Calgary author shares poignant, interwoven tales in new book

CALGARY, Alberta — This week marks the nationwide release of “A Cup of Coffee,” a stirring new novel by author Ernest Skublics.

In “A Cup of Coffee,” readers will find that from the Austro-Hungarian Empire of the 19th century to Canada’s North-West in the 21st century — here and there in between — they are treated to life stories that take them through the adventures of an academic, a monk, a disenchanted clergyman and a sailing enthusiast.

Also found within the book is the semi-fictional autobiography of an old man, who has taught the author the simple wisdom of fully enjoying a cup of coffee in the evening sun in one’s garden. As the saying goes, God can write straight with crooked lines.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Skublics has had firsthand experience of much of the above, having spent most of his life as a professor of theology and having lived in most of the places in the stories, straddling reality and fiction. And the implicit quest has even taken him to sea. He is currently based in Calgary, Alberta.

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