Barksy's "Hatched" is Sunbury Press bestseller for October

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for October. Robert Barsky’s novel Hatched took the top spot. The Journey Called Life by Christina Burns was runner up.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for October, 2016 (by Revenue)
Rank Last Month Title Author Category
1 2 Hatched Robert Barksy Literary Fiction
2 NEW The Journey Called Life Christina Burns Memoir
3 3 Wonder Boy: The Story of Carl Scheib Lawrence Knorr Sports Biography
4 50 The Sign of the Eagle Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
5 The Savage Apostle John Kachuba Historical Fiction
6 The Devil’s Grasp Brian Koscienski and Chris Pisano Fantasy
7 NEW Solomon Screech Owl’s Kangaroo Caper Beth Lancione & Kathy Haney Childrens
8 Mary Sachs: Merchant Princess Barbara Trainin Blank Biography
9 11 Where Elephants Fought Bridget Smith Historical Fiction
10 Dead of Autumn Sherry Knowlton Thriller Fiction
11 6 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
12 Pink Crucifix Johnny Strife Thriller Fiction
13 28 The Wolf of Britannia Part I Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
14 7 Living in the Afterlife Michele Livingston Spirituality
15 4 Keystone Corruption Continues Brad Bumsted History
16 10 Freemasons at Gettysburg Sheldon Munn History
17 16 Pit Bulls Anthony Julian History
18 Silver Moon Joanne Risso Childrens
19 In the Field Joanne Risso Childrens
20 My Mom Is an Alien Joanne Risso Childrens
21 Over the Sea Joanne Risso Childrens
22 Prohibition’s Prince Guy Graybill Biography
23 Seeking Samiel Catherine Jordan Thriller Fiction
24 5 Cast Iron Signs of Pennsylvania Towns and Other Landmarks N Clair Clawser History
25 A Moment in the Sun Tory Gates YA Fiction
26 Bravo! Guy Graybill History
27 Death by Internet Joe Carvalko Thriller Fiction
28 38 Hidden Dangers Bob Stout Geopolitics
29 Choice of Enemies Michael Richards Thriller Fiction
30 The Ten Second Shift Bill Foley Self-Help
31 The Ripper’s Haunts Michael Hawley History
32 47 Hour 30 Brandon Musgrave Memoir
33 48 Messages from Beyond Michele Livingston Spirituality
34 8 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair Vietnam Memoir
35 30 Maybe Tomorrow Mela Suśe Vigil Duran Carvalko Memoir
36 13 Raising Monarchs Sue Fox McGovern Nature
37 Darkness at First Light J M West Thriller Fiction
38 Frost! Guy Graybill Short Stories
39 12 Emeralds of the Alhambra John Cressler Historical Fiction
40 The Devil Tree Keith Rommel Thriller Fiction
41 14 The Silver Coin Marie Sontag YA Fiction
42 41 That Night at Surigao Ernie Marshall History
43 Beagle Tales Bob Ford Humor
44 26 Behind Barbed Wire and High Fences Phyllis Hochstetler History
45 The Relations of Dwight D Eisenhower Lawrence Knorr History
46 27 Bows, Bullets, and Bears John L Moore History
47 49 The Wolf of Britannia Part II Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
48 There Is Something about Rough & Ready Lawrence Knorr, et al History
49 The Best of Keystone Tombstones Joe Farrell and Joe Farley History
50 The Relations of Milton Snavely Hershey Lawrence Knorr History

Hatched_fcRobert Barksy’s “Hatched” was #1 due to author events and advertising in The New Yorker magazine. Christina Burns’ “The Journey Called Life” debuted at #2 thanks to author events. Lawrence Knorr’s “Wonder Boy: The Story of Carl Scheib – The Youngest Player in American League History” continued to sell briskly due to seasonal interest, taking #3. Jess Steven Hughes’ “The Sign of the Eagle” rebouned to #4 thanks to author events in the Pacific Northwest. John Kachuba took the 5th spot with “The Savage Apostle,” boosted by author events in Ohio.

