August 1st–August 15th: Get “Finding Pluck”–a Connie’s Pick– for just $2.99 USD*

Smaller cover image of Finding PluckFinding Pluck, winner of the 2014 William Faulkner Literary Award, is a powerful novel by author Peter Difatta. I reviewed this novel and made it a “Connie’s Pick” when I discovered it. (Read my review here.)

Recently, it was reviewed by James Doig Anderson, Professor Emeritus of Library and Information Science at Rutgers University, for the American Library Association. His summation: “This lively story of growing up, with its mixture of struggle and sadness but also a happy ending, is clearly written and entertaining.” (Read the rest of his review here.)

An excellent summary was also provided by reviewer Amos Lassen, who said, Finding Pluck is part mystery and part social commentary as well as a fascinating read.” (Read the rest of his review here)

Author Peter Difatta has recently submitted Finding Pluck for the 2015 Rainbow Award Competition.

More reviews and a preview of this novel can be found at, where its current rating is 4.7/5 stars. It has a similar rating of 4.71/5 stars on Goodreads.

Copies available for sale price at:

If you read just one more novel this summer, I’d highly recommend Finding Pluck.


*Please note that the $2.99 price is in USD, but that Finding Pluck is available on your country’s website at a comparable sale price.