From the Dead

From the Dead

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by John Herrick
     
 

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A preacher's son, a father in hiding, a guilty heart filled with secrets: When Jesse Barlow escaped to Hollywood, he hungered for fame-but eleven years of failure result in a drug-induced suicide attempt. Revived at death's doorstep, Jesse returns to his Ohio hometown to make amends with his preacher father, a former love, and Jesse's own secret son. But Jesse's…  See more details below

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A preacher's son, a father in hiding, a guilty heart filled with secrets: When Jesse Barlow escaped to Hollywood, he hungered for fame-but eleven years of failure result in a drug-induced suicide attempt. Revived at death's doorstep, Jesse returns to his Ohio hometown to make amends with his preacher father, a former love, and Jesse's own secret son. But Jesse's renewed commitment becomes a baptism by fire when his son's advanced illness calls for a sacrifice-one that could cost Jesse the very life he regained. A story of mercy, hope, and second chances, From The Dead captures the human spirit with tragedy and joy.

Editorial Reviews

Akron Beacon Journal
A solid debut novel.
Midwest Book Review
Powerful.
The Phantom Tollbooth
Brilliant... There is a heart and integrity to Herrick's writing
Library Journal
Jesse Barlow left Ohio at the age of 18 to meet fame and fortune in Hollywood. Those dreams never materialized, and, after a failed suicide attempt, he returns home, moves in with his sister, and begins work as a maintenance man at his preacher father's church. Finally, he gets up the nerve to visit Caitlin, the high school sweetheart he had left behind, only to learn a secret that will forever change his life. VERDICT This debut novel features strong characterizations and a well-drawn story, but its occasional preachiness may limit its appeal to more conservative CF readers. Still, readers who enjoy prodigal son tales like Rhys Bowen's Evan Help Us may want to try this.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982147016
Publisher:
Segue Blue
Publication date:
08/31/2010
Pages:
378
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.20(d)

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"Eloquence with an edge. In a single chapter, John Herrick can break your heart, rouse your soul, and hold you in suspense. Be prepared to stay up late." --(Doug Wead, New York Times bestselling author and advisor to two presidents )

Meet the Author

John Herrick received his B.A. in mass communication from the University of Missouri and began his career in the information technology field, where he developed a practical framework for his creative impulses. Eight years later, Herrick shifted his focus to fund development, procuring an opportunity to combine his technical, creative, and marketing instincts. Armed with a vision to impact and uplift his generation, he has written for radio and provided ghostwriting, songs, and voiceover work to local and national nonprofit organizations.

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