The Only Thing That Lasts

The Only Thing That Lasts

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by Tyler R. Tichelaar
     
 

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The Only Thing That Lasts is written as the autobiography of Robert O'Neill, the famous novelist first introduced in The Marquette Trilogy. As a young boy during World War I, Robert is forced to leave his South Carolina home to live in Marquette with his grandmother and aunt. He finds there a cold climate, but many warmhearted friends as he matures into adulthood

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The Only Thing That Lasts is written as the autobiography of Robert O'Neill, the famous novelist first introduced in The Marquette Trilogy. As a young boy during World War I, Robert is forced to leave his South Carolina home to live in Marquette with his grandmother and aunt. He finds there a cold climate, but many warmhearted friends as he matures into adulthood and becomes a famous writer. The Only Thing That Lasts is a joyful, lighthearted, yet meaningful story of home and hearth.

Mr. Tichelaar says of this work, "The Only Thing That Lasts is the first novel I ever wrote. I wanted to write an old-fashioned novel in the style of Louisa May Alcott or L. Frank Baum's Aunt Jane's Nieces, or even Marquette's own Carroll Watson Rankin, whose Dandelion Cottage first made Marquette the setting for a novel."

Editorial Reviews

Laura Fabiani
The title of the book refers to a quote from Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind when Scarlett states emphatically that the only thing that lasts is one's land. This story touches on how love for one's land can affect how we live. Robert O'Neill explores his Southern and Northern roots and how both contributed to the person he would become--a great novelist whose novels would make a mark in the literary world. But it is equally about young love, trying to make sense of the world and its event
John A. Royce
The book is what it purports to be, a nostalgic "old-fashioned" piece of Americana and all that implies. There are surprises, but not many, for surprise is not the purpose of such a portrait. "The Only Thing That Matters" is a well-meant work that seldom startles or alarms, but says what it means and leaves the reader with a pleasant impression of the town and its fictional--and its actual--gifted author.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012981905
Publisher:
Marquette Fiction
Publication date:
09/06/2011
Series:
Marquette Trilogy , #5
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
280
File size:
1 MB

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