In the Garden of Stone gets a Gold IPPY
In the Garden of Stone by Susan Tekulve has received a Gold IPPY Award as the best novel published in the South by an independent press in 2014.
The annual Independent Publisher Book Awards are open to publishers worldwide who publish in the English language for the North American market. Tekulve's award is Hub City Press's 13th IPPY in the past 15 years, and its fifth gold award. An award ceremony will be held May 28th in New York City.
In the Garden of Stone also was the winner of the South Carolina First Novel Prize, as judged by Josephine Humphreys. The book is a multi-generational story of Sicilian immigrants who come to the coal mines of West Virginia in the early 20th century. Harrowing and beautifully told, In the Garden of Stone, is a haunting saga of endurance and redemption.
Susan Tekulve’s nonfiction, short stories and essays have appeared in journals such as Denver Quarterly, Indiana Review, The Georgia Review, Connecticut Review, and Shenandoah. She is the author of two story collections, My Mother’s War Stories, which received the 2004 Winnow Press fiction prize, and Savage Pilgrims, (Serving House Books, 2009). Susan has received scholarships from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and teaches writing at Converse College.