Monday, February 13, 2017

Ashes By Steven Manchester

Middle-aged brothers Jason and Tom Prendergast thought they were completely done with each other. Perceived betrayal had burned the bridge between them, tossing them into the icy river of estrangement. But life – and death – has a robust sense of irony, and when they learn that their cruel father has died and made his final request that they travel together across the country to spread his ashes, they have no choice but to spend a long, long car trip in each other's company. It's either that or lose out on the contents of the envelope he's left with his lawyer. The trip will be as gut-wrenching as each expects it to be . . . and revealing in ways neither of them is prepared for.

At turns humorous, biting, poignant, and surprisingly tender, ASHES puts a new spin on family and dysfunction with a story that is at once fresh and timelessly universal.

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Steven Manchester is the author of the #1 bestsellers Twelve Months, The Rockin' Chair, Pressed Pennies and Gooseberry Island, as well as the national bestseller The Changing Season and the award-winning novel, Goodnight, Brian. He has written A Christmas Wish (Kindle exclusive), Wilbur Avenue (novelette), Just in Time (novelette) and The Thursday Night Club (novella), while his work has appeared on NBC's Today Show, CBS's The Early Show, CNN's American Morning and BET's Nightly News. Three of Steven's short stories were selected "101 Best" for Chicken Soup for the Soul series and he is the produced playwright of Three Shoeboxes. When not spending time with his beautiful wife, Paula, or their four children, this Massachusetts author is promoting his works or writing. Visit:

Family, that's what this book is about.
A very gritty read and the raw language was not Manchester's normal writing.
Ashes is written with mush passion as all of Manchester's books are.
It was different then what I was used to but it's worth the read.
I gave this book 4 stars.
I received  this book from the Author for review. A favorable was not required and all views expressed are my own


  1. Sounds very interesting. Might just check this one out!

  2. I love books about family. Just not sure about this author.

  3. Sounds good to me. I need more Male authors to read.

  4. The library is ordering this one for me, I'm excited about this one.

  5. This sounds like a book I would enjoy reading. Thanks Mary

    1. Natalie, you are the WINNER! I will get your book right out to you.

  6. Thank you for sharing, Mary. It sounds like a good one.

  7. New author to me. I will try him out.

  8. Don't read gritty books and raw language books sorry.

  9. Cool !! I'd read it . Blessings ,DanaGirl