The company released four new titles in October:

SUNBURY PRESS – New Releases for October, 2016
The Journey Called Life Christina Burns Memoir
Solomon Screech Owl’s Kangaroo Caper Beth Lancione & Kathy Haney Childrens
Return to the Valley Terry Ray Metaphysical Fiction

For more info: http://www.sunburypressstore.com/BESTSELLERS_c3.htm

Lykens Township history is Sunbury Press bestseller for September

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for September. The Gratz Historical Society’sHistory of Lykens Township Volume 1 took the top spot. Hatched by Robert Barsky was runner up.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for September, 2016 (by Revenue)
Rank Last Month Title Author Category
1 NEW History of Lykens Township Volume 1 Gratz Historical Society History
2 5 Hatched Robert Barksy Literary Fiction
3 2 Wonder Boy: The Story of Carl Scheib Lawrence Knorr Sports Biography
4 3 Keystone Corruption Continues Brad Bumsted History
5 8 Cast Iron Signs of Pennsylvania Towns and Other Landmarks N Clair Clawser History
6 7 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
7 4 Living in the Afterlife Michele Livingston Spirituality
8 25 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair Vietnam Memoir
9 Shadows in the Shining City John Cressler Historical Fiction
10 Freemasons at Gettysburg Sheldon Munn History
11 11 Where Elephants Fought Bridget Smith Historical Fiction
12 Emeralds of the Alhambra John Cressler Historical Fiction
13 14 Raising Monarchs Sue Fox McGovern Nature
14 NEW The Silver Coin Marie Sontag YA Fiction
15 Jesus Runs Away Joe Farrell Memoir
16 27 Pit Bulls Anthony Julian History
17 17 Dying for Vengeance J M West Thriller Fiction
18 Keystone Tombstones Sports Joe Farrell and Joe Farley History
19 Keystone Tombstones Volume 2 Joe Farrell and Joe Farley History
20 Keystone Tombstones Volume 3 Joe Farrell and Joe Farley History
21 The Cursed Man Keith Rommel Thriller Fiction
22 26 Courting Doubt and Darkness J M West Thriller Fiction
23 40 Darkness and First Light J M West Thriller Fiction
24 Petrified Tanya Reimer YA Fiction
25 38 Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks John L Moore History
26 Behind Barbed Wire and High Fences Phyllis Hochstetler History
27 46 Bows, Bullets, and Bears John L Moore History
28 The Wolf of Britannia Part I Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
29 Winter of the Metal People Dennis Herrick Historical Fiction
30 19 Maybe Tomorrow Mela Suśe Vigil Duran Carvalko Memoir
31 NEW My Brother’s Mountain John Timmerman YA Fiction
32 16 Fatal Snow Robert Walton Thriller Fiction
33 Letters from a Shoebox James Dohren History
34 42 Warriors, Wampum, and Wolves John L Moore History
35 1 A Year of Change & Consequences Mark Singel Political Memoir
36 39 Settlers, Soldiers, and Scouts John L Moore History
37 47 Traders, Travelers, and Tomahawks John L Moore History
38 34 Hidden Dangers Bob Stout Geopolitics
39 48 Rivers, Raiders, and Renegades John L Moore History
40 The Complete Story of the Worldwide Invasion of the Orange Orbs Terry Ray Paranormal
41 31 That Night at Surigao Ernie Marshall History
42 A Brother’s Cold Case Dennis Herrick Thriller Fiction
43 15 The Mask of Minos Robert Walton Thriller Fiction
44 General John Fulton Reynolds Lawrence Knorr History
45 44 Pioneers, Prisoners, and Peace Pipes John L Moore History
46 OneWay: The Oracle Robin McClellon and Ruth Watson Visionary Fiction
47 43 Hour 30 Brandon Musgrave Memoir
48 49 Messages from Beyond Michele Livingston Spirituality
49 The Wolf of Britannia Part II Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
50 The Sign of the Eagle Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction

lthv1_fc-2-smThe Gratz Historical Society’s “History of Lykens Township Volume 1” was #1 due to advance orders at the society. Robert Barksy’s “Hatched” soared to #2 thanks to author events and an advertisement in the New Yorker. Lawrence Knorr’s “Wonder Boy: The Story of Carl Scheib – The Youngest Player in American League History” continued to sell briskly due to seasonal interest, taking #3. Brad Bumsted’s expose “Keystone Corruption Continues” ranked #4 due to interest in the Kathleen Kane trial, and Brad’s numerous media appearances. “Cast Iron Signs of Pennsylvania Towns” by N Clair Clawser took the 5th spot thanks to orders processed by the author.

