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Austin Wimberly (austin_wimberly) | 5 comments A free excerpt is available from the contest website -

If you like what you read, feel free to leave a review. If you really like what you read, Sobornost is available on:

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A powerful story of mothers and sons, of acceptance and rejection, set in Yekaterinburg, Russia in the years after the collapse of communism, Sobornost is about one boy's adoption and three Russian mothers who are forced to make heartbreaking decisions for their children.

"It's rare to find an account that details, in depth, both sides and perspectives of the adoption process - much less captures the underlying emotions and perceptions in a fictional format.

Sobornost is a cooperative journey that includes social and religious introspection as well as cultural interactions, and ultimately reveals the linked points in a world governed by a belief in God and the principle of sobornost."-- Midwest Book Review MBR Bookwatch, D. Donovan, eBook Reviewer, MBR


Sobornost by Austin Wimberly

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Brie (briester510) | 5 comments Got the free excerpt, thanks!

message 3: by Austin (new)

Austin Wimberly (austin_wimberly) | 5 comments Thanks for taking a look at it, Brie! I hope you enjoy it!

message 4: by Abigail (new)

Abigail Sharpe (abigailsharpe) Congrats, Austin. I commented on another ABNA thread that I'd be too scared to enter this contest.

message 5: by J.L. (new)

J.L. (goodreadscomjloakley) | 25 comments Congrats on moving forward in the ABNA contest. I enjoy submitting every year. What is your category? I entered in GF and got past the pitch with encouraging reviews. previous entry won the 2012 EPIC ebook award for historical fiction. All the best in moving forward.

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Angel Lepire | 62 comments Congratulations! That's great news.

message 7: by Austin (new)

Austin Wimberly (austin_wimberly) | 5 comments Thanks, Abigail, J.L., and Angel!

@J.L. My submission is in the GF category. I've read through a number of excerpts in the different genres, and I must say there are some very talented writers out there.

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