HER FATHER’S DAUGHTER: In The Longer Run: The Arthur Wint Story, Valerie Wint recalls life with her world-famous dad, chronicling both his professional successes and personal trials. With insightful narrative, Wint grants readers access to the life of an enigmatic figure in world athletics – Jamaica’s first Olympic gold medallist and a short-notice diplomat, who in 1973 served as Jamaica’s High Commissioner to the UK. After more than 150 pages (including previously unpublished photographs), what emerges is a man who towered above most in stature but lived quietly as a gentle giant. “Almost 20 years after his passing, the story of Arthur Wint lives on and continues to inspire,” observes Ian Randle Publishers, who are putting out the book. “It is a story of discipline, courage, determination and most of all, love for family and country.”
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GOOD KITTY, BAD KITTY: Khadine ‘Miss Kitty’ Hylton keeps reminding us that she can do anything. The buoyant radio host, tell-it-like-it-is talent show judge and delightful Digicel brand ambassador is getting set to release her first effort as an author. Miss Kitty describes Good Girl Gone Bad as a “stimulating Jamaican novel” sure to make jaws drop and eyes pop. Published by the aptly named Pageturner Books, the novel (which hits bookshelves next month), is in fact a provocative exploration of intimate relationships – the issue of infidelity in particular – spun with equal doses of intrigue and fun sensuality.
STILL I RISE: Drawing on the real-life experiences of author Judith Falloon-Reid, Here’s A Hundred Dollars…Buy Yourself A Life takes readers across an emotional landscape marked by domestic abuse and spiritual renewal in recounting the arduous journey of central character, Cecile, to happiness and personal fulfillment. The writer behind such previous spirit-lifting works as Time & Seasons and Reclaiming Your Faith, Falloon-Reid (founder of the Independent VoYces Literary Fair) makes lucid her message that the human spirit has the capacity to triumph even in the face of the most horrifying of circumstances.