Misplaced Clarity

Misplaced Clarity

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by C.D. Smith
     
 

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A young college graduate, living in a small town and working at an unfulfilling job, Alex Porter begins his journey of self discovery while unwittingly touching the hearts of every person he comes in contact with. His gift for drawing people together leads him to Harold Harper, an elderly man who is becoming more forgetful and confused with every passing day. With the

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A young college graduate, living in a small town and working at an unfulfilling job, Alex Porter begins his journey of self discovery while unwittingly touching the hearts of every person he comes in contact with. His gift for drawing people together leads him to Harold Harper, an elderly man who is becoming more forgetful and confused with every passing day. With the love of his life by his side and Alex’s knack for remembering things, Harold is ready to face the challenge set before him by a greedy son who is intent on sending his parents to a retirement community. Alex may have loftier career goals, but the food market where he is employed provides an epicenter that draws the characters’ lives together, for better or worse. This is a story about bridging the generation gap, of love, laughter, heartbreak and the strength it takes to find happiness. This story portrays how both the young and the old search for their own Misplaced Clarity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014358941
Publisher:
Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date:
04/30/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
351
File size:
738 KB

Meet the Author

Ms. Smith lives in a suburb of Denver, Colorado with her husband. A native of North Carolina, Ms. Smith migrated to Colorado nearly two decades ago after earning her Bachelors and Masters degrees on the East Coast. She started writing short stories as a child, and has always had the desire to create something that others would enjoy reading. Her other loves include backpacking, sport climbing, scuba diving, tennis, running, her two years spent as a zookeeper, and her many beloved pets. As her first full-length novel, Misplaced Clarity has been a cathartic learning experience, for both Ms. Smith and her husband, who acted as chief creative consultant throughout the writing process.

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Misplaced Clarity 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Alice D. for Readers Favorite Esther, Alex, and Wilton or "Dubya", work at the local grocery store in a small Illinois town. Their daytime boss is Roger Weatherly. Nobody likes him as he is bossy and not a nice man. To make it worse, Roger still lives at home with his retired father, Dan, who works as a bagger for the grocery store as his pension money was stolen. Esther has to have hip-replacement surgery and her granddaughter Beth arrives from California to care for her and work in her stead at the grocery store. Alex moves from his apartment to live with Aileen and Harold Harper and earn his keep by working around their huge old home as Aileen and Harold are aging, Harold may have Alzheimer's, and their son threatens to sell their beloved home and move them into senior living quarters. Dan has loved Esther for years, Beth really needs a teaching position, and Alex would love to be the town librarian. Will their wishes all come true? "Misplaced Clarity" is a delightful and well-written story of people's lives and how they impact upon one another in a small town. Esther, Dan, Beth, Dubya, Alex, Aileen and Harold are totally believable main characters as is sociopathic Roger who rages and strikes out against people. The plot develops well and runs smoothly to the story's conclusion and the dialogue throughout the entire book is just first-rate and will draw the reader into this story of friends and neighbors and lovers of long ago. "Misplaced Clarity" should be on readers' lists everywhere as it is a story whose characters run true to life and its zigzag path, who once again see clearly how to live their lives.