Overview

This is another of the author’s beloved, sensitive contrasts between a young person adrift and an eccentric, older character. The story is set around and about the winter holidays in a northern Midwestern city. When, on a cold, snowy, December night, the world of a wise and generous old man collides with that of a bright, fifteen year old runaway boy, wonderful changes begin taking place. It restores their faith – the old man in youth and the life he has lived; the boy in himself and his future. Good ...
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Overview

This is another of the author’s beloved, sensitive contrasts between a young person adrift and an eccentric, older character. The story is set around and about the winter holidays in a northern Midwestern city. When, on a cold, snowy, December night, the world of a wise and generous old man collides with that of a bright, fifteen year old runaway boy, wonderful changes begin taking place. It restores their faith – the old man in youth and the life he has lived; the boy in himself and his future. Good conversations abound. It is an entertaining and meaningful read for young adults and adults (12 and older).
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email - Rob Carter
This is a warm, compassionate, story in which old meets young, patience meets impatience, love meets anger. Both the 15 year old boy and the old man are clearly drawn characters. As you read the story you feel the relationship growing. It may be somewhat predictable, but predictable is sometimes very comforting, especially in a piece set during the Christmas holiday season. A great read for both the teen and the general adult crowd.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148481140
  • Publisher: Famiily of Man Press
  • Publication date: 8/23/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 164 KB

Meet the Author

Writing under several pen names,* by genre, the author has written nearly 80 books and novels and many hundreds of shorter stories. With an academic background and decades of hands-on experience in education and clinical psychology, he brings a sensitivity and understanding about the human condition, which supports believable characters and helps develop important story lines with which readers can immediately identify. He chooses to write about teen life and struggles, fostering mutually productive relationships between youngsters and older adults, mysteries, action/adventure, and mainstream adult fiction. He lives his life and writes from a base of positive social values (not to be confused with a religious point of view). He speaks widely on topics related to his books and stories, the process of writing and living mutually facilitating lives.
*Tom Gnagey, Garrison Flint, Gary Hutchison, David Drake, Marc Miller . . .
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