The Herbert Trilogy I: HGW Express: A Fantasy in Time [NOOK Book]

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When two children, Butzy and Jude, decipher the intricate cryptogram on the back of their middle-aged father's recently inherited grandfather clock, they discover that the magnificent, Nineteenth Century antique--called "Herbert" by the sisters--is, in reality, a time machine. After the siblings' naive and ill-advised trip to alter the past proves destructive, Butzy, the narrator and the more precocious of the two, must then decide whether or not an excursion into the future in order to prevent a tragic accident ...
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Overview

When two children, Butzy and Jude, decipher the intricate cryptogram on the back of their middle-aged father's recently inherited grandfather clock, they discover that the magnificent, Nineteenth Century antique--called "Herbert" by the sisters--is, in reality, a time machine. After the siblings' naive and ill-advised trip to alter the past proves destructive, Butzy, the narrator and the more precocious of the two, must then decide whether or not an excursion into the future in order to prevent a tragic accident is a wise gamble.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780744312133
  • Publisher: SynergEbooks
  • Publication date: 12/1/2006
  • Series: Herbert Trilogy , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

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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