| AUTHOR GUIDES EUROPEAN TOUR OF
HIS EPIC HISTORICAL, THE WAYFARERS
LIGHTHOUSE POINT, FL (September 19, 2005)
The Lighthouse Press, Inc. announces that
novelist Stuart F. Tower, author of The
Wayfarers, will lead 16 of his readers in a
nostalgic, footsteps, tour of
Romania, the setting for his epic novel.
Arranged by world-wide Travel Agent Roe Gruber of
Escapes Unlimited in Orange County, California,
the tour is unique in the publishing world.
Its extravagant by any standards and
unprecedented among authors with small,
independent publishing houses like ours,
said Lighthouse Press Publisher, Ron Richard.
Fortunately the tour is underwritten by a
third party sponsor, thus providing the
opportunity to say thank you to Mr.
Tower's most avid readers.
The Wayfarers (in Yiddish, they were
called, Fusgeyers,) is based upon
accounts by young Romanian Jews who fled Romania
after years of trade boycotts,
disenfranchisement, abject impoverishment and the
persistent threat of deadly pogroms. In groups
numbering from 60 to 120, they trekked across a
xenophobic Europe to the North Sea. Along the way
they peacefully protested against the
totalitarian Romanian government while fending
off hostile resistance, roaming gangs, and
From 1899 to 1914 over 300 of these groups are
estimated to have marched from the communities of
the Moldavian and Wallachian provinces of Eastern
Romania. Their descendants throughout the United
States and Canada, now number in the tens of
For two weeks, Tower will lead his readers along
the trails, paths, and village stopovers
experienced by the Fusgeyers of a century ago.
The route will take them from Bucharest to
Brasov, Sighishoara, Cluj, Sighet, Voronets,
Piatra Neamts, Iasi (Yash), Birlad, and
Constantsa on the Black Sea. From there, a short
two-day foray into Bulgaria is scheduled, with
stops in Varna and Veliko Tarnovo. While there
will be periodic hiking, accommodations include a
touring bus and hotel reservations.
The Lighthouse Press reports that since the
novel's release Mr. Tower has spoken in over 65
venues around the United States and that
production on The Wayfarers feature film
is anticipated for mid-2006, with filming to
begin in Romania.
Although not involved with the production,
filmmaker Steven Spielberg has remarked that,
In this electronic age, plain old
fashioned, captivating storytelling is rare. In The
Wayfarers, Stuart Tower has done just
The Wayfarers is available through
online and local bookstores everywhere. For more
information, readers and booksellers are invited
to visit the Publisher's website at
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