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The Year of the Bear

This is it – the last stop on the THE YEAR OF THE BEAR by Douglas J. Lanzo & Ambassador International Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours.

Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway! 

About the Book


Author: Douglas J. Lanzo

Pub. Date: November 1, 2022

Publisher: Ambassador International

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook

Pages: 316

Purchase here: Amazon

Find it: GoodreadsB&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD,

A remarkable story of a bear and the coming-of-age journey of a teenage boy.

Thirteen-year-old Jason is on the cusp of manhood, striving to find his place at school and at home—especially after his mother has abandoned them and his father is left to deal with his own anger. When Jason and his father encounter a bear while out hunting, they shoot and kill it, not realizing that they have left a cub without its mother. When Sasquot of the Penobscot Tribe, a part of the Bear Family, discovers what they have done, he decides that Jason needs a lesson in caring for God’s creatures. Thus begins a year that Jason will never forget as he begins to care for and train the cub in order for it to survive. As Jason forms a bond with the bear, he, in turn, learns valuable lessons for life.

The Year of the Bear Reviews

“Fans of classic, enthralling adventure (and I’m one) are in for a rare treat.”-Josh Lieb
New York Times best-selling and Emmy Award-winning author of I am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President

“A deeply moving story that will stay with you well past the last page.” – Kim Wilch, One More Exclamation

This emotional story left me wanting to hug our main character, Jason – and of course the bear cub. Jason is a loveable boy, trying his best to grow up in a tough world. His growth throughout the book is both believable and inspirational, the author did a wonderful job. I especially cherish his interaction with the Native Americans helping him on his journey.

When I recieve the actual book, I’ll finish the review. Book covers intrigue me and this looks to be a winner. I can’t wait to hold it in my happy hands.

About the Author

Douglas Lanzo is an award-winning and featured inspirational author published in Vita Brevis Press’ bestselling 2021 poetry anthology, Café Haiku’s upcoming 2021 Fifth Poetry Anthology, and featured in WestWard Quarterly’s Winter 2021 issue. Since 2020, Douglas’ poetry has found homes in thirty-eight literary publications across the world. A graduate of Harvard College and Law School, where Douglas enjoyed writing editorials for The Harvard Crimson and articles for Harvard publications, he has published professional legal articles throughout his career. A General Counsel by day and writer by night, Douglas resides in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with his wife and twelve-year-old identical twin boys. He enjoys fellowship with published poets, nature, traveling, biking, tennis, and chess.

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Giveaway for The Year of the Bear

1 Winner will receive a finished copy of THE YEAR OF THE BEAR, US Only.

Ends November 29th, midnight EST.

Best of luck to you – enter the giveaway here.

The Year of the Bear Book Blog Schedule

11/21/2022@allyluvsbooksalatte IG Review
11/21/2022Fire and IceReview
11/22/2022Lifestyle of MeReview/IG Post
11/22/2022The Momma SpotReview/IG Post
11/23/2022Girls in White DressesReview/IG Post
11/23/2022A Blue Box Full of BooksIG Review/LFL Drop Pic
11/24/2022Brandi Danielle Davis IG Review/TikTok Post
11/24/2022Two Points of InterestReview
11/25/2022@froggyreadteachIG Review/Read Aloud
11/25/2022One More Exclamation Review/IG Post

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