Jan Surasky

Winner of the Eric Hoffer Book Award for Fiction

Rage Against The Dying Light

a vibrant tapestry...vividly captures the spirit of Boudicca; flesh and bone, heart and soul. A truly compelling story.
Portland Book Review
...gripping, engaging and deftly written from first page to last.
The Midwest Book Review
...beautifully written.
Pacific Book Review
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Rage Against The Dying Light book cover

Of all the woman warriors in myth and legend, few are more storied than Boudicca, the fierce, redheaded queen who, in the first century A.C.E. led the most celebrated Celtic rebellion in history. But here, for the first time, Jan Surasky imagines Boudicca’s enthralling story of bravery and triumph from the Celtic point of view. In her extensively researched, vividly told novel, Boudicca bursts to life as never before in all her bold passion, brazen courage and heroic glory.

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Back To Jerusalem book cover

In the 1970s New York farm girl Jenny Thompson ignores the love of her gentle Mennonite neighbor Jake Martin whose friendship she has cherished to comply with her bitter, overbearing social-climbing mother’s wishes for her to marry the richest and most popular boy in town. When her marriage ends in divorce she takes her toddler son to New York city where she finds success in business and the art world. When fate intervenes to reconnect her with Jake, now a high-powered lawyer, two decades later she must choose between heady success and the only love she has ever known.

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Winner of the Eric Hoffer Book Award for Fiction
and Grand Prize Finalist

Winner of the Pacific Book Awards for Fiction

Back To Jerusalem

Forbidden love and long-held secrets abound...a quiet but moving story of one woman’s reclaiming her life.
Kirkus Reviews
Incredibly warm and welcoming, clearly the product of a sensitive heart.
Portland Book Review
Surasky has crafted a beautiful story that is simple yet powerful; a sweeping, fast read...
US Review of Books
The Lilac Bush is Blooming book cover

Quirky, freckle-faced Annie May Parker, who believes in omens and spirits, is coming of age in the 1950s in central New York farm country, the middle sibling between a boy-crazy older sister and lovable little brother in a family headed by a hard-working traditional widowed mother. Annie May discovers a trove of dusty journals in the attic of the family farmhouse that hold stories of the courage and deeds of daring of a diverse set of family ancestors whose spirits she is certain are watching over her.

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Winner Of The Pacific Book Awards

Finalist San Francisco Book Festival

Finalist Hollywood Book Festival

The Lilac Bush is Blooming

The US Review of Books
All the downhome charm and appeal of beloved Americana classics...A beautiful coming-of-age story...filled with likeable characters that leave us with memories
of joy, sorrow, and love.
Hollywood Book Reviews
With her lucid writer's vision, Surasky paints a heroine making a new, modern life for herself.
Pacific Book Review