Nominated for the State Literary Award
Carol Bennister is a nineteen-year-old black American girl, who grew up in the coal mining colonies of the blue mountain valley of Kentucky. With a burning desire to devour as many books as she could lay her hands on and the dream of one day becoming a published author herself, an unexpected opportunity sets Carol off on an adventure that would take her through both the brightest and darkest periods of her life.
Set in nineteenth-century America, on the onset of the American Civil War, your miss Bennister's fate tears her away from her family to a wonderful new life... but evil lurks just behind the facade - an evil that threatens her very life.
"'The Book of Epochs' very effectively takes the reader over the bumpy roads that its main character, Carol Bennister, has to tread and finally emerge where we all wish to be... a place of acceptance, love and care. I could not put the book down until I read it to the end." -- Dr. Anne Dolores Perera