Today, I want to spotlight a very exciting new book release from fellow novelist and “dog-lover” Christoph Fischer. In a previous posting, I drew attention to his equally heartbreaking and empowering Three Nations Trilogy. These novels show the effects of war from both personal and nation-wide standpoints. His latest book, which was just released this month, is perhaps his most significant. Time to Let Go delves into issues of tolerance and perseverance through the eyes of a family in times of crisis.
Early reviews have been impeccable and speak to his beautifully personal writing style.
“Christoph Fischer has tackled a heart-wrenching subject with warmth and moving sensitivity.”
“Time to Let Go is a story filled with wisdom about life. The magic of Fischer’s book is that he entertains us every step of the way. If you, too, are struggling with control issues or grappling with a chronic illness; or if you simply want one heck of a great read, consider this book.”
“Time To Let Go is a magnificently woven yarn that shows a complete understanding of human frailty in all of its characters. It is a timeless story that in today’s global connection could really take place anywhere, using generational differences to cleverly show how tolerance and acceptance can and does change.”
Below is more information on Time to Let Go, as well as an excerpt.
Time to Let Go is a contemporary family drama set in Britain.
Following a traumatic incident at work Stewardess Hanna Korhonen decides to take time off work and leaves her home in London to spend quality time with her elderly parents in rural England. There she finds that neither can she run away from her problems, nor does her family provide the easy getaway place that she has hoped for. Her mother suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and, while being confronted with the consequences of her issues at work, she and her entire family are forced to reassess their lives.
The book takes a close look at family dynamics and at human nature in a time of a crisis. Their challenges, individual and shared, take the Korhonens on a journey of self-discovery and redemption.
Ok, if you’re not hooked yet from the beautiful cover, wonderful reviews, and captivating summary; surely this excerpt will grab your attention.
EXCERPT from Time to Let Go
He heard Biddy stir on the sofa and his thoughts returned to the here and now. Biddy was all love and happiness when he went in to the living room to wake her with a cup of tea.
“Oh, you are so nice. Thank you, thank you so much. I love hot tea,” she said and she snuggled up to her husband. These moments of closeness had become rare between the couple and he cherished them. Sometimes he felt he had lost his wife for good with the disappearance of her memory, but then she was suddenly back for brief moments like this. They sat together on the sofa for a while without saying anything. Biddy took sips from her tea and Walter for a moment could live the dream that she was with him, as if she remembered exactly who he was and why he was here. Biddy leaned on him and he could choose to believe that it was a sign of their unbroken connection to each other. Dead brain cells, grey matter, synapses and shortage of chemicals – all the medical explanations did not matter.This moment did: him and his wife, Walter and Biddy Korhonen, and their unity on the sofa.
“You will make someone a good husband.” Biddy broke the silence all of a sudden, shattering the happy illusion, but she smiled at him with the utmost care and affection.
“Yes, I think one day I will!” he said smiling back, accepting that the brief, heavenly visit to the past was over and the new reality had returned.
“Now, let’s get you dressed and go outside for a walk. How about that my sweetheart?” he asked.
You can learn more about Time to Let Go and how to get your copy at the following links.
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Time-To-Let-Go/257989361049799?ref=hl
On Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21947533-time-to-let-go
On Amazon: http://bookShow.me/B00K9G8M8W
Still not convinced? How can you resist this adorable picture of one of his Labradoodle? 🙂
Christoph Fischer was born in Germany, near the Austrian border, as the son of a Sudeten-German father and a Bavarian mother. Not a full local in the eyes and ears of his peers he developed an ambiguous sense of belonging and home in Bavaria. He moved to Hamburg in pursuit of his studies and to lead a life of literary indulgence. After a few years he moved on to the UK where he now lives in a small hamlet, not far from Bath. He and his partner have three Labradoodles to complete their family.
Christoph worked for the British Film Institute, in Libraries, Museums and for an airline.. ‘The Luck of The Weissensteiners’ was published in November 2012; ‘Sebastian’ in May 2013 and The Black Eagle Inn in October 2013. He has written several other novels which are in the later stages of editing and finalisation.