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Welcome to Home Grown Books, a unique bookstore created by authors. Home Grown Books is dedicated to showcasing self-published authors. We offer readers a rare opportunity to discover new talent and to read books not found in traditional bookstores. We also provide a venue for authors to get their self-published books into the hands of the public. All the authors and artists are from or have connections to the Ozarks and represent a wide variety of genres.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Congratulations to Sharon Rushton. Her novel, No Paved Road To Freedom received three awards in 2012.

Gold Medal for Historical Fiction 2012
            Flags and Stars Military Book Awards
Book of the Month – February 2012
            The Military Writers Society of America
Bronze Medal for Historical Fiction Book of the Year 2012
The Military Writers Society of America

Author: Veteran freelance writer Sharon Rushton has been honored with numerous awards throughout her career. Her magazine articles have appeared in U.S. and Canadian publications. Originally from Colorado, she lives on Table Rock Lake in Missouri with her husband and two dogs.

Title: No Paved Road To Freedom
Genre: Historical FictionNonfiction
Book: No Paved Road To Freedom is a gripping and emotional story that humanizes the impact of communist occupation in Romania after World War II. It is relevant, it inspires, and it reminds us that freedom is precious. Based on a true story, it documents the extraordinary courage of Cornel Dolana and his family as they pay an incredible price for resisting communism. Cornel makes up his mind to escape the oppression and uses his ingenuity to put his plan in place. His fortitude keeps him moving toward his goal, despite enduring enormous setbacks, brutality, and extreme outdoor elements that few humans could survive. No Paved Road To Freedom is available at amazon.com.

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