The Singing Bone

The Singing Bone

by William E. Kennedy
     
 

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Liam Stone operates within a band of emotion that never touches his self imposed safety limits; no severe pain, yet no great joy. The death of his widowed Mother in an automobile accident and a meeting with his Father's best friend, a Catholic priest, convince him that he is aware of only a small portion of who his parents truly were. He learns of the existence of a

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Liam Stone operates within a band of emotion that never touches his self imposed safety limits; no severe pain, yet no great joy. The death of his widowed Mother in an automobile accident and a meeting with his Father's best friend, a Catholic priest, convince him that he is aware of only a small portion of who his parents truly were. He learns of the existence of a group of ledgers that his Father had hidden. He finds the ledgers, but can't read # eleven. A severe case of tinnitus stops him every time he touches the book. Each bout with the ledger loosens images of people and events from the 19th and early 20th century, including his Father as a young man. He starts to remember names and stories that no one had ever told him. His memories go back three generations to an 1850 North Atlantic crossing from New Ross to New Orleans. He stops work on his second book of poetry and writes a novel formed from these images. After the novel's publication, Liam has a shocking revelation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015756241
Publisher:
William Kennedy
Publication date:
11/15/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
379 KB

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Meet the Author

I was born in Peoria, Illinois and now live in Jamestown, ND. I have had a long career in merchandising and marketing in the apparel and health industries and travelled around the world. I am an accomplished photographer, winning awards in local competitions. I have an undergraduate degree in Political Theory from St. Thomas University and an MFA in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University in St. Paul, MN. I have written two middle grade chapter books, "The Boy, The Giant And The Crow," and "T.K.& Associates, A Small Detectives Memoir."

My adult novel, "The Singing Bone," is available on nook.


In my spare time, I teach creative writing in the Jamestown school system with my wife Mary K. and raise funds for a local long term care faciity. Our two children, Shannon and Colin, live in Brooklyn, NY.

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