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Happy Release Week: Belagana-Belazana by T. Lloyd Winetsky

POSTED BY prbythebook ON January 3, 2017

Belagana-Belazana by T. Lloyd Winetsky

Starting off the New Year right with a compelling tale of an educator’s experience teaching on a Navajo reservation, we are pleased to announce the release of Belagana-Belazana: An Outsider’s Quest in the Navajo Nation by T. Lloyd Winetsky.

About the Book

Belagana-Belazana T. Lloyd Winetsky cover In the book, Sean Noland—a middle-aged, recently divorced English teacher—takes a job at a remote U.S. Government school in the Navajo Nation in northern Arizona. An outsider to the Navajo people as well as his employer, Sean begins to bond with his students despite their deeply ingrained distrust of the belagana, or white man. Some bitter staff members and an oblivious bureaucracy complicate matters.

Sean forms a surprising connection with his half-Navajo dormitory assistant, Leonard Santos. When Leonard and Sean discover that the school’s water is contaminated, they covertly set up a temporary drinking system—but know they will eventually have to answer to their agency supervisors.

One frigid night, two boys flee from the dormitory because one fears his family’s lives are being threatened by his alcoholic father. Sean and Leonard embark on a manhunt to find the boys before they freeze to death. Their desperate search is complicated by a disabled vehicle, the ensuing trek in a frozen wilderness, and Sean’s worsening hypothermia. They struggle on toward the boy’s house, not realizing a hostage situation awaits them there.

Can the men and the runaway boys survive the forces of nature and the volatility of human aggression?

About the Author

Born and raised in Los Angeles, T. Lloyd Winetsky has been an educator for more than four decades. After a stint in the Peace Corps, his first teaching post was in South-Central L.A.—six classes of low-income seventh-graders. Following years in education, he retired from full-time work in 1998 after surviving a brain aneurysm and stroke. He was a bilingual education specialist in Yakima, Washington, where he is currently a part-time volunteer for La Casa Hogar, working with adult farm workers. 


Winetsky faithfully writes every day. His rich stories are woven with real-life experiences. He lives near Yakima with his wife of 47 years, Kathleen, a Special Education teacher. They have four grown children.

Belagana-Belazana is available on Amazon now!

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Happy Release Day: Tracking Gobi Grizzlies by Douglas Chadwick

POSTED BY prbythebook ON December 13, 2016
Happy Release Day: Tracking Gobi Grizzlies by Douglas Chadwick

Just in time for winter, the most tempting time to hibernate and curl up with a good book, we are pleased to announce the release of Tracking Gobi Grizzlies by Douglas Chadwick. ABOUT THE BOOK In the tradition of Douglas Chadwick’s best-selling adventure memoir, The Wolverine Way, his new book Tracking Gobi Grizzlies creates a portrait […]

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Happy Release Day: Worth the Risk by Jamie Beck

POSTED BY prbythebook ON November 1, 2016
Happy Release Day: Worth the Risk by Jamie Beck

Start up the holiday season with Jamie Beck’s newest book from her St. James series, Worth the Risk! About The Book When Jackson St. James decided that six weeks in Vermont’s Green Mountains would help him get his life together, he didn’t anticipate replacing his craving for whiskey with a craving for his alluring new […]

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Celebrating the release of Secretly Hers

POSTED BY prbythebook ON June 21, 2016
Celebrating the release of Secretly Hers

Escape the summer heat with a mental getaway from Jamie Beck as we celebrate the release of Secretly Hers!  About The Book On her thirty-first birthday, hopeless romantic Kelsey Callihan has all but given up on happily ever afters, which is why she agrees to a risqué proposition from Sterling Canyon’s notorious playboy, backcountry skier […]

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We’re Celebrating the Release of “Antonia Barclay and Her Scottish Claymore”

POSTED BY prbythebook ON February 9, 2016
We’re Celebrating the Release of “Antonia Barclay and Her Scottish Claymore”

It’s Mardi Gras and once again we’re celebrating twofold with an exciting book release! Today we are pleased to celebrate the release of “Antonía Barclay and her Scottish Claymore.” With a strong female lead and a touch of romance and historical references galore, this first novel by Jane Carter Barrett is a favorite of PRBTB’s […]

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