A new novel by Nancy Werking Poling, coming out June 15
Elizabeth’s daughter, Angelica, has joined a cadre of eco-terrorists, and Mary (yes, the holy one, but not a virgin) has abruptly ended her “Operation: Earth Rescue” visitations at Elizabeth’s North Carolina farm. Now Elizabeth must discover her own calling, a passion worth risking her life for. It’s a journey into her own heart, and the adventure she embarks on is as unpredictable to her as it will be to the reader.
What readers say:
Nancy Poling has crafted a surprising mix—While Earth Still Speaks is part adventure, part environmental activism, part visionary tale. Uniting it is Elizabeth McNair, who breaks from a stifling marriage ultimately to become her own woman and leave a legacy of courage.
Wayne Caldwell, author of Cataloochee
Poling’s character descriptions of Elizabeth are so cinematic we see the changes, the turmoil, the parts of her that make her something of a misfit and sometimes comic saint. The narrative makes a strong case for the complexities of family relationships and hard choices that are not so much between right and wrong but wrong and less wrong, right and righter!
Ina J. Hughs, author of 5 books, syndicated columnist for 45 years
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Nancy Werking Poling, author of women’s fiction, blogger on current events and women’s experience
My life would be simpler if I didn’t care—if I gave little thought to national issues such as elections, equal opportunities for all within our justice system, the disintegration of our environment, women’s reproductive rights.
My life would be simpler if I didn’t care about relationships—if I gave little thought to the man I married when I was twenty-one, my adult children, my grandchildren, to the well-being of friends.
But I do pay attention. I do think about issues and people. And I respond to my thoughts and concerns through writing.
I care about environmental issues.
I care about gender equality and women’s safety.
Left: Three generations at the Women’s March, January 21, 2017, in Charlotte, North Carolina. I marched with my daughter and two granddaughters.
In 2018 I marched with a local group and gave a brief speech. Hear my presentation by clicking here on YouTube page.
I care about domestic violence victims, women and men.
produced by FaithTrust Institute, Seattle, WA
I care about human trafficking.
Twice I had the privilege of accompanying my husband to Seoul, ROK, for a semester. Each Wednesday surviving Comfort Women, sexual slaves of the Imperial Japanese Army before and during World War II, along with their supporters, gather in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul. In 2005 I twice joined them.
Human trafficking isn’t just a problem of the past.
I care about racial justice.
I care about families of all kinds.
We dare not trust government or corporations to ensure a secure future (safe communities, clean air, clean water) for our children and grandchildren. We must all do what we can.