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1919 - Misfortune’s End Back in Stock after Surge in Sales

Historical Fiction Novel Available to Continue the Illumination of the Past

NEW YORK, June, 16, 2008 ZAPmedia is pleased to announce that after a surprising surge in sales, 1919 – Misfortune’s End, the historical fiction novel lauded as “One of the Top Ten Historical Fiction Novels” of this year, is back in stock and available at Amazon.com and local bookstores.

The poignant story of an African American and Irish American family who witness some of the most powerful and interesting events of their time, the book reveals a year in history rarely brought to light. The two families cross paths with leading historical figures and experience the joys and tribulations that were felt by Americans during this critical year. 1919 – Misfortune’s End illuminates a period in US history in which Americans were challenged about their core beliefs about government and the future in a way that inescapably parallels to today’s world with true events that are stranger than fiction.

“As David McCullough stated, ‘No harm’s done to history by making it something someone would want to read.’ For many of us, history as written by academics, can appear dry,” said Paula Phelan, author. “A reader’s time is precious and the goal of historical fiction is to entertain while enjoying the side benefit of learning facts of history obscured by time.”

1919 – Misfortune’s End is currently available at local bookstores, through its publisher, ZAPmedia and on Amazon.com.

About 1919 – Misfortune’s End
1919 – Misfortune’s End is a work of historical fiction that explores the lives of two families through the twelve months of one year. The book follows in the footsteps of Doctrow and Mitchner by experiencing an era of history through the lives of everyday people. Ms. Phelan reveals how, in the face of unimaginable challenges, it is human nature to keep hope alive.

About ZAPmedia
ZAPmedia is a boutique publisher of books, art and Web content located in New York City. Its primary goal is to identify and promote the works of new authors and artists that have exceptional and original talent, a vast wellspring of creative potential and are just beginning to find their voice and audience. ZAPmedia can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.zapmedia.com.