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Mary Sharnick 5 novels

The Contessa’s Easel  — New Release! 

Penmore Press is pleased to announce the release of
The Contessa’s Easel, by Mary Sharnick.
The acclaimed Orla Paints Quartet continues!

Painting Mercy Wins Second Place in NFPW’s 2019 National Communications Contest
TUCSON, AZ – Penmore Press is pleased to announce Painting Mercy by Mary Donnarumma Sharnick has received 2nd place honors in NFPW’s 2019 National Communications Contest as announced by Marianne Wolf-Astrauskas, President.
“Congratulations on your well-deserved award. Competition this year was stiff and you should be proud of your accomplishment.”
Ms. Sharnick will be honored at the National Awards Dinner held on Saturday, June 28, 2019, at the National Conference in Baton Rouge, LA.

Painting Mercy, the sequel to Mary’s award winning novel, Orla’s Canvas, is available through barnesandnoble.com and amazon.comOrla’s Canvas, is a coming-of-age tale about a young artist set against the backdrop of Civil Rights-era New Orleans. In Painting Mercy, follow Orla, now 24 years old, on the next chapter of her life.

“Mary’s characters are achingly real; familiar or strange, their reality is palpable, not contrived… Orla’s Canvas shone a light on racism and social class divides. Painting Mercy, set in the summer of 1975, feelingly describes the struggles of that decade.” – Chris Wozney, Penmore Press

Also available, Mary’s first two novels, Thirst and Plagued, are set in the Venetian lagoon during the seventeenth and fifteenth centuries, respectively. Thirst is being adapted for the operatic stage by composer Gerard Chiusano and librettists Mary Chiusano and Robert Cutrofello.



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