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Not Look Back: A Memoir

Not Look Back: A Memoir

by I.M. Tillerman
     
 
When a sixty-one year old retired college teacher travels fifty years into the past to change the tragic, childhood death of his beloved sister and only sibling, he spends several hours with that fourteen year old "kindred spirit"--and with himself as an eleven year-old farm boy--and must decide whether or not it is wise to alter the past.

Overview

When a sixty-one year old retired college teacher travels fifty years into the past to change the tragic, childhood death of his beloved sister and only sibling, he spends several hours with that fourteen year old "kindred spirit"--and with himself as an eleven year-old farm boy--and must decide whether or not it is wise to alter the past.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780744313680
Publisher:
SynergEbooks
Publication date:
11/20/2008
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
619 KB

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Meet the Author

In 1944, I was born in South Dakota in my great-grandmother’s house. Most of my childhood was spent living on farms near Sioux Falls.

In the early 1970’s, after graduating from Augustana and Purdue, I was hired as a full-time English Instructor at a college in a suburb of Chicago and for twenty-nine years taught Composition and Literature there as a Professor in the English Department. I took early retirement and since then have been a serious author, having written six novels: The Phoenix Sparrow: A Fable, a tale of reincarnation; The Herbert Trilogy, a group of young adult fantasy/soft science fiction books, centering on an antique grandfather clock that is also a time machine; Teufel-Hunden: “Devil-Dogs,” an autobiographical novel about Marine Corps Boot Camp in 1962; and a novella, Not Look Back: A Memoir, a fictional retrospective about life on a South Dakota farm in the 1950’s.

In the early ‘60’s, while I was in the Marines, I married my high school sweetheart, and we had a daughter, who now has two children, my nifty grandkids. After my first wife died tragically, I later remarried. My wife and I have two teenage daughters.

The most profound literary influences on me as a writer are the very authors whom I taught to college students for three decades: Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, Twain, Fitzgerald, and Tennessee Williams. The two strongest literary influences on me, however, are the sublime poet, Emily Dickinson, and Hemingway, who wrote: “A writer should be of his great probity as a priest of God. He is either honest or not…, and after one piece of dishonest writing, he is never the same again” (Amen, Papa).

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