Ironwood, MI Author Publishes Novel

September 22, 2018 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment News
Broken Promises Faded Dreams, a new book by Geron Verville, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

Clyde Armonds has always dreamed of pitching for the Detroit Tigers. Growing up poor in a small Michigan town, he's had to postpone his dream for his family, but he refuses to abandon it. After Pearl Harbor, Clyde, his brother, and best friend enlist, convinced the war will be short and they will return as heroes. Even the numbing routine of boot camp and racism Clyde faces cannot dull his spirit.

But war in Italy has none of the glory Clyde hoped for. When he and his men are captured, home becomes a place he might never return. And even if he does, with destroyed dreams and broken heart, he will never be the same.

Broken Promises Faded Dreams is inspired by the World War II veterans the author grew up with. He wrote this novel to share the terrible effects of war and the battles veterans face when they come home.

About the Author
Geron Verville grew up in the small mining town of Iron River, in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. His father Clarence was an underground iron ore miner and shift boss. His mother Violet was a housewife, who was devoted to her seven children. In 1966 he married Claudia Arcand, who is the author of three children books. Together they raised three children; Teri, Lisa and Stephen. They are the Grandparents of; Daniel, Samantha, Racheal, Wendell and Claudia. Great Grandparents of; Isabella, Clinton and Rosalie. Originally majoring in history in college he became a student of, not only the Civil War, but both World Wars. After completing his college English and Writing course, the Professor suggested he should consider being an author, saying "you have a way with words." Thinking about that suggestion for years it wasn't until his brother Scott made the comment to him that Mark Twain said, "most people have at least two novels in them if they wanted to sit down and take the time to write." Geron finally started this story in 1999 and after years of intermittent writing finished in 2014.

Broken Promises Faded Dreams is a 466-page hardcover with a retail price of $27.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4809-5858-6. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy, please go to our virtual pressroom at or our online bookstore

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