The Only Thing That Lasts [NOOK Book]

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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, ...

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Overview

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."

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Editorial Reviews

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.
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
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012981905
  • Publisher: Marquette Fiction
  • Publication date: 9/6/2011
  • Series: Marquette Trilogy , #5
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 280
  • File size: 574 KB

Meet the Author

Tyler R. Tichelaar, 7th generation Marquette resident, spent thousands of hours researching and writing The Marquette Trilogy: Iron Pioneers, The Queen City, and Superior Heritage. Tyler has a Ph.D. in Literature from Western Michigan University, and Bachelor and Master's Degrees from Northern Michigan University. He has lectured on writing and literature at Clemson University, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of London. Tyler is the regular guest host of Authors Access Internet Radio and the President of the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association. He is the owner of Marquette Fiction and Superior Book Promotions, a professional book review, editing, and proofreading service. Tyler lives in Marquette, Michigan where the roar of Lake Superior, mountains of snow, and sandstone architecture inspire his writing.

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