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Author Robert Johnson, Jr.’s New Book ‘Lazarus Jones’ Takes Readers Along on a Journey of Self-Discovery and Redemption With the Titular Hero

Recent release "Lazarus Jones" from Newman Springs Publishing author Robert Johnson, Jr. is the story of Lazarus Jones, who sets off on a journey from Boston to East Africa in search of escape from the horrors of his daily life.

JAMAICA PLAIN, Mass. – January 26, 2022 – (

Robert Johnson, Jr., an attorney, playwright, and former Chair and Professor of Africana Studies at University of Massachusetts Boston, has completed his new book “Lazarus Jones”: a gripping novel about a man on a quest to find a new life. Johnson has traveled extensively throughout the African continent and has written ten scholarly books, fifteen plays, and numerous articles. This is his first novel. 

As the story begins, Lazarus Jones, a native of Boston and a Vietnam War veteran, travels to Mt. Kenya, East Africa, to escape from his haunting war demons and the racism of 1970s Boston. On his journey, Lazarus meets Mukuria, who has led a life of privilege in Nairobi and now seeks out her Kikuyu traditional roots on the mountain.

What follows is a story of self-discovery and redemption as the two young people encounter in death spiritual transformations that force them to make unexpected and monumental choices in life. 

Published by Newman Springs Publishing, Johnson’s potent tale will capture readers’ attention from the very first page and take them along on a sojourn across physical and spiritual boundaries. 

Readers who wish to experience this inspiring journey can purchase “Lazarus Jones” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iBooks Store, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Newman Springs Publishing at 732-243-8512.

About Newman Springs Publishing: 

Newman Springs Publishing is a full-service publishing house for serious authors. Each title produced by Newman Springs Publishing undergoes every step of the professional publishing process, including editing, layout, cover design, circulation, distribution, and publicity. All titles are made available in both eBook and print formats. Newman Springs Publishing distributes to tens of thousands of retail outlets throughout North America and internationally. All manuscripts in any genre are welcome to be submitted for review; If the manuscript meets the necessary criteria and is accepted for publication, Newman Springs Publishing will work closely with the author to bring the book to the retail market for a relatively inexpensive initial investment.

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