The Carousel

The Carousel

by Stefani Deoul


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A bone-weary, emotionally drained woman shows up one morning at a diner and gas station in a small Northeast town. Intending to refuel on gas and coffee and just keep driving, she is drawn instead to a pile of discarded carousel horses at the junkyard next door. Her find begins a ripple of gossip, mystery, and a restorative journey for the horses, herself, and the curious collection of townspeople joining her on the tumultuous ride of hope, patience and a chance to grab the brass ring.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612940892
Publisher: Bywater Books MI
Publication date: 12/06/2016
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Television producer and writer Stefani Deoul is the author of the award-winning novel The Carousel. Stefani has written for numerous publications, including, Curve Magazine, Outdoor Delaware and Letters from CAMP Rehoboth, penned both short stories and film and television treatments, and has produced TV series such as The Dead Zone and Brave New Girl. She was the Supervising Producer of the television series Haven for the SyFy Network, and previously was the executive in charge of production for the series Dresden Files and Missing.

Her debut novel, The Carousel was a finalist for the Foreword Reviews Independent Publishing Award in Gay and Lesbian Fiction. It won the National Federation of Press Women Book of the Year in GLBT fiction, the 2011 Book of the Year from the Delaware Press Association, and a Regional Award in Fiction from the Independent Publishers Association.

In April 2017, Deoul's newest title, On a LARP, Book One of the Sid Rubin: Silicon Alley Series, will be released. In this crazyfunkycool YA story, heroine Sid Rubin and her brainiac buddies become embroiled in a dark-web world, which leads to a very real murder mystery.

What People are Saying About This

Maribeth Fischer

It's not only the story itself, of finding beauty and belonging in the places and people where one least expects it, that makes The Carousel linger in the reader s mind long after the last page is turned. It s the writing -the gorgeous, heartbreaking, lyrical writing. If I hadn t been so caught up in the story, I would have stopped again and again —just to reread the resonant, detailed, surprising, and beautiful paragraphs. (Maribeth Fischer, author of the novel The Life You Longed For)

Shamim Sharif

Carousel has everything I look for in a great novel - beautifully drawn characters that you really care about, a story that you want to follow, love, redemption and a sense of mystery at its heart. Stefani Deoul has done a fabulous job in painting the richness of a small town brought together by loss, life and love. I can't recommend it enough. Do yourself a favour and order it now. (Shamim Sharif, Enlightenment Productions)

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