an irish lullaby by Louis Manzo

An Irish Lullaby Receives National Recognition Through the Independent Press Award!

independent press award an irish lullabyGlen Ridge, NJ – The Independent Press Award recognized An Irish Lullaby in the category of Religious Fiction as a Distinguished Favorite Award Winner.

The competition is judged by experts from different aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, book cover designers and professional copywriters. Selected Award Winners and Distinguished Favorites are based on overall excellence.

An Irish Lullaby depicts humanties’ search for relevancy and fulfillment, set against the backdrop one of the most controversial, moral, and burning social/cultural issues of our time, abortion. Read more

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Louis Michael Manzo’s An Irish Lullaby wins First Prize

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An Irish Lullaby wins first prize at The Southern California Book Festival in the Spiritual Category. See the list of prize winners here.

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Former assemblyman turned writer looks to the church for first novel | Faith Matters • Aug 26, 8:00 AM
By Rev. Alexander Santora/For the Jersey Journal

His first book was on the environment. The second was a smash hit smashing Chris Christie. His third book — and first novel — brings him back to his Jersey City West Side neighborhood, where he nurtured his Catholic faith at St. Aloysius Church, right at the mouth of the entrance to Lincoln Park.

Louis Manzo author of An Irish Lullaby

Former Jersey City resident Lou Manzo, who served as a Hudson County freeholder and a state assemblyman, has written his first novel — and third book — “An Irish Lullaby,” which brings him back to his local roots. Now a resident of Belmar, he’s pictured there at the Church of St. Rose. (Rev. Alexander Santora)

“An Irish Lullaby” tells the story of the fictional Rev. Sean O’Connor, now 75, a former pastor of St. Aloysius who’s back for a second assignment at the tail end of his career. The new pastor is a monsignor, a rank O’Connor never reached. A cast of memorable characters fills out the storyline: a Catholic deacon and his wife, staff members of the local Planned Parenthood, a rabbi, and the first Italian – it’s about time – archbishop of Newark, Mario Scaponi. Read more