The Girl From Tenerife
by Bernard Schaffer
Kindle Edition: 342 pages
Publisher: Dia de Los Toros Publications
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An ode to love, loss, and literature
From the moment he sees her, he is deep in love. It's her accent, and her gentle laugh, and her lightly-bronzed skin that has been kissed by the sun of distant Spanish beaches. She is a woman worth chasing. A woman worth winning, no matter what the risk.
In The Girl From Tenerife, Schaffer not only demonstrates how much he's grown as a story-teller, but it is a stunningly beautiful tribute to the authors he admires. The book bleeds literature, from the narrator's kindly uncle named Zafon (A clear nod to novelist Carlos Ruiz Zafon) to arguments that he has with the postcards of famous authors pinned to his living room wall. In the book, the ghost of Ernest Hemingway parades around, carrying his heavyweight championship belt draped over his shoulder, mocking anyone who dares try and challenge him. It is a book about writing a book. In fact, in many ways, it is a book about writing this book. A work of art that stretches beyond the author's normal genre offerings and endeavors, instead, to tell the bold, hard, beautiful truth.
Praise for the work of Bernard Schaffer
The Superbia Series
"Bernard Schaffer is one the finest writers of our time. His writing is bold and courageous and shows us the truth about the world and ourselves."
The Guns of Seneca 6 Saga
"Guns of Seneca 6 is a rocking mashup of science fiction and space opera that actually manages to transcend the genre."
The Girl From Tenerife
"Schaffer writes with a deep passion. He gives life to the words on the pages while breathing soul into every character. I found myself unable to put this book down and following the love affair as it unfolded."
Way of the Warrior
"It relit that fire inside me that was starting to flicker. If you don't know what I am referring to, that is because you haven't been on the job long enough to understand that statement."
Whitechapel: The Final Stand of Sherlock Holmes
"Simply a masterpiece."
The Grendel Unit Series
"This author bleeds his lifeblood and passion onto each page."
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