"Kirby's prose is exceptional.... Readers who enjoy spiritual literature will find this novel to their liking. It is also recommended for readers who enjoy human drama, historical fiction, and adventure." - Robin Edmunds, Foreword Clarion Review "In a world of scandalizing reality shows this book is a lyrical and uplifting story of redemption and faith. It is a breath of fresh air that is much needed in the literary world " - Carolyn Bracken Orr, Decatur Daily In the grimy, crime-ridden New York City of the 1890's, three lives are torn apart in a single, savage day. The events that unite them, for better and for worse, come together in a gripping tale of two continents that is ripe with danger and discovery. In Search of Sanctuary, Jamie E. Kirby's epic historical novel, charts the perilous journey of these three young souls, who must lose themselves in order to reinvent themselves. In evocative period detail, In Search of Sanctuary follows the young and earnest Aiden, the fearsome Mac, and the artistic Shamus as each seeks sanctuary from a vicious massacre on Manhattan's Lower East Side. Each one believes he or she is the sole survivor, yet their separate journeys are intertwined in ways that even an ocean cannot sever. Introspection and intriguing new friends and foes catapult these three into worlds they could never have imagined back in New York City. In Search of Sanctuary serves up a riveting parable that transports readers to another time, while mining ageless themes of faith, love, and moral fiber. Engaging, complex characters, a riveting plot, and a haunting similarity to three separate passages to peace provide readers with a message of hope embedded in a story seasoned with every conceivable human trait and behavior.