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New Book Release - "Oh Threats of Hell and Hopes of Paradise", by John Fee Gibson

John Gibson will have you feeling the sunshine and smelling the summer rains of the Appalachian countryside.


Sarasota, FL -- (ReleaseWire) -- 07/31/2013 --"Oh Threats of Hell and Hopes of Paradise”, by John Fee Gibson, introduces a volume of short stories largely inspired by the Quatrains, or four line poems, of the twelfth century philosopher Omar Khayyam. Mr. Gibson’s stories contain snippets of life from the Appalachian sharecropper to the disenchanted college professor who agonizes over his imagined impotency to contribute something original to posterity.

There are no earthshaking discoveries or “How To’s” contained in “Oh Threats of Hell and Hopes of Paradise.” It is a book to pick up on a quiet night when you just want to get lost in the words. And, when you finish these stories you will no doubt ask yourself “why in the world would that old man write such stuff?” A few days later, however, you may find, floating along the rivers of your mind, the answer.

Gibson’s collective bottom line of these tales is that “LIFE” is a quandary, and man is forced to live it. He never knows how or why unless he is in some way mentally connected to that higher power most of us choose to call God!

John Fee Gibson was born and raised among the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Southeastern Kentucky. He later moved to Ohio where he graduated from Ohio State University. Mr. Gibson is a retired manufacturing engineer and educator. He presently resides in Fairfield, Ohio.

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Keywords - Fiction, Short Stories, Rubaiyat, Omar Khayyam, Carl Jung, Life, Murder, Rape, Preacher, Engineer

The ebook version of “Oh Threats of Hell and Hopes of Paradise”, ISBN 9781622873647, published by First Edition Design Publishing, is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 186 page print book version, ISBN 9781622873654, was published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.