About the book

A Past Worth Telling presents a collection of poems by author Mary Ann Niemczura that recounts her childhood in rural Western Massachusetts in the 1940s and early 1950s, a time that offered carefree, innocent days of playing, learning, and exploring with minimal adult supervision. It was a time and place that children appreciated nature and its creatures, when children savored horehound drops, penny candy, Mary Ann cookies, crackers, and pickles from the barrel at the Old Sturbridge Village General Store—with the wooden Indian chief outside.

This poetical memoir recalls fond childhood days as seen through the eyes of Niemczura and her sisters. She also recalls life in Colorado, Germany, and Central New York. These memories are documented for future generations and for anyone interested in such experiences.

“Her writing is joyful and uplifting but poignant at times. To her credit, she covers life’s winding road with humor and reality.”

—Jerome F. Melvin, PhD, retired school Superintendent of the North Syracuse Central Schools in North Syracuse, New York

Note – for purchase information and reviews, go to the following:

In the UK, A Past Worth Telling can be found on Amazon at A Past Worth Telling (UK).  In the US at A Past Worth Telling (US) and in
Germany at A Past Worth Telling (DE).

24 Responses to About the book

  1. Annika says:

    This is a great title and I love the idea of a poetical memoir, most unusual. I found it on amazon – I wondered if for you have considered putting in a link direct to Amazon (both UK and US) from this page? Best of luck with your book, Mary Ann.

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    • How kind of you to comment about the title. My English major daughter helped me when I told her I wanted something “different” to use. Do you mean Amazon link to UK on my author page? How kind of you to suggest that. Let me know what you think of the book after you have read it. Also consider writing a review on Amazon if you get time. All the best to you and your writing.

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      • Annika says:

        You can tell your daughter it was an inspired choice. Of course I’ll leave a review – I’m a bit behind on my reading at the moment so it won’t be straight away but I’ll let you know.

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      • How very kind of you, Annika. I have been reading about your awards and about you as well. Impressive is the word that comes to mind. We even wear our hair in a similar fashion! What a small world this is!

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    • Take a look at the revised page About the Author and see if that helps. Thanks again for the suggestion, fellow writer.

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  2. Annika says:

    Yeah! That works well and I see you found how to do it – WordPress usually explains things somewhere. I think you’ll help it helps lead people to look closer at your book.

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  3. A poetic memoir–what a lovely idea, Mary Ann. 🙂

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  4. The reviews for “A Past Worth Telling” are outstanding and I’ve shared your Amazon page on Twitter and will share it on my FB page as well. Congratulations & Best Wishes! 🙂

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  5. bluebrightly says:

    I just read the first poem, on the Amazon site – so funny! I mean to ask where in NY you are but I think it may be Syracuse, or nearby. I grew up there, on the western edge of town, in the 50’s. 🙂

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  6. MG WELLS says:

    Best wishes.

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  7. geno says:

    lovely idea ❤

    Liked by 2 people

  8. I love poetry and travel lovely to discover your blog today via Annika. 🙂

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