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The Elixir
     

The Elixir

by Thomas Root
 

Tom and Carole are a happy young couple who have everything except good health. While vacationing on Cape Cod they meet Lucinda Hobson, a mysterious woman who deals in herbal teas and claims to possess a potent elixir capable of curing almost any illness and extending life indefinitely. The couple are skeptical, but after taking the elixir Carole feels much better.

Overview

Tom and Carole are a happy young couple who have everything except good health. While vacationing on Cape Cod they meet Lucinda Hobson, a mysterious woman who deals in herbal teas and claims to possess a potent elixir capable of curing almost any illness and extending life indefinitely. The couple are skeptical, but after taking the elixir Carole feels much better. Eventually, Tom learns the truth: the elixir does work-most of the time. But he also learns the truth about Lucinda, who clearly illustrates the downside to living so long. Tom's final confrontation with her leaves his faith shaken to its very core until a chance meeting with an old figure from his childhood results in a profound realization about the true meaning of life, death, faith, and love.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933353036
Publisher:
Writers' Collective, The
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Pages:
182
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.45(d)

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Meet the Author

Thomas Root graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. John's University, and heads his own law practice in Douglaston, New York. "The Elixir" is his first novel.

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