The company released four new titles in September:

SUNBURY PRESS – New Releases for September, 2016
History of Lykens Township Volume 1 Gratz Historical Society History
The Silver Coin Marie Sontag YA Fiction
Redemption Courtney Frey Memoir
The Lurking Man (movie cover) Keith Rommel Thriller Fiction

For more info: http://www.sunburypressstore.com/BESTSELLERS_c3.htm

New York City chef cooks up counterfeiting scheme in Barsky's "Hatched"

NEW YORKAug. 26, 2016 –  Sunbury Press has released Hatched, Robert F Barsky’s novel about a famous restaurant on Wall Street and the financial scheme cooked-up therein.

Hatched_fcAbout the Book:
A well-respected chef in New York City has decided to fulfill a lifelong dream, to open a restaurant in the smart Wall Street area of the City that is devoted entirely to “eggy” creations. Working with an inspired architect, John erects a restaurant in the shape of a Fabergé egg, inspired by those remarkable masterpieces that were offered each year by the Czar to his beloved wife, leading up to the Russian Revolution. Fabergé Restaurant becomes ‘the’ destination for the wealthiest of NYC clients, but it’s also the place where a plan is Hatched by three former college roommates to counterfeit billions of dollars and shake the United States economy to its very yolk. A rollicking novel filled with intrigue, passion and voluptuous egg recipes, Hatched is a sumptuous treat.

Excerpt:
Immaculate imperfection. Silent to the touch, but teeming with all of the potential that can be excited by fertile stimulation. From up close, it seems painted with an imperfectly mixed, white gouache upon an uneven surface; from further back, it is an oblong globe, steadied from the center to the periphery to withstand the gentle swaying of the nest, the wind, the rain. The shell is solid, protective, and yet, always, and secretly, vulnerable. It’s hardy and well-insulated inside, but once expelled into the world of knocks and piercings, the yolk suffers and thereby reveals the single weakness of a shell pervious to rigid surfaces, its soft and mottled form suddenly blistered, cracked, dented, revealing tender, white flesh within, but concealing a core, an essence, a willing soul now and forever unfulfilled. Never to consume, the yolk now settles, haughtily, awaiting the fate of consumption. . . .

Suddenly, its very essence is reminiscent of Sunday morning, when Dad would for once sleep in and, that accomplished, would awaken the household with ‘Rise and shine!,’ accompanied by the sizzling sound of butter caressing and then solidifying the gooey translucence into white, the bulbous yellow to a globe and a world unto itself. The buttery pan, once heated, makes golden magic of this bulging, yellow world, now perched atop a gooey throne that, from the end towards the center, grows into a plastic base. The battered shells now ruthlessly discarded reveal untarnished and impeccable interiors, smooth walls now dripping with the liquid white remains, having for their trouble preserved the yellow center of the world, bulging, nearly heaving, now intact, defying gravity’s pull and begging. . . .

“Would you like another one?”

Robert-Barsky-for-webpageAbout the Author:
Robert Franklin Barsky
is a professor and Chair of the French and Italian Department. He holds joint appointments with the English Department, the Center for Latin American Studies, and the Programs in Jewish Studies European Studies, and American Studies at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He is an expert on Noam Chomsky, literary theory, convention refugees, immigration and refugee law, borders, work through the Americas, and Montreal. His biography of Chomsky titled Noam Chomsky: A Life of Dissent was published in 1997 by MIT Press, followed in 2007 by The Chomsky Effect: A Radical Works Beyond the Ivory Tower, and then in 2011 by Zellig Harris: From American Linguistics to Socialist Zionism, all published by MIT Press. He has another book forthcoming:Undocumented Immigrants in an Era of Arbitrary Law (Routledge Law, 2015).

Hatched
Authored by Robert F Barsky
List Price: $19.95
Paperback: 284 pages
Publisher: Sunbury Press, Inc. (August 17, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1620067404
ISBN-13: 978-1620067406
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 14.7 ounces
FIC002000 FICTION / Action & Adventure
FIC050000 FICTION / Crime
FIC016000 FICTION / Humorous / General
FIC037000 FICTION / Political

Also available on Kindle

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Hatched-9781620067406.htm