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Shannon Wiersbitzky

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in Grand Forks, North Dakota, The United States
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Words have always had the power to move me. That is probably why I’ve always loved writing. It grounds me.

Besides writing, one of my favorite things is to kayak on the Sassafras River. My family and I spend as much time as we can there during the summer. We catch crabs , fish, practice cannonballs and read. As you can tell….it is not a stressful place.

My first novel, The Summer of Hammers and Angels, was inspired, in part, by my experiences with Habitat for Humanity. Part of the proceeds benefit Habitat.

My second novel, What Flowers Remember, was inspired by my experience with my grandfather. He had Alzheimer's and forgot me. Park of the proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association.

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Shannon Wiersbitzky was born in North Dakota, but h
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Average rating: 4.1 · 134 ratings · 48 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
The Summer of Hammers and A...

3.91 avg rating — 96 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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What Flowers Remember

4.58 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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Soldier Sister, Fly Home by Nancy Bo Flood
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I’ve enjoyed many books by Nancy Bo Flood, and SOLDIER SISTER, FLY HOME, is no exception. This novel made me think more deeply about what it means, and how it feels to be bi-racial than any novel I’ve read before. Tess is half white, half Native Amer ...more
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Just a Drop of Water by Kerry O'Malley Cerra
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Middle grade was going just fine until 9/11. That’s what 13 year old Jake Green thinks. And then his life turns upside down. Classmates turn on each other, his best friend’s family is being questioned by the FBI, and his mother has suddenly become so ...more
What Flowers Remember by Shannon Wiersbitzky
"One day Old Red is training Delia as his flower apprentice, and the next he can hardly remember her. As heartbroken as Delia is when Old Red’s memory starts to slip, she turns her sadness into a town-wide effort to preserve Old Red’s best memories..." Read more of this review »
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The Last Cherry Blossom by Kathleen Burkinshaw
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THE LAST CHERRY BLOSSOM is a story that needs to be told. Of the other side of that infamous bomb. Children may have learned that it served to end the war. But have they ever truly empathized with the children living in Hiroshima when the bomb droppe ...more
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Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar
Hour of the Bees
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I would have liked this story better if it had stayed solely in the magical realm. If it had taken out the Alzheimer’s altogether, then yes, interesting magical tale about a family and the weird grandpa on the ranch. While I found many of the charact ...more
The Summer of Hammers and Angels by Shannon Wiersbitzky
"The best part of this book is the voice of young Delia Burns ringing loud, clear, and true to the fictional town of Tucker's Ferry, WV, which is not dissimilar to Jan Karon's Mitford. Delia and her mother need help to fix up their house and proper..." Read more of this review »
What Flowers Remember by Shannon Wiersbitzky
"I adored WHAT FLOWERS REMEMBER!

This book is a sequel to Wiersbitzky's SUMMER OF HAMMERS AND ANGELS, but the author pulled off a rare feat: I enjoyed the sequel even more than the first book.

Delia is growing up in Tucker's Ferry, West Virginia. Sh..." Read more of this review »
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Ruby Lee and Me by Shannon Hitchcock
Ruby Lee and Me
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Set in the south in the 1960’s, RUBY LEE & ME captures a time when being friends was complicated when the color of your skin didn’t match. Sarah Beth and Ruby struggle to understand this and they watch their grandmothers do the same. Being friend ...more
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Comfort by Joyce M. Hostetter
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When Daddy returns from fighting Hitler, Ann Fay assumes like will get back to normal. Or as normal as can be expected for a girl with polio. But just as the disease has changed her, so has the war changed her Daddy. And Ann Fay doesn’t know what to ...more
More of Shannon's books…
“Eyes aren't good liars.”
Shannon Wiersbitzky, What Flowers Remember

“Sunshine is helpful for thinking. It warms up the brain cells.”
Shannon Wiersbitzky, The Summer of Hammers and Angels

“I'm not sure why, but when a person expects something to last forever, they don't notice the little things. It's only when the clock is ticking all those little things add up and become bigger.”
Shannon Wiersbitzky, What Flowers Remember

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”
Maya Angelou

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.”
Alphonse Karr, A Tour Round My Garden

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
Roald Dahl

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