Heart Lessons

Heart Lessons

by Henry Stark
     
 
The hero of Heart lessons is one Michael Prescott, a student in a comprehensive Chicago high school, who keeps a diary of the events that he observes both at home and in school. Michael is no angel; he can be cowardly, lazy, disloyal, self-centered, and judgmental. But by the end of the school year he has learned a few things and is on his way to becoming the guy with

Overview

The hero of Heart lessons is one Michael Prescott, a student in a comprehensive Chicago high school, who keeps a diary of the events that he observes both at home and in school. Michael is no angel; he can be cowardly, lazy, disloyal, self-centered, and judgmental. But by the end of the school year he has learned a few things and is on his way to becoming the guy with the "big heart." Every month Michael's class is required to read a story in which the main character encounters a life crisis and must make a life-defining decision. It is in the classroom discussions of these stories that Michael's classmates reveal who they really are: their prejudices and fears, their loves and hatreds and so on.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781419648816
Publisher:
BookSurge, LLC
Publication date:
03/06/2008
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.12(d)

Meet the Author

Henry Stark is emeritus Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology. He is married to Alice D. Stark and has two children and three grandchildren. He has received the Esther Hoffman Beller Prize from the Optical Society of America for the quality of his textbooks. His book: Probability and Random Processes with Application to Signal Processing 3rd edition (written with John W. Woods) is the best selling high-level text in this area and is used in the nation's most elite universities. He is international known for his research in medical imaging and optics. In the non-technical area, his article "Coming out of Hiding," was chosen for publication in the special 10th Anniversary Issue of The Hidden Child, the foremost newsletter of child survivors of the Holocaust in WWII. The Hidden Child is published by the Anti Defamation League. Several of his textbooks have been translated into Russian. "Heart Lesssons is his first attempt at writing fiction. He is presently at work on a children's book called The Adventures of Jasmine Turmalina.

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