Anne’s passion for writing was first nurtured during her childhood, which was spent in Toronto and Madoc Township and further enhanced through her experience as a psychiatric nurse, musician and poet. Her debut novel, A Marginally Noted Man, a timeless and poignant story of one man’s attempts to confront the truth of war and find redemption, takes readers on an emotional rollercoaster and illuminates the aftermath of war, the power of love, friendship and one man’s courageous efforts to overcome personal demons.
Synopsis for A Marginally Noted Man
A Marginally Noted Man portrays Will Nicol’s internal struggle to regain his sanity after five years on the Western Front and explores the central themes of lasting love and friendship. Will’s journey plunges readers into the moral ambiguity of war, his recuperative convalescence with Trappist monks and his courage in confronting his memories and demons, as he searches for redemption.
Anne Shmelzer Bio
Local author Anne Shmelzer’s award-winning short-story memoir for the Ottawa Citizen inspired her debut novel, A Marginally Noted Man. Her passion for writing was first nurtured during her childhood, which was spent between Toronto and Madoc Township and further enhanced through her experiences as a psychiatric nurse, musician and poet.
See her website www.railwaycreekbooks.ca for the endorsement by Col Rakesh Jetly, Chief Psychiatrist of the Canadian Armed Forces.