Mary Weiss's New Book "Five Kings and a Ghost" is a Fascinating Work of Fiction That Leaves the Reader With the Hope That Wisdom Can Be Found
New York, NY, April 13, 2017 (Newswire.com) - Mary Weiss, a gifted writer with two master’s degrees and five grandchildren, has completed her most recent book “Five Kings and a Ghost”: an intriguing and thought provoking work that takes a look at stories and what drives the reader to search for answers and wisdom.
“Teaching has always been a passion of mine,“ Mary says. She goes on to explain that this book is the culmination of a class she taught for fifteen years dubbed ‘Folklore’ to her high school seniors.
Published by Fulton Books, Mary Weiss’ book discusses how some stories are considered make-believe while others are considered "real". The question that one must ask is, "What is real?". The conflicts that characters face in all tales are real enough. The choices they make and the outcomes that occur are certainly real. Choices are often contingent upon the current conflicts being faced, and that is undoubtedly real. Jack faced a giant who wanted to eat him while King Arthur faced Saxons who simply wanted to eat. Who is real and what is to be believed are questions that must submit to the stories themselves and the lessons that can be derived from them. They just might contain helpful clues as to how to face the conflicts of the modern age. There are children and adults who are easily spotted in the stories, but where is the wise one? Wisdom does not come easily, and is not easily seen. Readers are compelled to look for it. Reading, like communication, involves words and receptors. If the one receiving the words cannot decipher those words, their nuances, and double-entendre, one can easily miss what's there. The perspicuity of tales is like looking into a pool of water; the depth can be deceiving.
Readers who wish to experience this captivating work can purchase “Five Kings and a Ghost” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.
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Source: Fulton Books