Monday, April 30, 2018

Featured Indie Book: Widow Walk (Gar LaSalle)


Widow Walk (Gar LaSalle)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Historical Fiction Novel Widow Walk by Gar LaSalle.

Widow Walk is the first book of a historical fiction saga that follows a Pacific Northwest frontier woman as she fights for the survival of her family. The Saga has a strong female lead and is very well researched. Fans of historical fiction who appreciate thought-provoking, nuanced stories will rejoice!

The Book has been published via Solipsis Publishing and is available as eBook, Hardcover, and Paperback - 320 pages - released in October 2017.


About the Book

In the early days of the American Pacific Northwest, small settlements dot the wilds of streams and dense woods. Isaac Evers, a community leader and former militiaman, has established a small colony on Whidbey Island. Though the area appears calmer than in the past, the northern indigenous clans still threaten the livelihood of Isaac's growing family.

While Isaac is away on expeditions, his wife Emmy tends to the many duties required of a property owner on Whidbey Island. Bold and assertive, Emmy has little time for the restraint of social mores. But as times on the island become more turbulent, her constitution and conviction are tested.

Elsewhere, Haida native Anah-nawitka feels the rush of his first kill and the satisfying vengeance cast from his hand to the head of the invading white colonists. Basking in the praise from his tribemates, Anah starts down a violent path that will alter a great many lives.

Meanwhile, the British and the U.S. Army are quietly grinding against each other following a boundary dispute, leaving men like Captain George Edward Pickett in a tight situation. In charge of the nearby Union fort, Pickett does his best to maintain his authority while he struggles with tragic events in his past.

Weaving these story threads together into a powerful whole, Gar LaSalle tells the story of an unforgettable American adventure.

Widow Walk (Gar LaSalle)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "I was pulled in [...] Characters were accurately depicted, the good and the bad. Some of the Indian names were hard for me to follow but the guide in the beginning of the book was handy. Great historical book!" - lulubelle (Amazon)

- "Dr. LaSalle’s historical novel is a hands down winner. From the start, profoundly evocative descriptions of the settings around Puget Sound demonstrate the author’s appreciation and keen observations of the geography. But what truly grips the reader are characters developed as real people with feelings, fears, and desires, unlike the one-dimensional figures that typically populate this genre.[...]" - Phil C. (Amazon)


- "Well written and edited. Nice to see historical work from the other side of the country for a change. While reading, it felt like it could have been true. I do not give 5 stars all the time. Good read" - Amazon Customer

- "[...] Widow Walk provides a deeper insight into the violent cultural and personal upheavals of the `settlement' of the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest." - M. Weber (Amazon)


About the Author

Author Gar LaSalle
Author Gar LaSalle
Gar LaSalle is an award-winning author and filmmaker, a physician, a sculptor, and a creator who has been honored widely in the fine arts and medical communities for his leadership and creativity.

He is the author of two award-winning historical fiction novels. Widow Walk, published in 2014, won multiple awards including the Eric Hoffer Award for Literature, the eLit Silver Medal, and the IndieReaders Award for Best Novel. Isthmus, the second book in the saga, was published in 2015 and was a finalist for the PNWWA Nancy Pearl award for literature. His third novel, The Fairness of Beasts, was released in October, 2017.

A graduate of Reed College, Cornell University Medical College, LaSalle completed a surgical internship at UC Irvine, received a Master in Fine Arts degree from California Institute of the Arts (Film-Animation-Video) and then completed an emergency medicine residency at UCLA. He is adjunct Professor of Emergency Medicine at Cornell-Columbia, Distinguished Lecturer at the University of South Florida and teaches at the University of Washington EM Residency about the business of Medicine.

In 1978, LaSalle’s award-winning feature length documentary, Diary of a Moonlighter, premiered nationally on PBS and was the first-ever film about the new specialty of Emergency Medicine.

Returning home to Seattle, in 1984 he founded Northwest Emergency Physicians ultimately serving 22 Pacific Northwest hospitals. In 1996 LaSalle co-founded TeamHealth, the nation’s largest provider of hospital based services, and from 2001 until he retired in 2015, served as its first national Chief Medical Officer. In 2009 he also founded the nation’s largest Patient Safety Organization with over 10,000 physician members serving 13 million patient visits annually in 1000 hospital contracts. While TeamHealth’s CMO, he continued making films, including several award winning Patient Safety Fables, which are used to train EM physicians and nurses about risk prevention and patient-physician interactions. LaSalle is an executive producer of Triage Films, which created the documentary 24/7, and with Triage Films, he is currently editing a new documentary, Never Say Die – Dying in America.



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Link to the Hardcover Widow Walk on Amazon

Link to the Paperback Widow Walk on Amazon

Link to the eBook Widow Walk on Amazon


Widow Walk (Gar LaSalle)


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