 Paperback 5.5 x 8.5 320 pages Fiction Historical Kregel Publications Rights World October 27 2015 Where you come from isnt who you are Ten-year-old Pearl Spence is a daydreamer playing make- believe to escape life in Oklahomas Dust Bowl in 1935. The Spences have their share of misfortune but as the sheriffs family theyve got more than most in this dry desolate place. Theyre who the town turns to when theres a crisis or a needand during these desperate times there are plenty of both even if half the town stands empty as people have packed up and moved on. Pearl is proud of her loving strong family though she often wearies of tracking down her mentally impaired older sister or wrestling with her grandmothers unshakable belief in a God who Pearl just isnt sure she likes. Then a mysterious man bent on revenge tramps into her town of Red River. Eddie DuPre is dangerous and he seems fixated on Pearl. When he reveals why hes really there and shares a shock- ing secret involving the whole town dust wont be the only thing darkening Pearls world. While the tone is suspenseful and often poignant the subtle humor of Pearls voice keeps A Cup of Dust from becoming heavy- handed. Finkbeiner deftly paints a story of a family unit coming together despite fractures of distress threatening to pull them apart. Susie Finkbeiner is a stay-at-home mom speaker and author from West Michigan. Her previous books include Paint Chips 2013 and My Mothers Chamomile 2014. She has served as fic- tion editor and regular contributor to the Burnside Writers Guild and Unbound magazine. Finkbeiner is an avid blogger see www. is on the planning committee of the Breathe Christian Writers Conference and has presented or led groups of other writers at several conferences. 11 FICTION ISBN 978-0-8254-4388-6 9 7 8 0 8 2 5 4 4 3 8 8 6 A Cup of Dust A Novel of the Dust Bowl Susie Finkbeiner A Season of Miracles 978-0-8254-4191-2 14.99 The Rhythm of Secrets 978-0-8254-2674-2 14.99 Unusual era not overly used in the fiction market Frank believable voice Author has a dedicated follow- ing of readers and is a popular speaker