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New England Author Announces Family Saga Novel Centered Around the Game of Mah Jongg.

Boston, MA, September 26, 2012 --( Clattering Sparrows is a heartwarming and compelling story of friendship centered on the fascinating and addictive game of Mahjong. Set against a background of 20th century history, it relates the lifelong journey of ordinary 5-year olds whose extraordinary friendship begins in the summer of 1941 in Washington, DC. Taught to play Mahjong as children during WWII, the game becomes an invariable part of their lives. Captivating and evocative to those who grew up during the time of the storyline, Clattering Sparrows confirms the powerful bond of friendship.

Since its publication, Clattering Sparrows has been read in all of the 50 states and in the UK, Canada, India, and The Netherlands, as well. It's appeal to the 350 million players around the world--millions who reside in the USA--as well as to the many book clubs across the country has been well received.

Clattering Sparrows is available in hardcover, paperback, and e-books for Kindle and Nook.

Book Information:

Clattering Sparrows

Author: Marilyn Land

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 978-1450236362

Pages: 230

About The Author:

Marilyn Land was born in Brooklyn, NY; grew up and attended public school and college in Washington, DC; and married and raised her family in the DC suburbs of Maryland. She now lives on Cape Cod, MA, with her husband, Jack. She has been an avid Mah Jongg player for over 50 years, and founded the Cape Cod Mah Jongg Society in 2011.

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Marilyn Land



Clattering Sparrows is available for purchase online through the author's website, from the publisher,, and other online retailers. Bookstores should contact Ingram for wholesale orders.

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