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James Conroyd Martin

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James Conroyd Martin is the author of Push Not the River, a novel based on the diary of Anna Berezowska, a Polish countess who lived through the rise and fall of the Third of May Constitution. After working on the project for some years without raising interest within the publishing community, Martin self-published in 2001. Just one year later, St. Martin’s Press purchased the book and released a hard cover edition in September 2003. Polish and German rights sold almost immediately.

The Polish edition, Nie ponaglaj rzeki, was released in May of 2005, became a bestseller and sold out in a matter of months. Anna's story had come full circle: Polish to English to Polish! Pod purpurowym niebem, the translation of Against a Crimson Sky,also beca

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James Martin Beth wrote: "Hi James,
Thanks for befriending this fellow writer on Goodreads!
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You're welcome, Beth. Still rather unsure how to navigate around here. Hope to spend some time here when the school year is over. Best, Jim

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Beth Hi James,
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