Ada, MI (August 22, 2022)
Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, is pleased to announce that they have signed a contract with Marcus Brotherton and Tosca Lee, New York Times bestselling authors of A Bright and Blinding Sun and The Line Between respectively.
Inspired by true stories, The Long March Home, which is scheduled for a May 2023 release, is a coming-of-age story of friendship, sacrifice, love, and the power of unrelenting hope. Based on the lives of three friends, The Long March Home follows the friends’ journey from Mobile, Alabama, to the Philippines during World War II, covering not only the lives and loves they left behind but also the impossible odds they face as they struggle to survive what has become known as the Bataan Death March.
“Reading this novel was an evocative, rich literary and emotional experience that these authors worked seamlessly together to provide,” said Kelsey Bowen, Revell senior acquisitions editor. “Editing this novel was a highlight of my entire career.”
“Normally I write nonfiction,” Brotherton said. “But I’ve discovered that some people read only fiction or read only for the sake of a story. It’s important to get the message out about the war in the Pacific to let people know that events such as these truly happened. Years ago, many people endured much so we can live in freedom today.”
Lee said, “It’s an honor to shine a light on the Defenders of Bataan and hope this story brings greater awareness to this chapter of World War II history and its Allied heroes.”
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Marcus Brotherton is a New York Times bestselling author and coauthor dedicated to writing books that inspire heroics, promote empathy, and encourage noble living. His most recent nonfiction book on World War II in the Pacific, A Bright and Blinding Sun, was lauded as “storytelling at its best” by Heather Morris, #1 internationally bestselling author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz. His commendations include the Christopher Award for literature “that affirms the highest values of the human spirit.” For more information, please visit www.marcusbrotherton.com.
Tosca Lee is a New York Times bestselling author of eleven novels, including The Line Between, The Progeny, The Legend of Sheba, Iscariot, and the Books of Mortals series with New York Times bestseller Ted Dekker. Her work has been called “superior storytelling” by Publishers Weekly, translated into seventeen languages, and optioned for TV and film. Her commendations include two International Book Awards, Killer Nashville’s Silver Falchion, and ECPA Fiction Book of the Year. To learn more, please visit www.toscalee.com.