Michael Embry is the author of three nonfiction basketball books and five novels including Shooting Star for Wings ePress in 2011. His career includes more than 30 years in journalism as a reporter, sportswriter and editor. He is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association and serves on the selection committee of the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame. He lives in Frankfort, Ky., with his wife, Mary, and Yorkshire terriers, Baxter and Bucky.
A Long Highwayby Michael Embry
Micah Stewart is in the throes of a mid-life crisis. He's bored with his job as a sports writer. While he maintains a good relationship with his ex-wife and children, he feels unfulfilled in many areas of his life. A random act of violence in the workplace forces Micah to hit the road in search of meaning to his life. Will he find enlightenment? Can he find happiness… See more details below
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Micah Stewart is in the throes of a mid-life crisis. He's bored with his job as a sports writer. While he maintains a good relationship with his ex-wife and children, he feels unfulfilled in many areas of his life. A random act of violence in the workplace forces Micah to hit the road in search of meaning to his life. Will he find enlightenment? Can he find happiness again? Can he find contentment at the end of the long highway?
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Micah had it all and lost it: a great wife, two terrific kids, a fabulous job. Maybe he just took it for granted, or perhaps he never realized how many people envied him all he had, until he wakes up alone one day, and acknowledges that he has made the wrong decisions. Trying to get himself on the straight and narrow again is difficult, for though the highway of life which the author uses as a metaphor often seems straight, it has many unpredictable twists and turns. His relationship with Cora, his ex-wife Alice, and the down-to-earth, motherly Pearl, help redeem his lost paradise, though not without a price. Sorcha MacMurrough, Call Home the Heart
A powerful, evocative novel about a man on the brink. Micah is so ordinary, that this is his strength as a character: how many other thousands of Micahs are there out there, loving, losing, struggling to make sense of their lives. Or simply trying to force themselves to be content with whatever small blessings they have managed to wrest for themselves from an unforgiving society. Micah has the courage to admit his mistakes, to face tough decisions, to feel grief and misery, and yet still retain his humanity. The novel is a tribute to the resilience of the human spirit.