Barbara Presnell releases "Blue Star"

Cover image for "Blue Star", strips of colored paper (blue, yellow, red) collide at various angles.  Title features top left, "Blue Star" and author bottom right, "Barbara Presnell"

Blue Star is a story of war and its effect on family. The poems weave history, census and military records, letters, journals, and other documents to tell the 100-year story of a one Southern family. The title, refers to the stars family members hang from banners in their windows when a son or daughter is in service (now noted in our Blue Star Memorial highways and elsewhere). Interspersed with poems of war are accounts of a mother and her son as he grows from a child into a young man starting a family of his own.  Click here to visit Barbara's official website.