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Author Barbara Conrey receives national recognition through the NYC BIG BOOK AWARD®!

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania -- The NYC Big Book Award recognized Nowhere Near Goodbye by Barbara Conrey as the winner in the category of Contemporary Fiction.

The competition is judged by experts from different aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. Selected award winners and distinguished favorites are based on overall excellence.

Nowhere Near Goodbye by Barbara Conrey

Women’s Fiction/Book Club Fiction/Contemporary Fiction

A mother’s love vs. a doctor’s oath.

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Oncologist Emma Blake has dedicated her life to finding a cure for a rare brain cancer. Twenty-five years ago, Emma’s childhood friend Kate died of glioblastoma, and Emma vowed to annihilate the deadly disease. Now, Kate’s father, Ned, is pushing her to work harder to fulfill that promise.

When Emma discovers she’s pregnant, she’s torn between the needs of her family and the demands of her work. While Ned pressures her to do the unthinkable, her husband, Tim, decorates the nursery. Unwilling to abandon her research, Emma attempts to keep both sides of her life in balance.

Emma knows she needs to reconcile her past with her present and walk the fine line between mother

and physician. But Ned has a secret, and when Emma discovers what he’s been hiding, the foundation of her world cracks.

Nowhere Near Goodbye is a story of family, failure, and second chances.

2021 was a record year for books awarded due to the high level of quality and diverse books submitted.  Again in 2021, NYC Big Book Award received book submissions worldwide, including great submissions from journalists, well-established authors, small and large press, as well as first-time indie authors who participated in high numbers.  Entries were from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America.  Cities such as Bangalore, Edmonton, London, Los Angeles,

Melbourne, New York, Seattle, Singapore, Vancouver, were represented among the entries.  Winners were recognized globally from Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Lebanon, Queensland, and the United States of America. 

"We are elated to highlight these authors' books, recognize their excellence, and share their achievements." said awards sponsor Gabrielle Olczak.  "We look forward to showcasing these titles to a larger audience."

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