Northern Books is pleased to announce the release of The Searching Soul by Bob Shank.
New author Bob Shank invites the reader into his world as his writings deal with the daily struggles that people face, they all resonate spiritual strength and hope for the future that everyone can relate to leaving the reader feel empowered.
Shank writes, You Can’t Hurt Me:
“Resounding echoes awaken the child
demons in the attic beckon unto him
stark fear grips his Vick’s laden chest
shivers vibrate rusty springs of down
footsteps creak closer upon loose floorboards
while steamed filled pipes play taps
a somber teddybear snarls
causing the world to be still
foolish nuns, God doesn’t want to “get me”
the sting of a ruler splinters a left hand
blood spurts upon faces of laughter
evil little boy too wicked for a mother
affliction runs in the family
Florence became flop because she always fell
polio never whipped her ass
just abused her now and then
she healed with a smile
Even humility has its price
Jimmy Dean wore sunglasses
maybe his eyes were bloodshot
or maybe he was a child of an alcoholic
and they became part of his attire
degenerate eye disease, masturbation
spattering or battering
does it really matter when you can’t see
or understand the difference between ADD and ADHD”
Shank expresses, he “writes about lifetime experiences, in the hopes that others can relate and hopefully won’t go down the same roads I’ve traveled. Growing up in an alcoholic family, writing was the only way of expressing and dealing with the world around me, without it, I doubt I would have survived. My biggest concern are the children of the world, who need an identity, who need to know their self worth and how valuable they are to our very existence. It is utterly important that we share our experiences both bad and good with them so that they may learn and understand that they to can make life and enjoyable experience, and that above all it is worth living and giving.” He added, “thanks to all who take the time to read and share my work and always remember, ‘the innocence of a child is in the mind of an adult’…nurture them wisely.”
The Searching Soul is available in paperback and digital formats. All proceeds from Shank’s book will benefit children’s organizations and causes.
Northern Books is a small publishing company and literary agency based in Pennsylvania USA and Calgary AB Canada, celebrating dozens of titles sold and published since 2007. We bring the best of both worlds to the table — offering the personal client attention of a small agency and the clout of a large agency.
For more on Shank, his book or Northern Books, visit Northern Books website.