**"PUSH NOT THE RIVER"**
**A Gold Medal from the American Institute of Polish Culture**
~~Series: The Poland Trilogy (Book 1)
**"PUSH NOT THE RIVER"** Based on the true eighteenth century diary of Anna Maria Berezowska, a Polish countess who lived through the rise and fall of the historic Third of May Constitution**
"AN INTRIGUING, CAPTIVATING HISTORICAL EPIC OF COURAGE, HOPE, AND SURVIVAL!"
Award-Winning author, James Conroyd Martin takes the reader into the era of the late eighteenth century Poland in all its glory, of the people, and one nation as he continues a saga of transformation. Anna Maria Berezowska comes forward with enough courage, pride, and strength as she becomes the first woman to attempt democratic reform in a violent society, filled with ancient myths.
As the author takes the reader through this sweeping epic, the colorful characters come to life as we witness personal, and political tragedy. Anna Maria's compelling story of remarkable strength for change and reform in modern Europe highlights the Polish soul, tradition, customs, and political beliefs.
James Conroyd Martin invites the reader to take a glimpse of dramatic events that shaped the life of a young woman, while history comes alive in a world of castles, romance, intrigue and politics. The engrossing story is thought-provoking as it entertains from beginning to end.
The picture-perfect setting of Poland's glorious past shines through the pages, and the unforgettable characters grab your attention immediately in this incredible page-turner, made for the big screen. "PUSH NOT THE RIVER" is as powerfully moving as To Kill A Mockingbird, as captivating as Doctor Zhivago, and as dramatic as The Courage To Love. Highly recommended to all those who enjoy thrilling historical stories, blended with romance, and inspiration.