Transylvania’s History A to Z: 100 Word Stories by Patricia Furstenberg
In Transylvania’s History A to Z, a collection of 100-word stories sprinkled with breathtaking photographs, Patricia Furstenberg uses the confining rules of the 100-word story form to stirringly capture Transylvania, Romania’s historical and geographical region.
Transylvania’s unspoiled natural beauty, its tumultuous history, and the people who touched it are depicted in this book.
Written as snapshots, tall tales, and descriptive narratives, these 100-word stories are the espresso of creative writing.
Transylvania’s History A to Z, 100-Word Stories is a book inspired by Transylvania’s history, from the Paleolithic Period to WW1
Each 100 Words Story is followed by a brief historical reference and relevant photos.
The unique beauty of a 100-word story is in the way the words are strung together, each one a gem, and in the spaces left between the words, and between the sentences. So much can be told, with little words. It is a challenge for the writer, and a thrill for the reader, as each time the tale is read, a new detail springs to mind.
ASIN : B09CRQHXJN
Publisher : Independently published (August 20, 2021)
Language : English
Paperback : 105 pages
ISBN-13 : 979-8459697841
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What readers have to say about Transylvania’s History A to Z: 100 Word Stories
“This book warmed the place in my heart where Romania lives! Reminded me my soul came from Transylvania.” (Twitter Reader)
“Transylvania’s History A to Z by Patricia Furstenberg is a wonderful combination of stories, photos, history, and legends about Transylvania, Romania.” (Bonnie Reads and Writes)
“I’m a big fan of very short stories and recognise the skill required to say so much when limited by a word count. In her book, ‘Transylvania’s History A to Z’, Patricia Furstenberg, manages to do that extremely well.” (Millie Thom, Historical Fiction Author, Amazon Review)
“[The author] caught me and pulled me in with the first story… It is enchanting just like Transylvania.” (Amazon Reader)
“I cried for the burgeoning love crushed by the heavy blow of a bat-like object. I painted child-art on a cave’s wall. I slept against the green cushion of the moss in the kingdom of my brother, the woodland. I crossed the Apollodorus Bridge and carved my passing on a tree. I danced with Călușarii a wild war-dance. I fought the Ottomans alongside Vlad the Impaler, my hero. I whistled my longing in a doina. I travelled centuries through wonderful pictures and inspired text, and I enjoyed every minute of it. I was once again proud to be a Romanian. That’s what Transylvania’s History, A to Z, 100-Word Stories meant to me.” (Jo, FilmSerial Blogger)
“This collection of 100 word stories has such stunning photographs I wish I had actually been there to experience them firsthand; what a breathtaking place!” (Amazon Review)
“I highly recommend this book. While it is short in pages, it is deep in content.” (Goodreads Review)
“Transylvania, a land rich in history and wonderful people seen through the eyes of a true patriot, obviously proud of her motherland. A must for the history buffs and those who already plan their next vacation, Transylvania’s History A to Z in 100-word Stories will delight your eye with its beautiful images and surprise your mind with its interesting stories. Patricia Furstenberg has an eye for detail and the way with words of an experienced novelist, which leaves you wanting more. Personally I hope she’ll enlarge upon that Paleolithic murder mystery. I also enjoyed that the author restored Vlad the Impaler’s reputation. His true history is as thrilling as the legend, and it deserves to be known. All in all Transylvania’s History A to Z in 100-word Stories is a great read and will leave you dreaming of a time when the air was more pure and people less complicated.” (V. Boitor, Reader)
“I bought the paperback version of Patricia’s book and was delighted by the photos and the short stories.” (Amazon Reader)
“An excellent read for anyone like me who loves history!” (Amazon Reader)
“I honestly did enjoy everything put into the book.” (Jolie, Read with Me)