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17th Century Novel Connects to 2007 Religious Freedom Celebration

Contact: Gloria Perreault, 518-766-6833


MEDIA ADVISORY, May 29 /Christian Newswire/ -- MANHATTAN SEEDS OF THE BIG APPLE by Gloria Waldron Hukle (at Book Expo America in New York, Booth 1634, June 1, 2, 3) is at heart, the story of a struggling middle class, slave-owning family, consisting in part of a young wife and two brothers. All three endeavor to understand the harrowing changes that threaten to break the family structure.


The Waldron immigration to the l7th century Dutch Colony of New Netherlands begins in Holland with a restless widower who must quickly find a wife and a mother for his three young children. Resolved Waldron finds such a match in the plain, yet tenacious Tenake Nagel, the seventh daughter of a comfortably established Calvinist minister. Such begins the journey of one of the first families to settle in New Amsterdam, which a decade after their arrival, without a shot being fired, will become the English City of New York. More Information visit www.gloriawaldronhukle.name.


Both well researched and imaginative, MANHATTAN SEEDS OF THE BIG APPLE, transports the reader to the Broadway of mid-1600s bringing to life an all but lost rich segment of American History. Here Sheriff Waldron and his family, along with neighbors from dozens of global points, face raw cultural diversity centuries before the expression becomes a topic of scholarly discussion. One of Resolved's duties is to arrest the Englishman, John Bowne, whose Quaker wife is preaching in their home. The arrest of Bowne and his subsequent trial is widely believed to be the first determination of religious freedom in America. This year Waldron, Stuyvesant and the signors of the Remonstrance will be remembered at the Freedom of Religion Celebrations in New York.


The author, a native of New York State, is an 11th generation American in the line of the Dutch Waldron Family. Three more novels are in progress.