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What Drives Good People to Do Something Bad? Victoria Brown’s Historical Fiction Novel Zemesta – Touching on Social Issues of The 1920s, Follow Three Boyhood Friends During The Tumultuous Days of Prohibition – Over 35 Rave Reviews!


by Victoria Brown

4.4 stars – 39 Reviews
Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled
Here’s the set-up:

What Drives Good People to Do Something Bad? As terrible revelations come to light, four people join together to commit an unspeakable act…

When a member of the privileged upper class frames a Polish immigrant for a socialite’s murder in 1920s Akron, the heart-pounding events that follow lead to a stunning and unexpected conclusion. This gripping tale of bigotry and class distinctions includes political corruption, greed, injustice, murder, and betrayal. While Albo Jablonski endures the atrocious conditions of the state penitentiary, his son Nickels, daughter Antonia, and their friends Kurt and Charlie are tormented by the knowledge that he is innocent. Zemsta is a powerful, character-driven story of three boyhood friends during the tumultuous days of Prohibition that explores the meaning of friendship, family, love, and loyalty.


“Brown’s debut novel recounts how a young woman’s murder affects the lives of childhood friends. But it is the portrayal of real-world history–the height of Prohibition, the early days of cinema–that makes the book such a gem. A nostalgic, authentic novel that charms with its vintage hue.” –Kirkus Reviews

“Zemsta touches on social issues of the ’20s, when Akron was a stronghold of groups like the Ku Klux Klan that targeted not only African-Americans, but also Jewish, Catholic and immigrant workers who had been attracted by the labor boom of the rubber industry. There are many good historical details.” –Akron Beacon Journal

From The Author

Zemsta makes an excellent choice for book clubs. If you are interested in having the author join your book club discussion by Skype, just send a note by e-mail (located in the back of the book) to set it up.

About The Author

Victoria Brown worked in the communications industry for over thirty years as President of her own firm, Victoria Brown Marketing Communications. Brown grew up in northwestern Pennsylvania and lived in Scituate on Boston’s south shore for many years. She has a degree from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She has two grown daughters and is currently basking in the sun in Boca Raton, Florida where she lives with her two miniature dachshunds Tallulah and Harriet and a cat named Puppy. Zemsta is her first novel.

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