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
...masterful.
Fiction Addict
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, in the small rural community of Jerusalem, New York, high school senior Jenny Thompson dreams of escaping to college and pursuing a career as an artist. The feminist wave has not reached Jerusalem, however. All Jenny’s bitter, overbearing mother wants is for her to marry…well. She ignores the poor but gentle Mennonite neighbor Jake’s affections with whom she has forged a close heart-to-heart friendship and marries the richest and most popular boy in town.

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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

Annie May Parker declares herself “a simple farm girl who lives near the town of Baldwinsville in central New York.” But, she is much more---she’s the smart, lovable, rock-solid heart and soul of her close-knit family, on her way to fulfilling her dream of making a difference in the world.

Life in the 1950s on the Parker farm is near idyllic for young Annie. As the middle sibling between her boy-crazy sister Carrie and little brother Georgie, freckle-faced Annie is growing up as the responsible one, wise beyond her years.

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Winner Of The Pacific Book Awards

Finalist San Francisco Book Festival

Finalist Hollywood Book Festival

The Lilac Bush is Blooming

Impressive...insightful...heartwarming
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