What Blooms from Dust
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About the Author
James Markert lives with his wife and two children in Louisville, Kentucky. He has a history degree from the University of Louisville and won an IPPY Award for The Requiem Rose, which was later published as A White Wind Blew, a story of redemption in a 1929 tuberculosis sanatorium, where a faith-tested doctor uses music therapy to heal the patients. James is also a USPTA tennis pro and has coached dozens of kids who've gone on to play college tennis in top conferences like the Big 10, the Big East, and the ACC. Learn more at JamesMarkert.com; Facebook: James Markert; Twitter: @JamesMarkert.
'Historical fiction at its finest that makes the reader want to learn more about the time and the people who lived there, and those who left.'--Booklist, STARRED review
'What Blooms From Dust is thought provoking, entertaining and ultimately satisfying. . . those who read this book will appreciate Markert's knack for storytelling, his fleshed out characters, and his ability to make you think.'--Southern Literary Review