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LITERARY AWARDS & PROFESSIONAL ENDORSEMENTS

Pura's books have won or been finalists for various literary awards & have been the recipients of special merit from professional reviewers.

Awards include the Selah, the Kobzar, the Dartmouth, the Rone and the Word Guild. Professional Reviewers include Readers Favorite, RT Book Reviews, Publishers Weekly and USA Today.

In 2021's Selah Awards, Murray is a triple finalist for Lone Star (included in The Amish Menorah & Other Stories, Elk Lake Publishing); The Light at St. Silvan's (included in A Christmas Collection, Elk Lake Publishing); and for A Christmas Collection, an honor he shares with five other authors who contributed to the anthology.

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READERS FAVORITE

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LITERARY AWARDS & PROFESSIONAL ENDORSEMENTS

MANY BOOKS BY MURRAY PURA HAVE RECEIVED "TOP PICK 5 STAR AWARDS" FROM RF READERS FAVORITE: Beautiful Skin/Petals/The Wings of Morning/All My Beautiful Tomorrows/Zo/Ashton Park/Ride the Sky/Grace Rider/The White Birds of Morning/A Sun Drenched Elsewhere/Abigail's Christmas Miracle/Hong Kong Amish

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DARTMOUTH BOOK AWARD

Dartmouth Book award finalist for novel MIZZLY FITCH

A lighthouse keeper looks back on his life by the sea. The novel is primarily set on the Atlantic Coast in the 1920s.

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RONE AWARD

Rone Award Finalist for novel WHISPERS OF A NEW DAWN

A family rooted in non-violence and pacifism deals with the tragic events of December 7th, 1941 while living near Pearl Harbor.

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TWO BOOKS BY MURRAY PURA HAVE RECEIVED STELLAR ENDORSEMENTS FROM RT REVIEWS - RT REVIEWS 4 1/2 stars = GOLD PHENOMENAL – IN A CLASS BY ITSELF: The Wings of Morning and Whispers of a New Dawn

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Murray Pura has been a finalist for the Shevchenko Foundation's $25,000 Kobzar Literary Award for his novel ZO

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WHAT’S NEW

NEW RELEASES

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You create life. That’s what happens whenever an author writes a good story.

PURA

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All Murray's titles are available on Amazon.com and .ca

Titles are also available from Barnes & Noble and Chapters Indigo.

COMING SOON

in April

A BRIDE'S FLIGHT

(Harlequin)

THE SCEPTER & THE ISLE

#2 in the WW2 Islands Series

(Islands Publishing)

co-authored with Patrick Craig

 

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novels of WW2

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Above the Clouds
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Novels 1-4 of The Zoya Septet. Once the series is complete there will be 7 books in all, telling one family's dramatic story that spans the 20th & 21st centuries.

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Marble Surface

A few of Murray's popular Amish fiction titles that explore Amish faith and culture.

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NEW RELEASES

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Shadow on Concrete Wall

A number of Murray's books are available as audibiles superbly read by Scott Bryan.

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books on spirituality & the journey

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