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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Deal: The Banks of Certain Rivers by Jon Harrison

One of my favorite Canadian authors, Catherine McKenzie  emailed me some information about a book she loved and wanted to promote.  She also gave me a heads up that the book was on sale at Amazon (the enemy) for .99Cents.  Since the book sounded fantastic I have downloaded it and wanted to tell you guys about it too.

I won't be reviewing it for a while as I have tons of other books that have to be read first, but it will eventually be reviewed here.

Here is the Info if you need it

The Banks of Certain Rivers

Only $0.99 on Kindle through April 14th

Neil Kazenzakis is barely holding his life together: ever since an accident left his wife profoundly disabled, he's been doing his best as a single dad and popular high school teacher. He's also been dealing with Lauren Downey, his sort-of girlfriend of the past two years who's pushing for a commitment—and for Neil to finally tell his son Christopher about their secret relationship.
Neil's carefully balanced world begins to fall apart when some questionable footage of him is anonymously posted to YouTube...just as Chris learns about Lauren in the worst possible way. Doubting his own recollection of the events in the online video as he's threatened with the loss of his job and the ability to care for his wife, Neil must find a way to prove the truth to his family, his community, and himself as he struggles to regain the splintered trust of his son.
Heartbreaking, poignant, and written with devastating humor and warmth, The Banks of Certain Rivers is a shattering story of memory, loss, and just how far a man will go to show the people closest to him the meaning of love.

Praise for The Banks of Certain Rivers:

"Jon Harrison's debut The Banks of Certain Rivers is a jewel-box of a novel. Tracing the limits of one man's love (and self-knowledge) with humor and drama, Harrison breathes life into Neil Kazenzakis and his struggles with such grace that the reader feels like she knows him. Elegant, poignant, and page-turning."
—Katherine Howe, New York Times bestselling author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
"Urgent, real, and often very funny."
—James Frey, New York Times bestselling author of Bright Shiny Morning and A Million Little Pieces

From Catherine if you are willing to promote


As you know, I'm trying to help spread the word about this book so that it finds the audience it deserves. As you might know, the book is currently 99 cents on Amazon Kindle right now, and I wondered if you might be willing to help spread the word by posting about it on Facebook or Tweeting about it on Twitter or even posting on your blog.

If you want to post on Facebook, an easy way is to like and share one of the following two posts about the book on the book's fan page or on my fan page:

Both of them are at the top of the page

If you go to my twitter feed: @cemckenzie1, there is a tweet at the top that has the information in it - you can simply retweet it.

And here is the link to the book's amazon page:

Thanks so much for helping out, and please do not feel that it is necessary to do so.



By the way for Canadians = go to & search for the book by title. You can than download it to your computer with the app as well.


  1. Replies
    1. Cool, have it downloaded it and hope to read it soon. Good to hear that someone else enjoyed it.