What are LitBits?In the Aftermath: Triumph over Tragedy

In times of crisis, an author who can speak to personal triumph over tragedy provides communities with a vehicle for discussion about difficult topics. Through this lens, readers inevitably discover they have much more in common than they realize. These authors inspire by tapping into our shared experiences of overcoming life’s challenges.

[ezcol_1third]Thunder Dog[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third]Michael Hingson, blind since birth, found himself trapped on the 78th floor of the WTC on 9/11. Thunderdog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero weaves the story of his descent to safety into the backstory of his lifelong determination to achieve parity in a sighted world. His engagements are dynamic, hopeful, and a powerful way to mark 9/11’s 15th anniversary in 2016.[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third_end] Michael Hingson[/ezcol_1third_end]

[ezcol_1third]Ethced in Sand[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third]Regina Calcaterra, NYT bestselling author, inspires audiences with a powerful voice of hope. Etched in Sand: The True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island tells how Regina and her four siblings survived an abusive and painful childhood only to find themselves faced with a broken foster-care system and homelessness. A coming-of-age story of tenacity and hope.[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third_end]Regina Calcaterra[/ezcol_1third_end]


fives and twenty fives[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third]Michael Pitre’s debut novel, Fives and Twenty-Fives, tells the compelling story of a Marine’s life in the road repair platoon, through the voices of three comrades, and the “5s and 25s” code they live by. Dispatched to fill potholes on the highways of Iraq, their mission lacks the glory of the infantry; but in a war where every pothole contains a hidden bomb, road repair brings its own danger, and consequences, for the return back home. [/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third_end]

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Now and Again

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Charlotte Rogan, author of The Lifeboat (soon to be a feature film), tells of a woman facing dire conse-quences after narrowly surviving a sinking trans-atlantic ship in 1914. Her newest, Now and Again, follows a secretary’s struggle to do the right thing after discovering a high-level cover-up at a munitions plant, and returning Iraqi war veterans who expose difficult truths about the war. [/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third_end][/ezcol_1third_end]

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