The Morningstar Press
THE HESTER STREET KIDS...
Set in New York’s Little Italy in the 1950’s, this character-driven drama is mysterious and sensual. It weaves lies with love, treachery with truth, and explores the ultimate meaning of moral fortitude, honesty, passion, and loyalty.
The story incorporates contemporary pleasures: a love story, spice, family secrets, and crime investigation. But its underlying message is one of moral choices. It also gives a historic glimpse of the 50s. Readers will find themselves on a nostalgic journey back to the postwar time of economic growth.
This work does not glorify the mob like so many others have done. It is a saga that talks to the plight of Italian American immigrants striving for a living in the new world under the thumbs of the mafia.
SCHISM, Something is Amiss in Heaven Again!
A spiritual fantasy with profound implications, “Schism”, joins Obe and Tony who fare from cultures and generations centuries apart at the highest level of Purgatory, then together through the heavenly realm, with flashbacks and earthly visits to the back woods of North Carolina, Georgia at the beginning of the civil war, and 60’s New York.
This character-driven drama weaves doubt with love and mistrust with truth, exploring the ultimate meaning of moral fortitude, acknowledgement of, and trust in God.
An inspirational diorama of a journey to faith, one that talks to the unanswered questions about humanity’s free will, God’s existence, His motives and His tolerance of evil. Its underlying message is one of moral choices and trust. It also gives an entertaining fantasy glimpse of what heaven looks like and the magical things that happen there.
The Morning Star Press...
Established in 1991 by Author and Screenwriter, Armando Minutoli for the purpose of publishing his first book. A work of non-fiction: MEDJUGORJE, A PILGRIM'S JOURNEY. A true account of his pilgrimage to then Yugoslavia, now Bosnia-Hercegovina in the small village of Medjugorje. A place where the Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary are alleged to occur to six children. Armando made two trips that year to the site of Apparitions and felt inspired to write about his life changing deeply spiritual experiences. Many pilgrims have witnessed miracles there since June 1981. Due to popular demand a second edition of the title was released in 2010.
The Author also wrote and published early this year a work of historical fiction, THE HESTER STREET KIDS, A story of immigrant life in New York City under the hands of the Sicilian Mafia. The title has been receiving, unprecentented, Five Star *****reviews.
Armando released another exciting work of fiction in September also this year. A spiritual fantasy, SCHISM, SOMETHING IS AMISS IN HEAVEN AGAIN! A story where the main characters meet in purgatory and journey into heaven and cause a stir of unrest.