A Better Place To Be: Based On The Harry Chapin Song

A Better Place To Be: Based On The Harry Chapin Song

by David Wind


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A story about life, and what goes with it.
--'I doubt there's a person alive who cannot relate to this....it's like nothing I've ever read or am likely to read again.'--J.L. Redding

John and Claire Edghes have a wonderful marriage. John is a sweet and likeable man, whose love for his wife is unquestionable, as is her love for him. But when life deals John a devastating blow, as happens to far too many people, and his wife is taken from him, John's life corkscrews into an overwhelming and agonizing journey to the bottom of life. There, in the darkness of his despair, a homeless drunk in trouble with the law, he wakes up one day in a rehab center, where he is pushed to look at what he has become.

Forced to face both his past and possible future, John must find the path to rise from the despairing quicksand and somehow manage to find a way to survive. The question is, without Claire, can he?

*A Better Place to Be was awarded the IndieBRAG. Medallion.

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ISBN-13: 9780998971223
Publisher: David Wind
Publication date: 12/01/2017
Pages: 202
Sales rank: 1,079,788
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

David Wind has published thirty-nine novels including Science Fiction, Mystery, Suspense Thrillers and Contemporary Fiction. He lives and writes in Florida, and shares his house with his wife, Bonnie and dog Alfie, a Moyan poodle. (Moyan is half in French, which means Alfie is halfway between a miniature and a Standard Poodle.

His newest novel is A Better Place To Be: based on the Harry Chapin song of the same name. Not his usual genre, this is a story of family life, love, loss and facing to the worst life can throw at you and still be standing.

In 2008, David formally became an independently published writer and published 'Angels In Mourning', his 'homage' to the old time private detective books of the 50's and the 60's, which he used to sneak them from his parents' night tables and read them as a young boy. Angels is a contemporary take on the old-style noir detective. 'Angels In Mourning' won the 'Book of the Month Reader's Choice Award.

'Born to Magic', the first book of David's sci-fi fantasy series, Tales Of Nevaeh, was an Amazon International best seller and is now available as a free eBook download. All three books have reached into the Amazon Top 100 best seller rankings in several categories including Young Adult.

David's fantasy, Queen Of Knights, was a #2 best seller on the Amazon bestseller lists for historical fantasy and medieval fantasy, and his sci-fi paranormal, Infinity's Doorway, has received wide acclaim.

He wrote the Medical Thriller, The Whistleblower's Daughter, with Terese Ramin. The idea for this Medical Legal Thriller came shortly after the death of a close friend. David said, "I couldn't help but wonder about the medication...."

His suspense thrillers are The Hyte Maneuver, (a Literary guild alternate selection); The Sokova Convention; and, The Morrisy Manifest. Down will Come Baby, Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, and Out Of The Shadows, are mystery suspense novels.

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