Author Gloria Waldron Hukle

New York Historical Book Series by Gloria Waldron Hukle

New Book in 2016 for Author Gloria Waldron Hukle

“Souls of the Soil” 

Copyright: 2016

Souls of the Soil” by Gloria Waldron Hukle  author of Manhattan Seeds of the Big Apple, Threads An American Tapestry and The Diary of a Northern Moon

Copyright: 2016

Souls of the Soil-by Gloria Waldron Hukle

A story dedicated to those who see what few others can, and for all who believe the vision is true.

A unique historical novel that spans centuries following the lives of two sets of American fathers and their sons--all four who share the same DNA harkening back to New York's glorious Dutch days.

A story inspired by an actual murder in New York in the year 1756 and driven by the discovery of a small family cemetery plot hundreds of years later. The final of Hukle's American Waldron Series Novels.

“Souls of the Soil” (Oct. 2016) is one tale within another; a contemporary novel that questions the meaning of reality converges with well-researched historical fiction.

But Gloria Waldron Hukle’s final slice of her “American Waldron Book Series” opens long before blood drips from the blade of a sharpened rusty bayonet. 


 The lives of two sets of fathers and sons, all four of whom share the same DNA, crisscross between centuries in this last of the four book series that began a decade ago with “Manhattan: Seeds of the Big Apple.”

 “Souls of the Soil” starts in the year 1679 as Cornelius Vandenberg, a badly burnt, disheartened Dutch immigrant farmer living on Papscanee Island near Albany, laments his loss of everything. It is November on the crystal covered, scorched fertile land, long held sacred by the indigenous peoples. As the fire smolders, the angry immigrant wonders how he can go forward.   

Thus begins the never-ending quest for happiness and meaning, the trek continuing many centuries and generations later with the reconciliation of family members brought together by the unexpected death of a close friend.

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